Zimbabwe: Municipality of Chinhoyi – Economic Justice in education, training and economic development

The Chinhoyi community suggested a review of various tariffs. Budget consultation was a good practice since consultation involved men, women, youths and people with disability. The needs of everyone had to be incorporated in the budget. The project came up with a gender sensitive budget and by consulting them, stakeholders feel valued. Visits to every […]

July 18, 2018 Themes: Education Programs: Protocol @ work

Zimbabwe: Bulawayo City Council – Open Door Children’s Corner (ODCC)

The Open Door Children’s Corners (ODCC) project was initiated by Book Aid International (BAI) following a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between BAI and the City of Bulawayo on 20 January 2016. BAI was the major donor of the books that constituted the Bulawayo Municipal Library Service (BMLS) collection in the existing nine libraries. ODCC encouraged […]

July 18, 2018 Themes: Education Programs: Protocol @ work

Zimbabwe: Chegutu Rural District Council – Boarding facility for girl child only

There was a rural school with disadvantaged children who travelled for long distances to access secondary education. Some of the school children were lodging at Mubaira growth point. They ended up in difficult situations like drug abuse, alcoholism, prostitution and child pregnancies. The council, as the responsible authority of the school, mobilized resources from parents […]

Botswana: North East District Council-Economic Empowerment at District level

North East District Council has adopted a project-based practice, which they have named Economic Empowerment at District level. The council seeks to integrate the gender perspective in its policy design process, implementation and monitoring and evaluation. Pursuant to its efforts, the council has a women empowerment program under the rural development center. The council also […]

July 18, 2018 Themes: Education Programs: Protocol @ work

Namibia: Wilhelmina Malapi

“bring change and to improve our livelihood” During my first meeting with Gender Links I was impressed by the enthusiasm and willingness of the facilitator, who was a man, to help us bring change and improve our lives. It was strange for me that a stranger will come to us and learn us how to […]

July 16, 2018 Themes: Drivers of Change | Education | Gender equality Programs: Protocol @ work

Botswana: Kesegofetse Keitumetse

EMPOWERING WOMEN, SPEAKING AGAINST GBV Ms Keitumetse works as a gender focal person in the Kasane Police Force.She is also a counselor, motivationalspeaker and mentor. Trained as a gender focal person and peer supporter, she addresses issues of gender in the work place and her community. She often teams up with the stakeholders to conduct […]

July 13, 2018 Themes: Drivers of Change | Education | GBV Programs: Protocol @ work

Botswana: Okemetse Prudence Kwelagobe

A RESOURCEFUL & BRILLIANT GENDER THINK-TANK Ms Kwelagobe is a police officer by profession, who is a gender activist and youth mentor residing in Lobatse. She speaks fearlessly and boldly on gender issues in her area of Lobatse, inspired by Martin Luther King’s words that “everyone can be great because anyone can serve”. Her primary […]

July 13, 2018 Themes: Education | Gender based violence | Peace building Programs: Protocol @ work

Botswana: Men and Boys for Equality

Male Involvement in the fight against Gender Based Violence The organization is focused in the Southern region because, apart from being new and is based in Gaborone, Our services are complimentary but Men and Boys offers more of group support instead of just individual counselling. Men and Boys for Gender Equality (MBGE) has a well-developed […]

July 13, 2018 Themes: Education | Gender based violence Programs: Protocol @ work

Botswana: Silent Drop Out

Silent dropout is an NGO founded in 2015 by Ms Pearl Unoda Molobe inspired by the training she received from Israel. The training was co-sponsored by UNESCO and the Ministry of Israel. It focused on youth dropouts in schools. Israel’s concern for dropouts urged Ms Molobe to treat school dropouts as a national crisis, to […]

July 13, 2018 Themes: Education Programs: Protocol @ work

Swaziland – Noxolo Ngcobo

                                       “We make a living by what we get. We make a life by what we give.” I am quite passionate about education, and in some instance I helped 10 underprivileged children by paying their school fees. […]

July 5, 2018 Themes: Drivers of Change | Education | Youth Programs: Protocol @ work