Youth

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 […]

National Adolescent Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights Framework Strategy (2014-2019)

The intended outcomes of the ASRH&R framework strategy will benefit the adolescent population of the country as well as family and service providers.

Religious leaders’ handbook on adolescent sexual and reproductive health rights

The main aim of developing the handbook is to assist religious leaders and parents to provide effective sexual and reproductive health guidance to children and adolescents. Religious leaders are strategically placed to support adolescents because they are unanimously regarded as authority figures. Scriptures from both the Bible and the Quran were used to clarify the […]

Tanzania: Celebrating ending child marriages judgement

Tanzania: Celebrating ending child marriages judgement

For immediate release Johannesburg, 25 October: Gender Links welcomes the upholding of the ruling against child marriages by the High court of Tanzania. This a landmark victory not only for Tanzania but for Southern Africa as well as the rest of Africa where child marriages continue to infringe on the rights of children and promises […]

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 […]

Zambia:Taboo surrounding abortion leads to death

Zambia:Taboo surrounding abortion leads to death

By: Dorothy Chisi YVONNE Mwanza (25) now, discovered she was pregnant at 16 in her first month in her final grade. Both Yvonne and her boyfriend were not ready as they were still pursuing their education in the same grade. Yvonne explained that knowing he family she was coming from, she would be told to […]

September 18, 2019 Themes: Health | Human Rights | Reproductive health | Young Women | Youth Programs: Health | News

Zim: Time to re-think policy on contraceptives for Youth

Zim: Time to re-think policy on contraceptives for Youth

By: Thandeka Moyo Nkazimulo* struggles to calm the baby strapped on her back as she makes her way to Tshitshi Clinic located 17 kilometres from her home in Mangwe, Plumtree. Along the way she passes through her former school, Tshitshi Secondary where she spent a few months doing Form One before authorities asked her to […]

July 31, 2019 Themes: Health | Reproductive health | Youth Programs: Advocacy | Health

Zim: Umguza RDC unveils mobile sexual health bus

Zim: Umguza RDC unveils mobile sexual health bus

BY NQOBANI NDLOVU UMGUZA Rural District Council (RDC) has unveiled a novel mobile bus campaign to conduct sexual reproductive and health rights (SRHR) education targeting young people in the district to, among others, reduce child pregnancies. Under the mobile bus campaign, Umguza RDC officials traverse the whole district conducting SRHR education amid indications that the […]

July 31, 2019 Themes: Education | Youth Programs: Centres of Excellence | News

Seychelles: Addressing teenage pregnancies

Seychelles: Addressing teenage pregnancies

By Laura Pillay Addressing teenage pregnancies through Comprehensive Sexuality Education (CSE) and making contraception available to teenagers The rate of teenage pregnancies in the Republic of Seychelles, has increased steadily over the years. Despite the inclusion of sexuality education in the school curriculum under the Personal, Social and Citizenship Education (PSE) programme, the small island […]

July 17, 2019 Themes: Unemployment | Young Women | Youth Programs: News

Botswana: Kgalalelo Gambule BOCAIP

After identifying teenage pregnancy as an area of great concern within the Okavango District, Ms Gambule working for BOCAIP Gumare, implemented a behaviour change programme to address this. The objectives of the programme are to promote behavioural change and practices for prevention of new infections and to contribute in reduction of teenage pregnancy cases from […]

July 6, 2019 Themes: Youth Programs: Protocol @ work