Sexual violence

Living beyond HIV

My name is Racheal , and I am a widow. I had two children and they have both passed on, the first was 24 years when he passed, on the 21 April 2018 and the last one was 40 years and passed away on the 10 July 2018 on his birthday. My stepfather abused me […]

November 1, 2019 Themes: Gender based violence | Sexual violence Programs: Gender & Governance

Zimbabwe: Lived as a sex slave

My name is TT* I grew up living with my uncle, my mother’s elder brother. My father had passed away and I was left with only my mother to take care of me. My mother had no source of income and she was depending on my uncle for survival and that is the reason why […]

October 10, 2019 Themes: Gender based violence | Sexual violence Programs: Gender Justice

The Safe Haven Halfway Home – Mauritius

The SAFE HAVEN HALFWAY HOME (SHHH) is a temporary shelter for teenage girls who are homeless due to abuse and rejection from family members. September 2017, Gender Links Mauritius opened the first halfway home in Mauritius called Safe Haven. A Halfway Home is a place that serves as a residence for people in need; providing them with the necessary skills […]

Zimbabwe:Raped and rejected

My name is Nobuhle* I am 21 years old. I was born in the communal lands of Nkayi. I went to school up to grade 6 and stopped because my father passed away at that stage. When my father passed away the responsibility of taking care of me and my young sister fell on my […]

October 9, 2019 Themes: Gender based violence | Sexual violence Programs: Gender Justice

Gender Links Moçambique junta-se a OSC na luta contra VBG- Spotlight Initiative

Gender Links Moçambique junta-se a OSC na luta contra VBG A Gender Links Moçambique no âmbito da implementação da iniciativa Spotlight, em parceria com a ONU Mulheres, realizou nos dias 23 e 24 de Setembro corrente, dois (2) encontros com diferentes organizações da Sociedade Civil, bem como representantes do governo, nas províncias de Manica  e […]

September 30, 2019 Themes: Gender based violence | Sexual violence Programs: Gender based violence

SA: All lives matter, put GBV prevention at the centre

SA: All lives matter, put GBV prevention at the centre

By Kubi Rama Johannesburg, 12 September: Over the last while I, like many South Africans, have been reeling under the deluge of Gender-Based Violence (GBV) everywhere in our country. A gender activist for over 25 years, I did not know what to say or do. I vacillated between anger, powerlessness, fear, grief and then finally […]

Diversidade Sexual, Inclusão das minorias sexuais

By: Graça Maria, 04-July-2019: A diversidade sexual ainda é um tabú a ser desmistificado dentro da sociedade moçambicana, facto que faz com que a media tenha um papel importante neste processo, difundindo informações que possam criar uma reflexão conjunta sobre a importância da inclusão das minorias sexuais. Durante dois dias, 27-28 de Junho passado, jornalistas […]

SADC: Join Cyber Dialogue on Women’s Health

SADC: Join Cyber Dialogue on Women’s Health

Johannesburg, 24 May: Please join Gender Links and the Gender Protocol Alliance partners for a cyber dialogue on the International Day of Action for Women’s Health, on 28 May 2019. This day coincides with International Day of Menstrual Hygiene. The Gender Protocol Alliance under the banner #VoiceandChoice is rolling out Sexual Reproductive Health and Rights […]

SA: Rape survivors deserve our support

SA: Rape survivors deserve our support

By Prince Nare Johannebsurg, 21 March : Rape is a horrific crime, and its effects are devastating whether it is committed at home, in the community, or in prison. Many rape survivors – including those assaulted in detention – often suffer shame, anxiety, and depression; they are also prone to contract sexually transmitted infections, like […]

March 21, 2019 Themes: Gender based violence | Sexual violence Programs: GL Commentary Service

Mzansi-Magic The Queen 21/01/2019

Thabiso rapes Goodness after a failed proposal.