Entrepreneurship

Sunraise Campaign- Assinatura de Memorandos

Sunraise Campaign A Gender Links Mocambique efectuou entre os dias 28 de Outubro e 02 de Novembro corrente mês visitas a 8 dos 10 municípios nos quais tem implementado o progrma de empreendedorismo designado Sunraise campaign. As visitas visavam o assinatura e renovação do memorando de entendimento, onde os municípios comprometem-se a acolher e dar […]

November 14, 2018 Themes: Entrepreneurship Programs: Entrepreneurship | Training of Trainers

Swaziland: Pearl’s Boutique

Pearl’s Boutique owner-Pearl Mabaso. Pearl Mabaso is the owner of Pearl’s Boutique based in Mbabane Market opposite the Municipality Council of Mbabane specializes in sewing church gowns for the two mainstream dominions which are the Zion church and the Jericho (Red-Gown Sect). Apart from those, Pearl’s boutique also specializes in sewing African attires.   She did […]

August 21, 2018 Themes: SADC Protocol on Gender and Development Programs: Entrepreneurship

Swaziland: Nomcebo Dlamini

Nomcebo is a designer and dressmaker who is also physically disabled. She became affiliated with Gender Links in 2013 and has been an active participant in Gender Links workshops for the past 5 years.  Prior to her first business workshop, Nomcebo was already a dressmaker and designer but a lot of improvements have taken place […]

August 21, 2018 Themes: Entrepreneurship Programs: Entrepreneurship

SADC: Making the economy work for women

SADC: Making the economy work for women

By Lucia Makamure Johannesburg, 9 October: The African Women’s Development & Communication Network (FEMNET), in partnership with the Center for Women’s Global Leadership at Rutgers University (CWGL), Open Society Initiative for Southern Africa (OSISA), Christian Aid and UN Women are this week hosting the first ever African Feminist Macroeconomics Academy (AFMA). The Academy that has brought together gender activists, academia, researchers and […]

Beatriz Sulvai da Camara Júlio Ferreira Gulamo

O Município de Mocuba, tem envidado esforços no sentido de enquadrar o género nas suas actividades, com maior enfoque em seguintes aspectos: Sensibilização; Recolha de Residios Sólidos; Obras de Construção de Estradas, pontes e edifícios. A representação da mulher no Município de Mocuba, é de 31%, ocupando os seguintes cargos: Presidente, Vereadora, Inspectora, Chefe de […]

August 5, 2017 Themes: Governance Programs: Entrepreneurship

SADC: Cross border summit for gender justice

SADC: Cross border summit for gender justice

Polokwane, 17 March: The first ever joint SADC Protocol@Work Summit between two countries ended on a high note last night with awards celebrating local efforts to promote gender equality in South Africa and Swaziland. Over 150 participants from Capricorn District Municipality (CDM), Gender Links (GL) Swaziland Centres of Excellence for Gender in Local Government, entrepreneurs […]

Mauritius: Valerie Simirone

Mauritius: Valerie Simirone

Valerie Simirone I am very satisfied with the training I received in October 2013 with Gender Links. I first learned about the organisation through one of its employees in a supermarket. This day I told the person everything about my life and problems. I was relieved because I needed to pour my heart out. It […]

November 9, 2016 Themes: Gender equality Programs: Entrepreneurship | Gender Justice

Makananelo Rapuleng – Lesotho

Makananelo Rapuleng – Lesotho

My name is Makananelo Rapuleng from Qacha’s Nek, one of the mountainous districts of Lesotho. It is very small but has scattered rural villages and the rate of gender based violence (GBV) is very high and most of the cases in the villages are not reported because women are so dependent on men and they cannot imagine how life would be without their men. The very frustrating thing about the district is that most people, if not the majority of them, are illiterate and they are very keen on culture and therefore it is very difficult for them to adapt to new things.

August 19, 2016 Themes: Economics | Gender based violence Programs: Entrepreneurship

RAZANAMADY Razafindramora Claire – Madagascar

RAZANAMADY Razafindramora Claire – Madagascar

Claire raised her six children alone after she had been a victim of intimate partner violence for years. After she worked with Gender Links (GL), her life really changed. She gained theoretical knowledge and practical experience she had never thought she would ever have. The concept of gender is one of the things she learnt. Previously, she believed that when we talk about gender we refer to women, while gender is ultimately a concept related to the social construction, women are perceived as weak and passive and are associated with the domestic and private world, while men are seen as strong and enterprising in the public world.

Learning Journey: Perseverance and courage ushered new skills into my life

Let perseverance be your engine and hope your fuel (H.Jackson Brown Jr) 2015 – A year to reckon! 2015 is a year that will always appear in bold print on the first page of my memory. Over the years I have been working as a Country Manager and my focus was on working hard to […]