Give a short history of the leader A definite light bulb moment was when I realised that the dream I had since 2005 it became a reality. Named the SAPS […]

Mauritius: Djemillah Peerbux

Name Djemillah Mourade Surname Peerbux Country Mauritius Give a short history of the leader Aged 30 years old, I am the mother of a daughter. I live at Chebel, Beau […]

June 18, 2019 Themes: Gender equality Programs: Protocol @ work

South Africa: Rose Thamae

An organization established by Rose Thamae Activist through based on her organizational work background she experience, she became a leader to empower and educate people around the community. The Let […]

Zimbabwe: Mattie Dhliwayo

Mattie Dhliwayo credits Gender Links workshops of helping her fight GBV in her household, community and workplace. She now have a new perception on gender issues and is now gender […]

September 19, 2018 Themes: GBV | Gender based violence | Health Programs: Protocol @ work

Mauritius: Djemillah Mourade Peerbux

Mauritius:  Djemillah Mourade Peerbux

“Every moment is the guru” Djemillah Mourade Peerbux is working a full-time job as a journalist. She has more than ten years of experience in the aforementioned field. She is […]

August 20, 2018 Themes: Health | Reproductive health | Young Women Programs: Health | Protocol @ work

Tichawanda Chamuka – Zimbabwe

Ward 16 is a constituency which falls under Kadoma City Council and has a population of 5967. The average ratio of male to female is 40% against 60%. Having experienced the malaria deaths of two pregnant women, a man and a child, as a councillor I had to visit Chemukute Clinic for more information. Records showed that 215 women had received treatment for malaria in 2013 with 63 of them pregnant, a concern which prompted me as a leader to take some measures to assist in the elimination of the spread of malari

October 12, 2015

Jane Dimakatso Bambo – South Africa

I played the role of a champion for gender and against gender-based violence after the National Crime Prevention Strategy (NCPS) was established in May 1996. Bolobedu sub-district was declared an area with the highest rate of “social fabric crimesÀ and violence by the national Department of Safety, Security and Liaison. The National Crime Prevention Strategy demanded that all victims of “social fabric crimesÀ which were later referred to as “contact crimesÀ should be protected.

October 7, 2015

Kenwilliams Mhango – Malawi

Kenwilliams Mhango – Malawi

I am a human rights defender who has worked both in Malawi and Zambia since childhood. Being from a Christian background I grew up believing in God. I spent much of my time attending fellowship prayers with my fellow believers which motivated me to become interested in helping others achieve the purpose for which they were created. I decided to work for human rights when I was released from Zomba Mikuyu Prison having seen the conditions that I went through with other colleagues such as Chakufwa Chihana and Dr Orton Chirwa who died in prison, fighting for change in Malawi. The fight was about breaking the one party system for a multiparty government.

September 28, 2015

Michael Gore – Zimbabwe

In Ward 2, where I am the councillor, there is a section of single quarters which sadly accommodates an average of six people in a single room i.e. mother, father and four children. This set up has always made it very difficult for parents in these houses to have any privacy. Mothers and fathers cannot be intimate freely as their children are in the same room. This has led to some men beating up their wives for withholding conjugal rights. I had to stop a man in my ward from beating his wife in the middle of the night and posed a question to the rest of the men as to how they would react if their sisters were being abused. Hence I advised all the men present to go back home and make a difference and stop gender based violence (GBV) in homes, workplaces and in their community.

September 28, 2015 Themes: Gender based violence

Monicah Lubimbi – Zimbabwe

I maintain an open door policy which means all residents are welcome at my place of residence to discuss issues of common interest for the development of our wards. I welcome ideas from youths, women, men and institutions in the ward that need to be communicated to council for redress.

September 23, 2015

Daniel Chirundu – Kadoma City Council COE

Daniel Chirundu – Kadoma City Council COE

I am the Director of Health and Environmental Health Services at Kadoma City Council in Zimbabwe. The catchment population of my department is 96 116 people. Women constitute 52% of the catchment population. We provide HIV and AIDS services, primary health care services, child health services and reproductive health services.

August 3, 2015 Themes: Gender equality | Local Government Programs: Gender & Governance

Fred Nkonde – Botswana

Fred Nkonde – Botswana

“Sanitation should not only be a woman thing, basically I want to bring the men aboard as well”. With woman and men working hand in hand Fred believes that a lot of improvements can be done in the sanitation area which would save many lives.

June 30, 2015 Themes: Health | Local Government Programs: Gender & Governance