Gender equality

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 […]

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 […]

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

Swaziland: Busisiwe Phiri

Busisiwe Phiri is a married woman aged 43. She is a care giver at Ngwenya village. Her story goes as follows. I was born in Ngwenya village under Hhohho region. My home is very close to the border between Swaziland and South Africa. It is the main border post in Swaziland to South Africa. My […]

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


“L’autonomisation des femmes devaient être une priorité” Rasoamampionona Alice est le chef du Fokontany (village) d’Ampasikabo dans la commune de Fort Dauphin. Alice a assisté à toutes les formations organisées par Gender Links (GL) dans sa commune. A part ses responsabilités au niveau de son village, Alice est également présidente d’une association regroupant les femmes […]

September 19, 2018 Themes: Employment | Gender equality Programs: Protocol @ work

Tanzania: Najjat Omar Documentaries on Rape issue and Early Pregnancy

The first Documentary it a story about a father who raped his four daughters and the government (law enforcement) did not make a justice for the girls, and also shows how the girls were abused in Tabora Region. The second Documentary it is about a story of a 16 year old young lady who got […]

September 19, 2018 Themes: GBV | Gender based violence | Gender equality | Media | Young Women Programs: Protocol @ work

Zambia: The Umweo Kanani Stand against Gender Based Violence (GBV)

Good practice and motivation as to why it is good practice is whereby you commit and involve yourself in the activities at that particular time and whereby you motivate the victim of Gender Based Violence (GBV) by educating, sensitising advising and giving the victim the total commitment and guidance. Good practice is all about using […]

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

Call for proposals: Gender Links website

Call for proposals: Gender Links website

Gender Links (GL) is a Southern African NGO headquartered in Johannesburg, promoting gender equality and justice. The organisation was founded in March 2001 with offices in Johannesburg, Mauritius (Francophone base), Mozambique (Lusophone base) and Botswana (headquarters of the Southern African Development Community) as well as six other countries (Lesotho, Madagascar, Namibia, Swaziland and Zimbabwe). The […]

September 9, 2018 Themes: Gender equality Programs: News

Swaziland: The Swazi Programme promotes Self reliance for women and youth

The Micro projects Programme promotes Self-reliance for women and youth, which it is a training and encouraging women in rural communities to establish savings and credit groups for business formations for groups and individuals for economic empowerment. This good practice has benefited about 2,900 women with 120 active groups and their economic status has been […]

September 6, 2018 Themes: Gender equality Programs: Protocol @ work

Zimbabwe: Christina Mabika

“Winning the COE for the best council was a proud moment.” Mabika met Gender Links (GL) in 2014 and she vividly recall that day because it left indelible marks that will never be wiped from her mind. Fortunately, these marks where the genesis of the transformation that took place in her life. “When I first […]