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South Africa: *Mary

South Africa: *Mary

When I joined the Gender Links training I was a member of the ward committee.  I joined the Gender Links programme last year and attended all three phases, most of which were very helpful. Educating us on entrepreneurship and being able to take charge of our lives and manage a business was very helpful. My […]

April 8, 2016 Themes: Gender equality Programs: Gender Justice

South Africa: Makoena Khoeli

South Africa: Makoena Khoeli

My name is Makoena and I started attending training by Gender Links in August 2014.  From this time my life has changed. When I heard and learned about gender issues that happen every day in our lives, I realised that sometimes I am not the only one who goes through problems in my life. I […]

April 8, 2016 Themes: Gender equality Programs: Gender Justice

South Africa: *Sarah

South Africa: *Sarah

I am on the ward committee in ward 23 Bophelong and my portfolio is public transport, roads and public works. I also have a business selling chickens, clothes, shoes and perfumes. I have learnt a lot from the Gender Links training about how to run the business. I started with the training in August 2014 […]

April 8, 2016 Themes: Gender equality Programs: Gender Justice

*Londi

*Londi

At the beginning of the training, I was shy to speak in front of other people especially a large number of people. But know I am proud of myself and my new found self-esteem and self-confidence. I am proud and glad about the training. I have gained a lot of things; I can now make […]

April 8, 2016 Themes: Gender equality Programs: Gender Justice

*Lisa

*Lisa

When I started attending this training I didn’t know anything about business. I have learned a lot from these workshops. I can now save money at the bank and provide for my family. I have learned that if you have a problem you must share it with others because you are not the only one […]

April 8, 2016 Themes: Gender equality Programs: Gender Justice

Rihlampfu Nyiko Rebacca

Rihlampfu Nyiko Rebacca

Before I joined the Gender Links training workshops, I was living in poverty with my children while my husband was working. He was violent and abusive towards us. I started to attend these workshops in November 2014. Everything that I learned has been useful. Mostly I have learned to be independent and how to start […]

April 8, 2016 Themes: Gender equality Programs: Gender Justice

*Dorcas

*Dorcas

I am grateful that Gender Links came all the way from Johannesburg to Phalaborwa to workshop us. I have learned a lot of things and I am applying everything in my way of living. I am now selling my goods at a profit and can save part of the money that I made and buy […]

April 8, 2016 Themes: Gender equality Programs: Gender Justice

Maselela Eugene

Maselela Eugene

My most memorable experience of the Gender Links workshops was when we were trained on starting our own business as part of self-development; by Sister Susan. I felt healed in my spirit. I didn’t know how to run my own business properly and calculate money. I have started my own business now and I am […]

April 8, 2016 Themes: Gender equality Programs: Gender Justice

*Lina

*Lina

The training from gender Links has helped me a lot because I was having a lot of problems but I am now relieved of a lot of the stress. Being in the company of other women made me realise that my problems are not so bad and that other women are also experiencing a lot […]

April 8, 2016 Themes: Gender equality Programs: Gender Justice

Jane Moeketso Nyalungu

Jane Moeketso Nyalungu

From attending the the Gender Links programme I have learnt how to manage a business, even if I don’t have money to start a business. I have been happy attending the workshops and now could go to the bank and borrow money and form co-operatives with another women from what I have learnt. I was […]

April 8, 2016 Themes: Gender equality Programs: Gender Justice