Sexual violence

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 […]

EOI: Call to serve on selection panel of new fund

EOI: Call to serve on selection panel of new fund

Call for EOI to serve on the Grants Selection Committee of the Voice and Choice Southern Africa Fund: please respond by Monday 15 August Gender Links seeks the services of  independent SRHR experts to serve on the Grants Selection Committee of the Voice and Choice Southern Africa Fund established under the Amplify Change Partnership Grant. […]

July 26, 2022 Themes: Reproductive health | Sexual violence Programs: GL Services

Mada: Des victimes de viols conjugaux subissent en silenc

Mada: Des victimes de viols conjugaux subissent en silenc

By Patricia Ramavonirina Antananarivo, 15 December : Un phénomène persistant mais souvent méconnu. Les viols conjugaux ne cessent de gagner de l’ampleur à Madagascar, sans que les victimes les considèrent ainsi. Dans la plupart des cas, les survivantes les classent comme des formes de violences conjugales. Le viol définit tout rapport sexuel imposé ou sans […]

Call for stories on Sexual Reproductive Health Rights

Call for stories on Sexual Reproductive Health Rights

Synopsis Gender Links (GL) in its capacity as secretariat for the SADC Gender Protocol Alliance is calling for stories to be published as part of its the Sixteen Days of Activism news series. GL will pay $100 for innovative and in-depth stories in print, radio or video that can be uploaded online. Key dates Submit […]

Three Years of Safe Haven

Three Years of Safe Haven ‘Real change, enduring change, happens one step at a time’ – Ruth Bader Ginsburg Background Since its inception in September 2017, Gender Links Safe Haven Halfway Home (SHHH) has been a refuge for 69 residents coming from different socio-economic backgrounds and having known numerous types of violence throughout their lifetime […]

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 […]

Teen pregnancies may rise amid school closures

Teen pregnancies may rise amid school closures

By Winston Mwale Lilongwe, 4 May: In Africa, where health expert’s fear thousands of people might die due to the novel  Corona virus, the pandemic has quickly evolved from a health care crisis to an educational one, as governments on the continent closed schools in an attempt to contain the COVID-19 pandemic. While countries appear […]

Tanzania: Teenage pregnancy threaten girls’ education

Tanzania: Teenage pregnancy threaten girls’ education

By John Namkwahe Arusha, 27 November: Coming from a poor family, Sarah* from Sekei in Arusha, Tanzania, this year dropped out of school due to pregnancy. “It was difficult to continue with studies because of my appearance,” explains the 13-year-old girl with a very small stature A story behind Sarah’s teenage pregnancy is being told […]

February 21, 2020 Themes: Child Abuse | GBV | Health | Reproductive health | Sexual violence | Young Women Programs: Advocacy

SADC Gender Protocol Barometer 2019

The 2019 SADC Gender Protocol Barometer breaks with past tradition in focusing solely on Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights. Measuring 100 indicators across seven themes, the Barometer is the first civil society shadow report on SADC’s new SRHR Strategy Score Card, ranking countries based on their performance, while offering detailed analysis and insights into […]

Protocols and Service Standards for Prevention and Management of Gender-based Violence for Health Care Providers

These protocols and service standards are designed to support the Ministry of Health Strategic Plan and other existing Government and African regional and continental policies to effectively integrate gender-based violence prevention and management issues in health services. This includes a protocol for clinical management for survivors of sexual violence.