SADC Protocol on Gender and Development

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 […]

Lesotho:Kahisano Kolobe

“Accessible Education, Development and leadership” The name of the project is WRAP it up, it is premised on the notion of wrapping things up or putting a finality to issues of unplanned pregnancy, poverty, vulnerability and sexual exploitation. This is also empowering teenagers and young mothers with skills and technical expertise to improve their competitive […]

Jail rapists for life, women in media urge

Jail rapists for life, women in media urge

By Joseph Kayira Blantyre, 6 November 2020 – The Association for Women in Media (AWOME) in Malawi, has demanded that rapists should be jailed for life following increased cases of rape and defilement in the country. The calls follow a gruesome defilement of an 11-year-old girl in Chikwawa, a district in southern Malawi a fortnight […]

Mauritius: #ChildNotBride campaign gains momentum

Mauritius: #ChildNotBride campaign gains momentum

For immediate release: 18 November 2020, Port Louis: After years of digging in on ending child marriages, the government of Mauritius is finally relenting to civil society pressure to comply with regional instruments on 18 years as the minimum age of marriage. This could finally pave the way for Mauritius – the only Southern African […]