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Zimbabwe: Takudzwa Kanyai

Zimbabwe: Takudzwa Kanyai

Change impacts positively when one is willing to change “Voice and Choice of the youths is our guiding principle. As youths, we are now able to distinguish good from the […]

May 13, 2021 Themes: Local Government | Youth Programs: Gender & Governance

Zimbabwe: Justina Jani

Zimbabwe: Justina Jani

Women leaders are the best leaders, more positive change come with them. “I thought it was normal for women to be looked down upon and that they should always pave […]

Zimbabwe: Abygale Makonza

Women’s participation is  key to the development “GenderLinks brought emancipation of women in the SADC region and women have taken great strides in the development of nations”.  Gender Links took […]

May 13, 2021 Themes: Governance | Local Government Programs: Gender & Governance

Zimbabwe: Eunice Thole

Zimbabwe: Eunice Thole

Women constitute a larger percentage of the country’s population, and a call for their economic empowerment in the capital city of Zimbabwe was met with the appropriate action. The history […]

May 12, 2021 Themes: Economics | Local Government Programs: Gender & Governance

Mauritius: Priscilla Bignoux

Mauritius: Priscilla Bignoux

“You are not only the messenger. You are the message.” Bignoux explained how she had previously been a victim of violence. Today, after rigorous work with her partner, she has […]

eSwatini: Nondumiso Maseko

Name Nondumiso Surname Maseko Country Swaziland Give a short history of the leader After graduating in 2016, like every other graduate, i joined in job hunting and was excited to […]

March 4, 2020 Themes: Gender equality Programs: Protocol @ work

Lesotho: Malekula Masilo

Name Malekula Surname Masilo Country Lesotho Give a short history of the leader If someone is a leader, many people in the community expect many things not even considering which […]

February 18, 2020 Themes: Local Government Programs: Protocol @ work

Veronique Celestin – Mauritius

Veronique Celestin – Mauritius

One of the most memorable experiences that I have had with Gender Links was our first meeting where all of the survivors told their own stories and I told my story to others who were just like me. We all learned that we are not alone and that other people understand us. I felt free and all of us cried. It was a defining moment for me.

October 2, 2019 Themes: Entrepreneurship Programs: Gender Justice

Francesca Ramdeal – Mauritius

I first met with Gender Links when I attended the entrepreneurship programme and I remember well the first day I went on the course. I was going through a major depression. My depression comes in sequels and that day I went to class empty-headed knowing clearly that I would not be able to assimilate anything. But as Anushka started to explain, I started to feel as though everything was beginning to feel right. It felt as if the clouds of doubt were starting to move away and allowing me to see clearly. I started to feel interested and I started paying more attention to what she was saying. I truly felt a wave of change coming my way.

October 1, 2019 Themes: Gender based violence Programs: Entrepreneurship

Marie Josee Medon – Mauritius

Marie Josee gained organisational skills and learnt how to manage money and create a profit when she attended Gender Links workshops and training sessions.

September 21, 2019 Themes: Entrepreneurship Programs: Gender Justice

Ketty Perichon – Mauritus

I have not yet started my business, but I have it in mind and intend to start it very soon. I am in fact studying and taking courses in child care. As I plan to open a kids’ club once I have finished studying, I know that I will start my business with a solid foundation. Before undertaking the Gender Links courses, I used to work in a hotel. I was appointed as a hostess in the restaurant and then became a hostess at the mini club and finally supervisor at the same club. I worked everywhere, and was not afraid to take up any job. In 2012, I was fired by the hotel management. In fact it motivated me to pursue the career I had always wanted. I have worked with children and love to be with them.

September 7, 2019 Themes: GBV | Gender based violence Programs: Entrepreneurship

Zimbabwe: Resta Dzvinyangoma

Born in 1974 in a family of 5, I was deprived to sit for my Ordinary level examinations by my father in favour of my brothers. My mother had no […]