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Learning Journey: Winners win and losers lose!

Those people who develop the ability to continuously acquire new and better forms of knowledge that they can apply to their work and to their lives will be the movers and shakers in our society for the indefinite future – Brian Tracy The year 2016 marks a watershed moment on my time at Gender Links, […]

March 24, 2016 Themes: Gender equality Programs: SADC Gender Protocol & Alliance

Learning Journey: Launching into the deep

Learning Journey: Launching into the deep

When I read about the brutality that women and girls face through gender based violence and the way the world turns a blind eye, something within me ignites about making a difference through transformative leadership. I challenged myself to acquire knowledge which will enable me to seek solutions to ending inequality.

Anne Marie P.

Anne Marie P.

My training with Gender Links in 2014 was a great experience. Unfortunately I could not attend all the sessions because my daughter-in-law gave birth to my first and only grandchild. Actually I was not aware of how a woman really ought to be. Gender Links enabled me to meet a lot of people. I am […]

March 23, 2016 Themes: Gender equality | Gender violence | Human Rights Programs: Entrepreneurship

Arriane Sarah

Arriane Sarah

Arriane The most interesting thing I found during the training was how to start up a business, what are the steps to follow. The entrepreneurship training I took in October 2014 at Gender Links was very fruitful to me because at the end of the courses I was able to make a business plan. I […]

March 23, 2016 Themes: Gender equality | Gender violence | Human Rights Programs: Entrepreneurship

Belinda Louise Franchin

Belinda Louise Franchin

Belinda Louise Franchin The independent women and her harmonious family I did not believe in myself before. The training which I followed at Gender Links was very helpful. It allowed me build my confidence. Everything was so interesting. I loved every single day spent at this training. I joined the training in 2014. I was […]

March 23, 2016 Themes: Gender equality | Gender violence | Human Rights Programs: Entrepreneurship

Sheila Martine – The Good Seeds of Gender Links in my Life

Sheila Martine – The Good Seeds of Gender Links in my Life

Sheila Martine The Good Seeds of Gender Links in my Life The course at Gender Links was very interesting. It was in many ways useful. Especially the ideas I received when I started this course has helped me to know how to set up my own business. Now, I know what must be done to […]

March 23, 2016 Themes: Gender equality | Gender violence Programs: Gender Justice

Vanida M.

Vanida M.

I have had a difficult life; I have known violence at a tender age but today I know that I should not be quiet and should raise my voice to the inequalities of life. I remember how my husband used to beat me, how my in-laws used to contribute and how I had no one as support. But, today I have used my wings to fly, to get away from the bad and to move on.

March 23, 2016 Themes: Gender equality | Gender violence Programs: Entrepreneurship

Cindy Trivedy

Cindy Trivedy

My goal is to achieve the best practice for methadone issues and the needle exchange program in Mauritius. I also want to fight against hard drug issues which are becoming real dangers for my Island. Otherwise there might be an increase of HIV cases and this will endangered the public health. I am also planning to write Human stories to show how people in difficulties like drug addicts are achieving success.

March 23, 2016 Programs: Entrepreneurship | Gender Justice

Zimbabwe: Punished for refusing to leave my matrimonial home

Zimbabwe: Punished for refusing to leave my matrimonial home

Zvimba, Zimbabwe, 11 March, 2015: My name is Rosemary Muza, I am a 53 year old woman who is a victim of physical and emotional abuse. Since 1961 the year I was born, I never faced any challenges as I grew up under the care and guardianship of loving parents.

N’tolo Manang

N’tolo Manang

Lesotho: My business is well known both in and out of the country Seate, Lesotho, 14, March 2015: When I worked with GL for the first time I was asked to write about my problems in an abusive life that I lived. I come into contact with GL in 2013 at a workshop, all of […]

March 22, 2016 Themes: Gender equality | Gender violence Programs: Gender Justice