I Stories

Over the years GL has demonstrated a commitment to gender justice and equality by efforts to create opportunities and provide spaces for survivors of all forms of gender violence to speak out, participate in various conversations and document their experiences through I-Stories.

Living beyond HIV

My name is Racheal , and I am a widow. I had two children and they have both passed on, the first was 24 years when he passed, on the […]

November 1, 2019 Themes: Gender based violence | Sexual violence Programs: Gender & Governance

My life, my journey. My tears, my strength. Life is exciting yet so cruel.

My name is Mrosa*. I was raised by a single mother together with my four brothers and a sister. My mother had to work hard for us and far away […]

I have been through it all.

My name is Mosima* I fell in love with a man hoping he is the one I will spend the rest of my life with. We have three beautiful children […]

Mauritius Istory: Amreeta

I was invited to an entrepreneurship training by Gender Links. I felt satisfied because this training was life changing. Having only a certificate of primary education (CPE), today I am […]

October 9, 2019 Themes: Entrepreneurship Programs: Gender Justice

Botswana: No more abuse, i am in control

I was 40 years of age  I have been living in an abusive relationship without realizing that the man whom I loved so much that even when he treated me […]

July 4, 2019 Themes: Gender based violence Programs: Gender Justice

Botswana:There is life after abuse

I am a lady of 60 years of age. I am from Kanye and I started to attend Gender Links workshops. I learnt a lot about different forms of gender-based […]

July 4, 2019 Themes: Gender based violence Programs: Economic Justice

South Africa: Raped by my own boyfriend

South Africa: Raped by my own boyfriend

*Trigger warning: Violence*
I once had a good loving family, a mother, step dad and a grandfather. I never knew my real father, I never had a father figure till I was 13 that when I was introduced to my step dad and his family. This family camp in 2010 when my mom and step dad got married, I then moved in with them because I had a baby and my aunt and uncle kicked me out so they took me in. We were a happy small family, and then I met my boyfriend Phaphani, who was older than me.

June 1, 2015 Themes: Gender based violence