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DRIVERS OF CHANGE : CINDY TRIVEDY – CUREPIPE COE

DRIVERS OF CHANGE : CINDY TRIVEDY – CUREPIPE COE

I was working for an NGO called ‘Aides, Infos, Liberte, Espoir et solidarite’ (AILES) when I joined training at Gender Links. I did not have much knowledge and only knew […]

February 10, 2020 Themes: Health | HIV/AIDS Programs: Gender Justice

South Africa: Alma Kritzinger

“Working with Gender Links and other stakeholders, changed my mind-set to become more gender aware and focussing on a holistic approach to address gender issues and bring services such as access to […]

November 21, 2019 Themes: Local Government Programs: Protocol @ work

South Africa: Debora Makgoba

“The My Life Program changed my life on gender activist. I also realised that not all men are not good. I realised that kids need love from both parents but unfortunately they get it from a single parent hence […]

November 21, 2019 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

Dr. Vasant Bunwaree – Equal Pay for Equal Work

Dr. Vasant Bunwaree – Equal Pay for Equal Work

Whether you are a man or a woman there should be equal work for equal pay was the leitmotiv of Dr. Vasant Kumar Bunwaree at the political dialogue organised by […]

October 7, 2019 Themes: Employment | Gender equality Programs: Gender & Governance

Arvin Boolell – ‘We grow prejudice’

Arvin Boolell – ‘We grow prejudice’

Dr. Arvind Boolell firmly believes that in the spirit of transparency all political parties must relook into their Constitution and make sure that it is implemented. Seasoned and experienced politician […]

October 7, 2019 Themes: Gender equality 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

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

Zimbabwe: Sikhululekile Moyo

Zimbabwe: Sikhululekile Moyo

Sikhululekile Moyo My major driving mission statements are ” To change your experience, change your perceptions” and “Plan your work, work your plan”. I started off as a youth representative […]

September 16, 2019 Themes: Drivers of Change Programs: Protocol @ work

eSwatini: Sibongile Nhlabatsi

Name Sibongile Surname Nhlabatsi Country Swaziland Give a short history of the leader I started as a caregiver in 2008 for Mangwaneni community cooking for beneficiaries and in 2017 I […]

September 9, 2019 Themes: Gender equality Programs: Protocol @ work

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