SADC Protocol on Gender and Development

EOI: Video production on Gender@Work in Local Govt

EOI: Video production on Gender@Work in Local Govt

Competent service providers are invited to submit an Expression of Interest for the production of a 20-minute video, drawn from existing footage provided by Gender Links.  The purpose of the video is to document the ground-breaking work on gender responsive local governance in ten countries of the SADC Region.  More on the organisation and its […]

Press release: SADC #Voice&Choice Barometer

Press release: SADC #Voice&Choice Barometer

For Immediate Release: Virtual launch: Monday 17 August @14.00-16.00 SA Time Johannesburg: The twelfth edition of the SADC Gender Protocol Barometer will be launched virtually on Monday 17 August 2020 during the Southern Africa Development Community (SADC) Civil Society Forum, which is also SADC day. The SADC Council of Non-Governmental Organisations (SADC-CNGO) coordinates the Civil Society […]

SADC Gender Barometer 2020 Foreword by Dr. T

SADC Gender Barometer 2020 Foreword by Dr. T

By Dr Tlaleng Mofokeng, Johannesburg, 9 August 2020: #VoiceandChoice resonates with the subject closest to my heart: quality sexual and reproductive health services. Without voice there is no choice. Without choice women and girls have little hope of realising their full potential in their public and private lives. Their choices must be supported with access […]

SAWID: Message of support for Barometer 2020

SAWID: Message of support for Barometer 2020

Ms. Colleen Lowe Morna and Members of the SADC Gender Protocol Alliance Please accept our warmest greetings and congratulations for organising this webinar launch of the 12 th edition of the SADC Gender Barometer #VoiceandChoice in the Time of COVID-19 at such an uncertain time in the life of our country. At a time of […]

Tues 8 Sep, 11-13hrs: Maternal & Menstrual Health dialogue

Tues 8 Sep, 11-13hrs:  Maternal & Menstrual Health dialogue

Gender Links, Southern Africa Gender Protocol Alliance and SAFAIDS will host a cyber dialogue on Maternal and Menstrual Health in Southern Africa based on the recently launched SADC Gender Protocol Barometer 2020. Date: 8 September 2020. Time: 11h00 – 13h00 (SA Time). Where: Cyber dialogue (Gender Links Zoom meeting). To join the dialogue please sign up or login to […]

17 Aug, 14-16h: SADC Gender Protocol Barometer launch

17 Aug, 14-16h: SADC Gender Protocol Barometer launch

Gender Links and the Southern Africa Gender Protocol Alliance for the first time ever will virtually launch the Southern Africa Gender Barometer  on the sidelines  of the Southern African Development Community Heads of State summit as the pandemic forces our region (and the whole world) into various states of lock down. Meeting Launch of Southern Africa […]

Activists demand apology over remarks on Joyce Banda

Activists demand apology over remarks on Joyce Banda

By Joseph Kayira Blantyre, 3 June – Women and rights groups, gender activists, civil society and politicians are demanding an apology from Malawi’s President Peter Mutharika for calling his predecessor Joyce Banda a ‘prostitute’ during a whistle stop political campaign in his home district 40 kilometres south of the commercial city of Blantyre. Rights activists […]

Summit 2019:Selebi Phikwe Town Council

The council’s gender champion is Tladi Pilane, who is also the Chief of the town’s fire department and the gender focal person is Lame Osupile Gender Policy The council does not have a gender policy but it has an action plan that incorporates the Post 2015 SADC Gender Protocol, SDGs. Governance There council has 6 […]

Summit 2019:Tutume Sub District Council

The council’s gender champion is Mr. Selatolo and the gender focal person is Ms Maipelo Gloria Gaketlou. Gender Policy The council has no gender policy or gender action plan. Governance There are 3 council women amongst 25 men. Women make up 45% of the council management and 61% of the overall staff. Only one woman holds […]

Savanne COE

Fact file Country Mauritius Province/Region Savanne Baseline score  – 2015 Latest score – 2019 68 (Winner in Rural Category for Summit 2019) Population 70,575 Number of women councillors  33 Number of men councillors  120 Joined the COE programme  2013 Anchored Entrepreneurship Programme  Yes Summit 2014, 2016, 2019 Savanne is a district of Mauritius, situated in the […]