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Business brings my family back together!

It was 7 January 2014 when my husband got a car accident in his work place and passed on. We had three children with him, one being a girl and two boys. Two were at tertiary and the youngest doing form 4 at the time. Trouble started when I was accused of killing my husband. […]

July 12, 2019 Themes: Business | GBV | Gender equality | Local Government Programs: Gender & Governance

RAZAFINDRASOA Louise Marguerite, known as (Margot)_Case study_Economic Justice_Summit 2019

RAZAFINDRASOA Louise Marguerite, known as (Margot)  « THE IMPORTANCE OF THE CALLED « FANAKA MALEMY » (MALAGASY WOMEN STEREOTYPE: WOMEN ARE COMPARED AS A WEAK FURNITURE) WITHIN THE FAMILY AND SOCIETY.”  Our organization is named Hope for the future. It takes care of children, young and women on health, educational, economic levels; develops them mentally and spiritually and […]

Botswana: Tonota Sub District Council

Tonota Sub-District Council has Ms. Mareledi Bantsi as the women commissioner and Mr Festus Diane as the gender focal person.Tonota Sub District Council has a five-year gender action plan that has been further reduced into annual action plans for each implementing year. The council also has a draft gender policy.The gender champion of the council […]

July 9, 2019 Themes: Local Government Programs: Protocol @ work

Botswana: Maun Administrative Authority

The council’s gender champion is Ms Kerileng Senwamadi and the gender focal person is Mr Obakeng Kheru. The council’s previous score was 50%.The Council is guided by National Policy on Gender and Council Strategic Plan (2018-2023) and the gender policies are championed by Sehithwa Service Coordinator and SACS. MAA has 28 councilors within its council, […]

July 9, 2019 Themes: Local Government Programs: Protocol @ work

Botswana:Hukuntsi Sub District Council

The gender committee has developed a gender policy statement that the management has approved and committed to. The council also has a gender action for 2019/2020 that has also been approved.Women make up 22% of the council’s political wing,16% of the management team and 65% of the council’s overall staff. In terms of non-traditional roles […]

July 9, 2019 Themes: Local Government Programs: Protocol @ work

Botswana: Lobatse Town Council

The Lobatse Town Council Gender champion is Mr Oganne Gontse who is the Deputy Town Clerk and its gender focal person is Mr Gerald Mahumba. Honourable Councillor Tiny Dinoko is the council’s woman commissioner.Lobatse Town Council doesn’t have a gender policy but gender mainstreaming activities are guided by government policies, acts and guidelines such as […]

July 9, 2019 Themes: Local Government Programs: Protocol @ work

Botswana:City of Francistown

The gender champion is Mr Badubi Lekang and the gender focal person is Mrs Natasha Maphane. 54% of council’s total staff are women. Women also represent 25% of the council seats and 39% of the council management. The gender committee was appointed in May 2016 and the council’s previous score was 50%. The council doesn’t […]

July 9, 2019 Themes: Local Government Programs: Protocol @ work

Seychelles #VoiceandChoice Summit winners announced

Seychelles #VoiceandChoice Summit winners announced

Victoria, July, 07, 2019: Seychelles hosted its first #VoiceandChoice Summit on Friday 5 July  with four winners in the media, gender and climate change, economic justice and Sexual Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR) categories. The Summit held at the STC Conference Center in Victoria, is an initiative of Gender Links (GL) and the Southern Africa […]

Botswana:Gakebagane Kebadireng Xkhomko Laundry services

GAKEBAGANE KEBADIRENG – XKHOMKO LAUNDRY SERVICES Ms Kebadireng runs a laundry business started in 2017 but registered in 2018. The business focuses on washing clothes, blankets and carpets. The business has no full-time employees but employs part time workers who are also escaping from gender-based violence. She hopes and aims to grow her business to […]

July 6, 2019 Themes: Entrepreneurship Programs: Protocol @ work

Botswana: Afitile Lebakeng- Laundry and Beads

Ms Lebakeng from Maun, established a laundry business in 2016. Gender Links helped her with business skills training like record keeping. Her clients are government employees and residents of Sedie Ward. But most clients are BDF soldiers whom either drop off the clothes with her or she goes to collect them. She washes clothes, blankets […]

July 6, 2019 Themes: Entrepreneurship Programs: Protocol @ work