SADC Protocol on Gender and Development

SADC: GL & Amplify Change launch Voice & Choice Fund

SADC: GL & Amplify Change launch Voice & Choice Fund

Friday 22 July: Gender Links (GL) in partnership with Amplify Change, today announces the launch of the Voice and Choice Fund targeting Women’s Rights Organisations in Southern Africa focusing on Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR). The fund is part of GL’s vision of an inclusive, equal and just society in which women and girls in all their diversities exercise their voice […]

Namibia launches 2021 Voice and Choice Barometer

Namibia launches 2021 Voice and Choice Barometer

Windhoek, 1 October 2021: The 13th edition of the 2021#VoiceandChoice Barometer is officially launched by the Deputy Minister in the Ministry of Gender Equality Poverty Eradication and Social Welfare Honourable Royal /Ui/O/OO with the UNFPA Country Representative Sheila Roseau. “The findings of the Barometer suggest that there is need to focus on Adolescent SRHR and […]

Zimbabwe: Local govt quota takes shape ahead of 2023 elections

Zimbabwe: Local govt quota takes shape ahead of 2023 elections

Harare, 20 September 2021: The process of operationalising the recently adopted quota for women in local government in Zimbabwe is now in full swing, following the successful campaign for the inclusion of women in this vital sphere of governance. Speaking at a meeting of the Women in Local Government Forum this month, Minister of Local […]

SADC: Women demand action on eve of Summit

SADC: Women demand action on eve of Summit

Lilongwe 13 August:  The Southern African Gender Protocol Alliance is calling on SADC leaders to accelerate vaccine roll out, provide gender data and step it up for gender equality in the 2021#VoiceandChoice Barometer being launched on the eve of their annual summit.    A #VaccineGenderJustice petition calls on Heads of State meeting in the Malawi capital […]

GL, Alliance affirm good practice at Regional Summit

GL, Alliance affirm good practice at Regional Summit

Press release: Johannesburg, 19 March: Gender Links (GL) and the Southern Africa Gender Protocol Alliance affirmed organisations and individuals from across Southern Africa in the recently ended Regional Voice and Choice Summit Awards announced on 17 March. The Regional Voice and Choice summit is a culmination of 14 national summits held between 2019 and 2020 […]

GL to host learning & sharing event on WPP for journalists

GL to host learning & sharing event on WPP for journalists

Johannebsurg, 19 February: Journalists from Botswana, Eswatini and Zimbabwe who participated in a reporting on Women’s Political Participation workshop  organised by GL, will come together in a learning and sharing event from 11-12 March 2021. The event will include presentations of good media practices on Women’s Effective Political Participation. The presentations are in the fields […]

SADC: GL to host regional Voice and Choice Summit

SADC: GL to host regional Voice and Choice Summit

Johannesburg, 19 February: Gender Links (GL) will hold the regional Voice and Choice SADC Protocol@Work Summit from the 15-17 March 2021. The Summit will culminate in the Awards ceremony and celebration of GL’s 20th Birthday  on the 17 March 2021. The Summit will be preceded by the South Africa Women Voice and Leadership Summit from […]

Tanzania: Traditional leaders play key role in ending FGM

Tanzania: Traditional leaders play key role in ending FGM

By Anne Robi, Dar es Salaam, 3 December: Maria Mangare (not her real name) was only 13 years old when she was cut off, leaving her with a wound and scar that have since put her in long-term health risks. “It will take me years and years to forget that act as I still remember […]

SADC: Protect women & girls from harmful practices

SADC: Protect women & girls from harmful practices

Dr. Makanatsa Makonese, Johannesburg, 7 January: Southern African has been struggling to end harmful cultural practices that impact women and girls’ (and often boys and men’s) rights, health and well-being for a long time.  These practices include early, forced and child marriages, forced widow inheritance, female genital mutilation and sexual intercourse between fathers-in-law and newly […]

#VoiceandChoice 2020 Summit held in Zambia

#VoiceandChoice 2020 Summit held in Zambia

For immediate release, Lusaka, 2 December 2020 :  The Zambia #VoiceandChoice summit hosted by Gender Links (GL) and the Southern Africa Gender Protocol Alliance, in partnership with the Local government Association of Zambia and The Commonwealth local Government Forum (CLGF) ended on the 2nd of December with 10 people receiving awards in 5 categories. Held […]