Womens rights

Womens Rights and Post-2015 SADC Agenda

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 […]

Zimbabwe: Wayne Dawara

Zimbabwe: Wayne Dawara

“As an outgoing Junior Council Chairperson, I look forward to continue working with Council and Gender Links after my term of office is over. The youth, just like adults, have […]

Eswatini: Thembie Matsenjwa

A Young Women’s Alliance advocating for empowerment of girls and young women through economic empowerment activities, advocacy and capacity building Eswatini Young Women’s Alliance (EYWA) is a Youth Organisation working […]

December 8, 2020 Themes: Young Women Programs: Gender & Governance

Anuradha Pooran – youngsters should not get involved in drugs and not ruin their lives

Anuradha Pooran – youngsters should not get involved in drugs and not ruin their lives

Mrs Anuradha Pooran is a dynamic 58 year old woman and is the President of APEDED. She had a tough childhood however she managed to complete her form 5 whilst […]

October 7, 2019 Themes: Climate Change Programs: Gender Justice

Ambal Jeanne: Building a safer and non-violent community

Ambal Jeanne: Building a safer and non-violent community

Ambal Jeanne, since her younger days, has been out there on the streets fighting for the rights of students and of women. Driven by the idealistic desire to bring a […]

October 7, 2019 Themes: Gender equality Programs: SADC Gender Protocol & Alliance

Zimbabwe: Ketina Mkombo

Ketina Mkombo: Entreprenuer I started using old wool to knit hats and jerseys. I only knitted for my family before it clicked into my mind that I could earn a […]

Mozambique: Acina Alfredo Uachisso Taimo

“In 2014 I won the first place in the category of entrepreneurship in Maputo. In the following year I went to Botswana and was in 2nd place, and in 2016 […]

October 5, 2018 Themes: Business | Drivers of Change Programs: Protocol @ work

Mozambique: Rosa Pita Joaque

“I started with a small stool, where I sold candy, soft drinks, but no freezer, no glacier, but nowadays I have my establishment, two freezers, a glacier and four workers” […]

October 5, 2018 Themes: Drivers of Change | Entrepreneurship Programs: Protocol @ work

Namibia: Victoria Stefanus

“The saloon has changed my life. I am independent and in control of my destiny.” Victoria runs a hair saloon in Outapi Namibia. She was inspired to start this business […]

October 4, 2018 Themes: Business | Drivers of Change Programs: Protocol @ work

Namibia: Saima Shivolo

“The key to success is lost without knowledge.” Saima Shivolo, a resident of Oshikuku, originally from Umbalanhu village in the Omusati region, is a married woman for 3 years and […]

October 4, 2018 Themes: Business | Care work | Gender equality 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 […]

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

Botswana: Gakemotho Basimolodi

“Gender Links taught me to be independent, do for myself and not rely on someone else” ~Gakemotho Basimolodi When I first came across Gender Links in 2014 I was very […]

September 25, 2018 Themes: Business | Entrepreneurship Programs: Protocol @ work