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Mauritius: Programme Officer

Sheistah Bundhoo joined Gender Links in 2014 after completing her Bsc (Hons) Sociology with Specialisation in Gender Studies course from the University of Mauritius.

Sheistah has been working on several projects at Gender Links and she knows how to manage her work with consistent planning. She looks after programme work, monitoring and evaluation, assist in project write up and co- facilitates training.

Being a young Local Councilor, Sheistah has shown proof of willingness to bring change in the lives of women and help in their empowerment. She believes in the work and is always willing to help women living in poverty and survivors of violence because she wants to empower them. As a young Councilor, she ensures that necessary actions are being taken to ensure security, safety and empowerment of girls and women. Sheistah does not fear to stand up and fight against discrimination. She is lobbying at the local level and fighting patriarchal traditions at local level where she wishes to bring changes by making women’s voice count.

Sheistah’s 2015/2016 learning journey