Gender Links (Johannesburg)

News from a group promoting SADC's Protocol on Gender and Development.

Website: http://www.genderlinks.org.za/page/gl-opinion-and-commentary-service


September 15

  • South Africa: Pistorius and a Script of Injustice [opinion]

    The world is abuzz after Judge Thokozile Masipa found Oscar Pistorius not guilty of premeditated murder, but instead guilty of culpable homicide. This judgement renders Pistorius'... Read more »



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September 03

  • Southern Africa: SABA commits to gender equality

    Southern African Broadcasting Association (SABA) held a parallel meeting on gender and the media co-sponsored by UNESCO and facilitated by Gender Links. The meeting reviewed... Read more »



September 01

  • Lesotho: Abused Because of Political Differences

    I was on my way, when I was at Ha-Makhate a car stopped me and they asked me where I was going and my sister was also there. They forced me to get into the car and took me to the... Read more »

  • Lesotho: Lesotho - I was gang raped

    The date was 3rd September 2011. I left my home with two friends of mine to collect speakers which were lent to a family in the village that had held a feast. While we were waiting... Read more »

  • Lesotho: Abused by My Own fFlesh and Blood

    I am a single woman but I was married and I parted ways with my husband as we had our own issues and I had to return to my family. I moved in with my mother and my brother and my... Read more »



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August 15

  • Southern Africa: Not Yet Economic Uhuru for Women [opinion]

    Women's month commemorations in South Africa create ripple effects across the Southern Africa region. Read more »

  • Botswana: 'We Need to Educate Women!'

    Gender Links is celebrating women during August, and has just published the 2014 SADC Gender Protocol Barometer which interrogates the gaps hindering gender equality, which among... Read more »

  • Southern Africa: Education Crucial for Equality and Development [analysis]

    As global and local consultations on an education and training framework post-2015 gain momentum, it is emerging that the current framework has fallen short of closing the gender... Read more »

  • South Africa: Women of Marikana Speak Out

    South Africa commemorates the second anniversary of the Marikana Massacre tomorrow, exactly a week after the country celebrated Women's Day last Saturday. Read more »

  • South Africa: Blackface is Not Funny, It is Racist [opinion]

    South Africa celebrates women's month this August. This month comes amidst outrage on the portrayal of black women as objects of ridicule. Two white students from the University of... Read more »

  • Lesotho: Forced into Marriage

    Sometimes one would think that it is a punishment to be a woman from the things that our societies did or still do to us. I am a mother of four, three boys and a girl. I am 49 and... Read more »



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