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*Zola

*Zola

I started at Phase 2 with Juliana Davids. I have learnt how to do a business plan and that was new to me. Now I am proud because I now know what to do in a business and now have more information about entrepreneurship and able to share the information with other women in my […]

April 6, 2016 Themes: Gender equality Programs: Gender Justice

*Helen

*Helen

I joined the training in 2014 and did not attend all of the sessions. I missed the first two sessions because I did not know about the training. It was by coincidence that I heard about the entrepreneurship course and I am very glad that the sessions as well as the rest of the course, […]

April 6, 2016 Themes: Gender equality Programs: Gender Justice

*Hazeldene

*Hazeldene

Last year (2014) I was asked to help with preparing for a workshop and after lunch I went to sit down and listened what the workshop is about. It was the most moving stories I ever heard. After a while my brain made me understand that there was something hidden deep down inside of me. […]

April 6, 2016 Themes: Gender equality Programs: Gender Justice

*Mahaali

*Mahaali

Forgiveness Lord, will I ever get these? I hid my rape for many years in a place where no one can get it. My father was a very strict person. With him right was right and wrong was wrong. He was very quick with his fists. He used to regularly beat my mom and us […]

April 6, 2016 Themes: Gender violence Programs: Gender Justice

*Anna

*Anna

My name is Anna. I am 50 years old and since the first workshop I scraped the will together to talk about my life. My husband and I are together for 22 years but it is not 22 years of love but rather 22 years old struggling. At these workshops I learned a lot, how […]

April 6, 2016 Themes: Gender equality Programs: Gender Justice

*Michelle

*Michelle

I am Michelle and I am 39 years old. The reason why I am telling my story is to inspire and motivate others that a person can go through hell but through prayer and through loving and appreciating yourself you can come out a better person. At the age of ten (10) I contracted vitiligo, […]

April 6, 2016 Themes: Gender equality Programs: Gender Justice

*Silvy

*Silvy

My name is Silvy; I am 30 years old and the youngest of three (3) children. In my life I did not achieve many highlights/ high points until recently when I attended an entrepreneurship course. We had to draw up business plans and two women would be chosen to attend the annual summit to do […]

April 6, 2016 Themes: Gender equality Programs: Gender Justice

*Mynie

*Mynie

I was 16 years old, young and inexperienced when I met my boyfriend. At the age of 17 I fell pregnant. I was deeply unhappy and disappointed when I gave birth to my eldest daughter. I had to go through the pregnancy alone but luckily my mother stood by me because my dad also disappointed […]

April 6, 2016 Themes: Gender equality Programs: Gender Justice

*Ntombi

*Ntombi

In 2009 I started a relationship and was very happy. In 2010 I lost a lot of weight. I went to the clinic and they drew blood. After a month they told me I have HIV/AIDS. Just like that. I couldn’t handle it. I drank tablets. But then I discovered alcohol takes away the hurt. […]

April 6, 2016 Themes: Gender equality Programs: Gender Justice

Gontle Motang

Gontle Motang

I heard about the workshop from a friend and because I was not doing anything I thought to pass time. But when I arrived at the Gender Links workshop there I noticed that they were talking about things that were affecting me personally, the issues of abuse toward women and children.in the first workshop I […]

April 6, 2016 Themes: Gender equality Programs: Gender Justice