Human Rights

Madagascar: RANDRIANANTENAINA Narindrasoa

“Je suis devenue plus épanouie” Je m’appelle Narindra, j’ai 25 ans, je suis mariée et mère de deux enfants. Je suis une des bénéficiaires du projet femme et entreprenariat de Gender Links (GL) Madagascar. Après l’appui de GL, ma vie a complètement changé. Après mon mariage et la naissance de mon premier enfant, ma vie […]

September 25, 2018 Themes: Drivers of Change | Human Rights Programs: Protocol @ work

Zimbabwe: Pamela Ngayo

Mercy is a married woman with five children. Today, she reflects on how she had survived when she relied on her husband to support her. “Life was unbearable and relying on someone for survival will make a person vulnerable,” she said. Mercy* operated a butcher shop in 2007 and closed it in 2008 after failing […]

September 25, 2018 Themes: Drivers of Change | Human Rights 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 […]

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

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

Botswana: Susan Sekgwa

Susan Sekgwa is a classic example of how a victim of GBV in Serowe Botswana turned into an activist and champion of gender equality through trainings facilitated by Gender Links. The Centres of Excellency Project, funded by DFID, is an innovative programme in Botswana delivered Gender Links helps councils to come up with working documents […]

September 19, 2018 Themes: Human Rights | Media | Sustainable Development Programs: Protocol @ work

MADAGASCAR: RAZANADRAKOTO Noeline

“Women have a great role to play in the community” Thanks to interactions with Gender Links, Noeline could learn about Gender mainstreaming, in 2008 . She already knew about women’s rights before, since she had been a   member of VMLF,as well as other organizations. She could not really see the impact of gender at that […]

September 5, 2018 Themes: Drivers of Change | Human Rights Programs: Protocol @ work

BOTSWANA: Onkemetse Prudence Kwelagobe

Oozing with confidence, a young female police officer stood up before a room full of co-competitors and gender activists, to present her project. Neatly dressed and very petite in my official uniform, one would wonder what such a tiny figure was going to say. The words that came out, my fluency with what I was […]

September 5, 2018 Themes: Drivers of Change | Human Rights Programs: Protocol @ work

Botswana: Social inclusion and integration of pupils living with disabilities, Botswana

The Kachikau Special Unit is a Special Education Unit and the hostel is one of the many projects undertaken by Chobe District Council. It is within the borders of Kachikau Primary School, located in a village 97 km west of Kasane Township(Chobe enclave).The project was completed in October 2008 and it opened doors for learners […]

August 23, 2018 Themes: Children | Education | Human Rights Programs: Protocol @ work