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She is only a girl … so they said

She is only a girl … so they said

By Sifisosami Dube Johannesburg, 12 October: Gugu* beamed with excitement when her teacher asked her to collect all books from her class mates and bring them to the school staff room. She felt important to be assigned this important role. As she sauntered towards the staff room with a pile of books, she could feel […]

Namibia: Isabella Kavendjii

“I have become the eye and voice of the socially marginalized in general and in particular women and children.” Isabella Kavendjii Country Namibia City/ Town/ Village Arandis GL Programme Governance GL staff member submitting Changing Lives Fanuel Organisation Arandis Town Council Designation Deputy Mayor Area of work Media X Local Government Sex Female               Age Group […]

October 4, 2018 Themes: Gender equality | Health | Young Women Programs: Protocol @ work

Mauritius: Sheistah Bundhoo

“Life lessons are well-learned through trails.” I applied at Gender Links to be able to do an internship after completing my degree course in Bsc Sociology (Specialisation: Gender Studies) with a first class degree from the University of Mauritius. One of my most memorable experiences with GL is when I first went to take testimonial […]

September 19, 2018 Themes: Drivers of Change | Education | Employment | Young Women 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

Swaziland: The Ngwenya Town Board take a stand for Children Sexual reproductive health and rights

The project provides, respect and promotes children sexual and reproductive rights. It address gender based violence including sexual violence to try and ensure full access to comprehensive sexual education for young children. Ensure full access to age appropriate information on HIV and sexual and reproductive health and right, including on sexuality and gender identity. Provide […]

September 6, 2018 Themes: Health | HIV/AIDS | Young Women Programs: Protocol @ work

Mauritius: Djemillah Mourade Peerbux

“Every moment is the guru” Djemillah Mourade Peerbux is working a full-time job as a journalist. She has more than ten years of experience in the aforementioned field. She is passionate in what she does and she does not contemplate sitting back and watching social evils happening right before her eyes. She believes in the […]

August 20, 2018 Themes: Health | Reproductive health | Young Women Programs: Health | 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 […]

Mauritius: M-Kids Association, working to alleviate extreme poverty.

M-Kids Association is aware that poverty cannot be completely eradicated. However, it is working to at least alleviate extreme poverty. The association is working to have a country with zero hunger. It promotes safe and healthy population and aims to protect the environment. M-Kids Association preaches about peace and social stability while working in close […]

Mauritius: Medcare Academy seeks to eradicate extreme poverty by educating and training children and women.

The non-governmental organisation Medcare Academy (MA) exists for 6 years. It works in regions of poverty in the south of Mauritius. It primarily works with vulnerable children, teenagers and single mothers and offers them quality education and training in work skills. It aims to empower vulnerable children and women living in harsh conditions through education […]