Economic violence

Mauritius – Association Pour L’Education Des Enfants Defavorisés (APEDED) ensuring economic growth of women through micro enterprise

Operating in the field of poverty alleviation, APEDED provides education and basic necessities to underprivileged children at pre-primary, primary, secondary and tertiary levels. It primarily works with school drop-outs. In 2007, given the high rate of unemployment among women in the region of Chemin-Grenier, the organisation established a medicinal plant nursery on the roof of […]

Lesotho: Domestic Violence Bill, hope to ending GBV

Lesotho: Domestic Violence Bill, hope to ending GBV

Maseru, 14 May: Lesotho is developing a Domestic Violence Bill 2018 in an endeavour to counter the rampant acts of Gender Based Violence (GBV) that have rocked the country. This comes after the previous bill was not enacted into law for many years. This bill has been discussed with relevant stakeholders including the Ministry of […]

The Safe Haven Halfway Home – Mauritius

The SAFE HAVEN HALFWAY HOME (SHHH) is a temporary shelter for teenage girls who are homeless due to abuse and rejection from family members. SHHH welcomes residents coming from the Rehabilitation Youth Centre (RYC) in Mauritius and other children shelters. Reaching the age of 18, these teenage girls are no longer under the responsibility of […]

Changing Lives – Stories of Safe Haven Halfway Home Residents

Below are the stories of our residents : Dola* our first resident is 18 years old originally from Terre Rouge. At 13 she started smoking synthetic drugs and ran away from her home. She was locked in the Rehabilitation Youth Centre (RYC) (children prison), for one year and as soon as she got out, she […]

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 […]

GL Sunrise Campaign wins Investing in the Future Award

GL Sunrise Campaign wins Investing in the Future Award

Gender Links has been named winner of the Mail and Guardian 2016 Investing in the Future Awards for Job Creation and Enterprise Development. The awards, announced on 25 November at the start of the Sixteen Days of Activism campaign, recognise “business as a force for good.” GL’s winning entry is its Empower Women, End Violence […]

March 2, 2017 Themes: Economic violence | Gender based violence Programs: Gender Justice

Public giving and why it matters in ending GBV

By Debbie Harrison Yesterday was giving Tuesday – this day is celebrated on the Tuesday following Thanksgiving (in the U.S.) and the widely recognized shopping events Black Friday and Cyber Monday. #GivingTuesday kicks off the charitable season, when many focus on their holiday and end-of-year giving. Seventy one countries participated in Giving Tuesday with $116.5 […]

Socio economic costs of violence against women in Mozambique

Gender violence causes harm to society and the state. This study presents the socio-economic costs of violence against women within the family and the society, with the aim of documenting the process of calculating those socio-economic costs of violence against women in Mozambique, producing recommendations that should be taken into account when planning, budgeting and […]

Southern African Trust (SAT) Ukhamba Giving Event raises over R80 000

Southern African Trust (SAT) Ukhamba Giving Event raises over R80 000

On Correspondence The Gender Links Empower Women, End Violence programme is one of the four beneficiaries of the 2016 Southern African Trust (SAT) Ukhamba Giving Event. The event which took place on Saturday 27 August raised R83 000 which will be shared amongst the four beneficiaries; Gender Links, Bethany House Boitumelo Community Organisation and Lets us […]

September 1, 2016 Themes: Economic violence Programs: SADC Gender Protocol & Alliance

EUGENE Michelline – Madagascar

EUGENE Michelline, institutrice d’une école primaire privée, a quatre enfants. Elle réside dans la Commune Urbaine d’Ambovombe Androy, l’une des zones les plus patriarcales à Madagascar et qui pratique jusqu’à présent la polygamie. Ils se sont installés à Ambovombe dans le cadre du travail de son époux. Ces dernières années, Michelline a vécu mal son […]

August 15, 2016 Themes: Economic violence Programs: Gender & Governance