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

Mauritius: Laura Samoisy

”Aujourd’hui j’affirme haut et fort que Gender Links a changé ma vie, a changé ma perception de voir les choses. Je ne tolère plus les attitudes machistes que peuvent adopter certains de mes collègues masculins à l’égard de leurs collègues féminins. Ce que je trouvais normal un an de cela ne  l’est plus aujourd’hui.” Première […]

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

Botswana: Gogontlejang Phaladi

“Embracing being a Young African Woman Leader, an Active Agent of Change, a Catalyst of Development and a Trendsetter!” Being given an opportunity to deliver a motivational speech at the Regional SADC Gender Protocol Summit and Awards in 2013, held in Johannesburg, South Africa. It was a really humbling experience to deliver a speech along […]

Mauritius: Ms Bhurdool

The best experience that Ms Bhurdool has had with Gender Links (GL) has been the enriching and powerful lessons received from the village workshops she has attended. Bhurdool has been attending the workshops of GL since long and believes that these have helped her a great deal in becoming what she is today as she […]

September 19, 2018 Themes: Entrepreneurship | Feminism | Human Rights Programs: Protocol @ work

Mauritius: The wind of Change in Savanne by a motivated Councillor

The project was initiated by Priscilla Bignoux after she delivered a course to people in the region of Souillac. The project seeks to tackle the problem of domestic violence affecting many families through training sessions. The aim of the project was to pass a message of non-violence. It aims to preach the idea that both […]

Mauritius: RAISE BRAVE GIRLS – For a free and a fair society for girls in Mauritius

RAISE BRAVE GIRLS (RBG) believe that as a society, we treat risk differently when it comes to boys and girls. We tend to caution our daughters more than our sons. That caution, that over-protection, is what signals girls early on to think that they’re not brave enough when indeed they are. So the organisation is […]

South Africa: Women in Dialogue, Women in Action

South Africa: Women in Dialogue, Women in Action

By Yolanda Dyantyi Pretoria, 6 July: Gender Links in collaboration with South African Women in Dialogue (SAWID) and UNISA Women’s Forum held a seminar “Women in Dialogue, Women in Action” under the theme “Towards a new phase of the South African young women’s movement” The conversation which was facilitated by multi-talented media personality, feminist, and […]

Botswana: Olga Ditsie

“Success it is not about the riches or material things one accumulates in life, it is all about having a positive impact in the lives of others.” Mrs Ditsie is the Chairperson of the Women and AIDS Group in Jwaneng whose main mandate is to educate women on issues of HIV, as women are the […]

June 21, 2018 Themes: Business | Drivers of Change | Education | Feminism | Politics Programs: Protocol @ work

Global: Celebrating World Press Freedom Day

Global: Celebrating World Press Freedom Day

Johannesburg, 2 May: On 3 May, we commemorate World Press Freedom Day (WPFD) under the theme “Keeping Power in Check: Media, Justice and The Rule of Law”. This year’s celebrations take place amidst the strengthening of the #MeToo campaign concerning sexual harassment (online and offline), safety of female journalists and campaigns against gender pay gaps […]

SA: Call for young women to mobilise on freedom day

SA: Call for young women to mobilise on freedom day

By Yolanda Dyantyi Johannesburg, 27 April: As we celebrate freedom day young women must not make excuses for our lack of accountability in the spaces we occupy. Only through solidarity, a formation of sisterhood and community can we start making breakthroughs. Sometimes the sacrifices we will have to make in this journey will come at […]

April 27, 2018 Themes: Feminism | Gender equality Programs: Gender & Governance