Drivers of change

Gender Champion Application

Resta Dzvinyangoma: Life after overcoming painful situations

Alderman Resta Dzvinyangoma is the first-born daughter in a family of three girls and two boys. She was deprived of the right to finish her secondary school education by her […]

Mauritius – “MPs should represent the voice of the citizens and adopt a people-centred approach.” Subhasnee Luchmun Roy

“Everyone should be given the opportunity to serve their country, without any discrimination.” Subhasnee Luchmun Roy is a member of the National Assembly and a member of the political party […]

Mauritius – “There is the need for a critical mass of women to change the status quo, in politics and in other roles.” Soonita Kistamah

“Providing the opportunity for women to participate effectively in politics should neither be seen as a favour on women nor simply a result of laws or quotas.” Soonita Kistamah has […]

Mauritius – “Women should remain determined; there is the space for them in politics.” Sandra Mayotte

“Nowadays, children receive very empowering messages on the status, role and potentiality of women.” Sandra Marie Monia Mayotte is a member of the National Assembly and a member of the […]

Mauritius – “Sustainable development will not be attained without gender equality.” Joanna Berenger

“Engaging oneself in politics should be selfless and aimed at creating positive changes at the personal, community and country level rather than done for personal interests.” Joanna Berenger has a […]

Mauritius – “An increased representation of women in politics should not be pursued with the mere aim of a ‘politics of numbers’, but rather a ‘politics of ideas’ for greater social and gender justice.” Sheila Bunwaree

“Until and unless poverty and inequality are addressed, stability and social cohesion will be under threat. There can be no peace without justice” Dr Sheila Bunwaree’s initial encounter with Gender […]

South Africa: Dimpho Mathabela

South Africa: Dimpho Mathabela

Change is the result of true learning “Today I am able to help women and teach them to be independent and not to depend to abusive men” Dimpho is the […]

January 2, 2023 Themes: Young Women Programs: Gender Justice

Mauritius – “There is a leader in each of us. Politics leads to decision making for a better Mauritius.” Sita Saminaden

Mauritius – “There is a leader in each of us. Politics leads to decision making for a better Mauritius.”  Sita Saminaden

Sita Saminaden is the Director of Stephen Business School in Mauritius and is a member of the political party ‘Rassemblement Mauricien’. Her first encounter with Gender Links occurred in 2021 […]

Mauritius – “Women are visionary leaders who set objectives to improve the lives of people.” Neena Ramdenee

Mauritius – “Women are visionary leaders who set objectives to improve the lives of people.”  Neena Ramdenee

“One should know how to use one’s knowledge to the benefit of the people.”  Neena Ramdenee’s first encounters with Gender Links occurred more than ten years back through Loga Virahsawmy, […]

Mauritius – “Politics is closely linked to conviction, believing in the fact that I can improve the daily lives of the people around me.” Nicolas Jummun

Mauritius – “Politics is closely linked to conviction, believing in the fact that I can improve the daily lives of the people around me.” Nicolas Jummun

“People should be at the heart of the development of a country and therefore of any decision.”  Nicolas Jummun is a non-teaching staff of St. Mary’s College and a founding […]

May 2, 2022 Themes: Elections | Politics Programs: Gender & Governance

Mauritius – “Veins of steel, heart of honey”, Anishta Babooram

Mauritius – “Veins of steel, heart of honey”, Anishta Babooram

“It is very important for women to be economically independent, even more so in the 21st century and to not be afraid to speak up.” Anishta Babooram is an educator […]

Mauritius – “Don’t let things happen, make things happen” Rama Ersapah

Mauritius – “Don’t let things happen, make things happen” Rama Ersapah

“People should be able to assist a debate being led by a woman and give due regard to potentiality and meritocracy irrespective of gender.” Rama Ersapah is currently a Lecturer […]

March 10, 2022 Themes: Drivers of Change | Gender equality | Politics Programs: Gender & Governance