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Zimbabwe – Francisca Machayasimbi

“Now able to assist relatives financially” Francisca Machayasimbi is a 29 year old woman who is a survivor of gender based violence. She had two children, a boy and a girl from her previous marriage. When she got married to her husband she moved in to his parents’ home with him. Her in-laws despised her, […]

September 20, 2018 Themes: Drivers of Change Programs: Protocol @ work

Zimbabwe – Ester Musindo

“From a survivor of gender based violence (GBV) to an employer” Esther Musindo was born in 1972 as the only female child in a family that adored male children. She grew up in a family where there was no peace because her mother was despised for the “offence” of failing to give birth to male […]

September 20, 2018 Themes: Drivers of Change Programs: Protocol @ work

Zimbabwe – Daliah Musasiwa

“Set to bring change to the entire community” I met Gender Links (GL) at a time when I was living like a prisoner in my own house. My husband forced me to stop pursuing my education and quit my job. He argued that I was not supposed to leave the children alone while they were […]

September 20, 2018 Themes: Drivers of Change Programs: Protocol @ work

Mozambique – Rosa Pita

“Set to bring change to the entire community” My life was a challenge as my husband left me in 1995 when he went away looking for job and never come back, and I had to take care of 6 children by myself. I had to find a way to survive and rise my children that […]

September 20, 2018 Themes: Drivers of Change Programs: Protocol @ work

Mauritius – Marie Josee Medon

Mauritius – Marie Josee Medon

Marie Josee gained organisation skills how to make advantage of the use and profit of money. This came from workshop and training. Living an unstable life with only temporary jobs and being discouraged to the point where she found herself begging for money on streets. After having faced injustice and harshness at home where she […]

September 20, 2018 Themes: Drivers of Change Programs: Protocol @ work

Mauritius: Jane Iram-Lapipe

It’s not how much we give, but how much we put into giving̎ says Mother Teresa. My first encounter with Gender links was quite unexpected as I did not expect to stay six weeks of my first year holidays at the office. I was really excited on the eve on my internship, very happy to […]

Mauritius: Sheistah Bundhoo

“Life lessons are well-learned through trails.” I applied at Gender Links to be able to do an internship after completing my degree course in Bsc Sociology (Specialisation: Gender Studies) with a first class degree from the University of Mauritius. One of my most memorable experiences with GL is when I first went to take testimonial […]

September 19, 2018 Themes: Drivers of Change | Education | Employment | Young Women Programs: Protocol @ work

Mauritius: Sakinah Caunhye

“GL has given me a lot of my “first times”.” First workshop was about GBV at Gold Crest Hotel in 2012 – That was the first time in my life I ever attended a “workshop” Second time, Mme Loga and the crew came to uni for a presentation about a book or the launch of […]

September 19, 2018 Themes: Drivers of Change | Education | Feminism | GBV | Gender based violence Programs: Protocol @ work

Botswana: Dikeledi Pono Kgosietsile

“All should be aboard as GBV issues respect no boundary.” Short story that may be funny; emotional or significant in other ways that demonstrates the essence of the relationship and draws the reader into the piece. Changing one person’s life adds value to the future generation. Gender links shaped my character as an individual. Being […]

September 19, 2018 Themes: GBV | Gender based violence | Gender equality | Human Rights Programs: Protocol @ work

Mauritius – Anique Darga

“Happiness is not something ready made. It comes from your own actions.” – Dalai Lama  The best experience that Darga has had with Gender Links (GL) has been during the entrepreneurship training that she followed.  The training helped Darga to come out of the difficult situation she has been living and get to boost up herself by being surrounded by new […]

September 19, 2018 Themes: Drivers of Change Programs: Protocol @ work