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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: 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

Eswatini: Sithembile Simelane

Eswatini: Sithembile Simelane

“I am able to support my family and developed a programme that seeks to change their entire engagement process.” Our organisation partnered with two stakeholders to host a flagship event which […]

November 21, 2020 Themes: Local Government Programs: Protocol @ work

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

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

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

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

Hawah Williams Makwinja

Name Hawah Williams Surname Makwinja Country Malawi Give a short history of the leader I am a woman aged 37. My mother died while giving birth to me. At the […]

July 21, 2019 Themes: Gender based violence Programs: Protocol @ work

Mauritius: Mohinee Bali

Name Mohinee Surname Bali Country Mauritius Give a short history of the leader The journey started in 1991 when I joined the Ministry of Women’s Rights, Child Development and Family […]

June 18, 2019 Themes: Governance Programs: Protocol @ work