I am financially stable thanks to my business

I am Gilda Carlos Langa Osman, I am 45 years old, and I started selling in informal market at age 19, products such as: sugar, flour and milk powder. Later I got married and went back to my birthplace Mandlakazi, continued with my business, selling capulana and fabrics. I have three sons, the eldest just […]

November 21, 2019 Themes: Entrepreneurship Programs: Entrepreneurship

I continue to live in fear of my life and my children’s life.

My name is Nomsa  I stay Ga-Mashashane, Mohlonong. I was married in the Mabotja family from 2007. Things were fine between me and my husband until 2013. In 2013 he started drinking and abusing me physically. He would come home and beat me up after drinking. I had to run to the police station trying […]

In laws from hell

My name is Sarah* I was married at the age of 27 but I entered with Satan in my marriage. My sisters in law abused me and that lead my husband to abuse me as well. They told him he cannot work for me he must help his mother as his father had passed on.  […]

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 together one girl and two boys. My firstborn daughter, and second born son both grow well in a loving family.  My problems started with the […]

Dorine Volafite – Mauritius

Elle a quitté l’école en seconde puis s’est mariée Á  14 ans Á  un homme abusif et violent qui la battait. Elle a eu par la suite trois enfants. Tous ses enfants ont très bien réussi et travaillent (dont deux au Canada). Elle a cinq petits-enfants et est maintenant divorcée. Elle travaille le matin dans une boutique où elle vend des snacks et des boissons et l’après-midi elle se déplace sur toute l’île afin de donner des cours de natation Á  des personnes en difficulté. Son activité lui permet de favoriser et de plaider en faveur d’une activité physique régulière et donc en faveur du bien-être et de la santé.

October 2, 2019 Themes: Employment | Entrepreneurship | Gender based violence Programs: Entrepreneurship

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

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

#CSW63: Pushing back the push back

#CSW63: Pushing back the push back

Spotlight on gender equality in social protection, infrastructure and public services By Sifisosami Dube New York, 13 March: The time is now to demystify “Social protection systems, access to public services and sustainable infrastructure for gender equality and the empowerment of women and girls”; it is what real women encounter and need every day. This […]

Sunraise Campaign- Assinatura de Memorandos

Sunraise Campaign A Gender Links Mocambique efectuou entre os dias 28 de Outubro e 02 de Novembro corrente mês visitas a 8 dos 10 municípios nos quais tem implementado o progrma de empreendedorismo designado Sunraise campaign. As visitas visavam o assinatura e renovação do memorando de entendimento, onde os municípios comprometem-se a acolher e dar […]

November 14, 2018 Themes: Entrepreneurship Programs: Entrepreneurship | Training of Trainers

Swaziland: Pearl’s Boutique

Pearl’s Boutique owner-Pearl Mabaso. Pearl Mabaso is the owner of Pearl’s Boutique based in Mbabane Market opposite the Municipality Council of Mbabane specializes in sewing church gowns for the two mainstream dominions which are the Zion church and the Jericho (Red-Gown Sect). Apart from those, Pearl’s boutique also specializes in sewing African attires.   She did […]

August 21, 2018 Themes: SADC Protocol on Gender and Development Programs: Entrepreneurship