Kwanele – winner of a Grand Challenges Grant

2023-08-14T07:25:29+00:00August 14th, 2023|

Kwanele – Bringing Women Justice is the winner of a #GrandChallengesgrant – an initiative fostering innovation to solve pressing global health and development problems and funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation! Leonora Tima, CEO of Kwanele – Bringing Women Justice will pursue an innovative global health and development research project focused on Catalyzing Equitable Artificial Intelligence (AI)

SA NGO Wins Global Prize for AI Bot to Aid GBV Survivors

2023-06-02T07:05:51+00:00June 2nd, 2023|

Cape Town, 2023 – Kwanele - Bringing Women Justice, a leading non-governmental organization dedicated to supporting survivors of gender-based violence, won 2nd Prize (and $30,000 in prize money) in The Mozilla Foundation’s Ethical AI Challenge in San Francisco on Wednesday 31st May. There were over 240 entries for this challenge from 46 countries. The prize

Celebrating Women, Voice and Leadership

2023-03-14T18:17:23+00:00March 12th, 2023|

Johannesburg, 14 March 2023: South African women from 31 organisations across six provinces walked away with awards in seven categories at an emotional ceremony on International Women’s Day. “You made the choice to be a voice,” said Canadian High Commissioner Christopher Cooter as he officiated at awards marking the end of the first phase of this

Rapid Response Additional Funding Survey

2023-01-26T07:22:03+00:00January 26th, 2023|

The Women’s Voice and Leadership project in South Africa is coming to an end in March 2023. Gender Links would like to invite you to complete one additional survey from the rapid response grantees on additional income generated as a result of the WVL-SA grant. Please could you take 5 minutes to complete this important survey?

GL & Amplify Change launch Voice & Choice Fund

2022-08-02T13:09:34+00:00August 2nd, 2022|

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 (WROs) 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

Women in Dialogue

2022-11-26T09:14:28+00:00August 2nd, 2022|

Gender Links in partnership with the Southern Africa Gender Protocol Alliance and the Women Voice and Leadership South Africa programme are hosting a series of online dialogues which started in August and will run until December 2022 as women across SADC dialogue. All events will take place from 13.00 to 14.30 SA time. Login in through

JAW’s model of individual empowerment

2022-08-02T13:08:54+00:00August 1st, 2022|

Justice and Women’s model of individual empowerment usurps patriarchal norms and practices in rural KwaZulu-Natal | An observer’s perspective (The data below is from internal project documents or interviews and focus group discussions conducted by the author during a project monitoring exercise on behalf of Global Affairs Canada). Since its establishment in 2006, Justice and

LVVF overcomes socio-economic challenges and GBV using performance art

2022-07-15T12:10:10+00:00July 15th, 2022|

South African volunteer organization ‘Let the Children Come Foundation’ overcomes socio-economic challenges and gender-based violence using performance art The Litshani Vhana-Vha-De Foundation (Let the Children Come Foundation or LVVF) for disadvantaged children was established in 2009 by Bridgette Mamugubudi. Driven by a desire to create meaning out of personal losses and a wish to “give

WVL changes organisational trajectories for the better

2022-07-15T12:03:48+00:00July 15th, 2022|

Global Affairs Canada’s Women’s Voice and Leadership Program changes organizational trajectories for the better: Queer Women in Business+ Allies NPC “There are many barriers to starting a business that all entrepreneurs face, but there are additional layers if you are black, poor, and female, and there is yet another layer if you are queer,” a

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