Drivers of Change

Saeanna Chingamuka_ Tibuyile Dlamini and Sgcibelo Magagula during the Training of Trainers workshop_Swaziland

 

In 2011, as part of Gender Links’ ten year anniversary, Gender Links conducted a beneficiary analysis of the nearly 50 000 people whom we have reached directly through our work. As part of this we gathered several testimonies of how the work we are doing is changing lives. We are continuing with the gathering of this evidence, because it is through changing lives that we change institutions, countries, our region and eventually the world! Armed with our slogan, Gender Links for Equality for Justice we believe that change is possible, and that it starts with each of us.

Choolwe Lipenga Maunga

My name is Choolwe Maunga, 36 years old. I started my journey in Gender work in July 2012 when I became the Gender Focal Point Person for Livingstone City Council. This position gave me an opportunity to lead my institution through processes of Gender mainstreaming in the Institution and awareness creation in the Community. The […]

FANOMEZANTSOA Arthure oliva_Driver of change_Sommet National 2019

 Tout s’apprend” «Je sais que la formation de Gender Links est bénéfique, mais j’ai du mal à l’appliquer.  Comme suivi des participantes au cours du projet entrepreneurial, l’équipe de GL fait une évaluation et cette année, nous relevons que notre candidate FANOMEZANTSOA Arthure Oliva opère un petit retard par rapport aux autres. Elle est confiante […]

July 9, 2019 Themes: Business Programs: Gender justice and local government summit

SIDONIE Simonetta_Driver of change_National summit 2019

Ayez toujours une pensée positive ! ” « Femmes : relevons-nous et travaillons ensemble pour le développement de notre patrie. » Engagée activement à la vie communautaire : étant une bénévole au CSBII d’Antanamitarana, Simonetta fait partie des bénéficiaires du programme entrepreneuriale. Elle a en effet pu améliorer son business grâce aux séances de formations issues par l’équipe de […]

July 9, 2019 Themes: Business Programs: Gender justice and local government summit

RASOLOFOARISOA Noeline_Driver of change_Sommet National 2019

Noeline est une des bénéficiaires du projet “Current sunrise campaign”. Victime de violence conjugale au sein de son foyer, elle a décidé de se séparer avec son mari et de prendre soin de ses deux fils, qui maintenant ont eu leurs diplômes de baccalauréat. Ainsi, « Son parcours est tout à fait impossible. Cependant, elle l’a […]

July 9, 2019 Themes: Business Programs: Gender justice and local government summit

RANAIVOSONINA Verosoa Patricia_Sommet National 2019

 “ Tout est possible si l’on y croit puis s’y accroche vraiment. ” « Le fait d’être une femme m’a permis de se débrouiller. Notre entrepreneur est un modèle aux autres femmes locales. » Verosoa Patricia est une des bénéficiaires du projet portant sur l’ “Entrepreneurship” en 2014. Grâce au dit projet, elle a pu démarrer […]

Nathalie RAZAFINDEHIBE, Sommet 2019

« Nous devrions toujours avoir 3 amis dans notre vie : celui qui marche devant nous, que nous regardons et que nous suivons, celui qui marche à côté de nous, et qui est avec nous à chaque étape de notre vie, et celui qui est derrière nous et que nous attendons après que nous ayons […]

July 5, 2019 Themes: Gender equality Programs: Gender Justice

Francis Mdlongwa – South Africa

Francis Mdlongwa – South Africa

Gender Links is a pioneering organisation in tackling this endemic issue of gender inequality with so much vigour and energy, doing it against many odds in an African society which is very conservative and backed by so many unfair traditional ways of living. I commend GL for the foresight it has.

July 1, 2015 Themes: Gender and Media Awards | Governance | Land | Media

Tibuyile Dlamini – Swaziland

Tibuyile Dlamini – Swaziland

I changed my life with the help and knowledge I gained from Gender Links. I now know what gender equality is, so I try to strengthen that even at workplace, at home and everywhere. I have learned that everybody is capable, has potential and must be given equal opportunities to explore and be everything in life regardless of their sex.

Thabile Ginindza – Swaziland

Thabile Ginindza – Swaziland

Being part of Gender Links has helped her a lot; before she only knew women as helpers of men, the minority part of human beings. She said, “I used to think women were supposed to get married to be respected in the community, and leave leadership roles to men as they have an upper hand in everything as it is in our Swazi culture.” The advocacy for women’s empowerment never made sense to her before, but now she knows that women and men are equal.

Motlatsi Tau-Lesotho

Motlatsi Tau-Lesotho

The whole idea of forming men’s support groups was to show people, especially other men, that they can also contribute in their community without being labelled. He closed that even though he did not interact with Gender Links directly, he benefited a lot from the work that is has done with the Tsoelikana council.

June 30, 2015 Themes: Care work | HIV/AIDS