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If I had known – now I know

If I had known – now I know

I always remember the period with my grandfather is the happiest of my childhood after the calamity of my mother’s and my sister’s death. Some girls started to talk to me about going to the border to talk nicely to those miners and carry their luggage too. But our aim was not to take them to the taxi. It was to take them home and have sex with them so we could make money. At the time when I started to go to the border to lure men into bed for money, I used to have sex with grown men who were old enough to be my fathers. I started buying beautiful and fashionable clothes, jewellery and a cell phone for myself. I felt on top of the world. I was no longer hungry.

June 30, 2010

Bed ridden because of Care work

Bed ridden because of Care work

The patient could not walk and I did not know how to use a sponge bath on a bed. As a result, I used to lift her on my back to the bathroom and after bathing her, lift her from the bath tab back on to the bed. This took months of me doing this because her recovery process was slow.

June 30, 2010

Women can be down like animals- in Mauritian elections

During the May 2010, election in Mauritius an alert was raised on the disturbing language and imagery used by the leader of the opposing coalition, Mr Paul Berenger: “Ramgoolam envoie des femmes a l’abbatoir” translated as “Ramgoolam sending women to be put down like animals”, when referring to his opponent, the leader of the ruling party and Prime Minister’s, decision to nominate 13 female candidates in constituencies where the opposing coalition was strong.

June 30, 2010

My long caring battle

My long caring battle

The illness began in 2002 on 2 October when my last born daughter who was about 17 years old and had just completed school the previous year fell sick with what seemed like malaria. We actually though it was malaria. At the time she fell ill I had gone to the village and when the girl complained of fever, her father administered Fasida a malaria drug because he was sure that is what it was.

June 30, 2010

Making Care Work Count- Baseline Study

Making Care Work Count- Baseline Study

In April 2009, GEMSA embarked on the second phase of the care work project-unpaid care work.

June 28, 2010

Regional Baseline Study

Regional Baseline Study

June 28, 2010

Care Work @ CSW 54 Session

Care Work @ CSW 54 Session

Further to the launch of the care work campaign in 2006, GEMSA undertook an audit in 12 Southern African countries to analyse the gaps that exist in these policies. The results are appalling in most countries in the region; only one country, Namibia had a good policy in place for care work. Governments in Namibia are in support of this process to recognise care workers.

June 25, 2010

Mauritius Report: Making Care Work Count – A Policy Analysis

This report provides an overview of care work-related policies in Mauritius.

June 22, 2010

What Is Unpaid Care Work Factsheet

What Is Unpaid Care Work Factsheet

June 22, 2010

SADC Protocol Clause

SADC Protocol Clause

June 22, 2010

Unpaid Care Work and the Girl Child Factsheet

Unpaid Care Work and the Girl Child Factsheet

June 22, 2010

The Economics of Unpaid Carework Factsheet

The Economics of Unpaid Carework Factsheet

June 22, 2010