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Zimbabwe: Chipo Mucheto

Zimbabwe: Chipo Mucheto

Breaking New Ground Picture a Fire Fighter for a moment! What are you imagining? A male?  Strong and heroic? The reality is a bit different but it’s an image of the ideal firefighter that is in many peoples’ minds. And that means that many women do not even consider a career as a firefighter. In […]

Enhancing women’s economic power key

Enhancing women’s economic power key

By Kevin Chiramba, Following the first ever GBV summit in Southern Africa in 2018, and the nationwide campaigns in South Africa led by the #TotalShutDown, #MyBodyNotYourCrimeScene, and #24Demands campaigns, civil society organisations presented suggested amendments to parliament linked to specific policies and laws. Key among them was the request to develop a National Strategic Plan […]

How COVID 19 has changed my life in 4 weeks

How COVID 19 has changed my life in 4 weeks

It is puzzling how only a few weeks ago (March 2020), life was normal. Now everything has flipped over because of the corona virus disease (COVID-19). When the year 2020 started, I had dreams and hopes. But all these have vanished into thin air and have been replaced with anxiety and hopelessness. You see, I […]

April 13, 2020 Themes: Business Unusual | Disaster | Economic violence | GBV Programs: Opinion

The Safe Haven Halfway Home – Mauritius

The SAFE HAVEN HALFWAY HOME (SHHH) is a temporary shelter for teenage girls who are homeless due to abuse and rejection from family members. ABOUT US  September 2017, Gender Links Mauritius opened the first halfway home in Mauritius called Safe Haven. A Halfway Home is a place that serves as a residence for people in need; providing them with […]

Zim: Tackling the period poverty in Zimbabwe

Zim: Tackling the period poverty in Zimbabwe

By Elia Ntali Harare, 27 November: With the socio-economic situation taking a toll on Zimbabweans, for 16 year old Catherine Muranda the situation is dire as she cannot afford to buy sanitary pads during her monthly period. Catherine relies on unhygienic material to try to stem the bleeding. This forces her to skip school lessons […]

November 27, 2018 Themes: Business Unusual | Reproductive health | Young Women Programs: GL Commentary Service

Chirundu Local Board COE

Fact file Country Zimbabwe Province/Region Mashonaland East Baseline score  9 Post-2015 score Population  1911 Number of women councillors 1 Number of men councillors  2 Joined the COE programme  2018 Anchored Entrepreneurship Programme  No Summit Chirundu is a town and border post in Zimbabwe on the border with Zambia, in Mashonaland West province. The name Chirundu […]

October 7, 2018 Themes: Business Unusual | Local Government Programs: Gender & Governance

Swaziland: Electronic Parts Centre

Swaziland- Electronic Parts Centre ensures environmental sustainability through recycling of broken down electric appliances.The Electric Parts Centre is a project that serves to repair and utilize the parts of old and broken down electric appliances in order to create new ones. They also recycle other plastic material and use it to create the new appliances. […]

August 17, 2018 Themes: Business Unusual | Poverty | Youth Programs: Protocol @ work

Zimbabwe:Women in Kadoma City partnering with Nyaradzo for Skills Development

The City of Kadoma partnered with Nyaradzo Funeral Services in the empowerment of women through a skills training programme targeting women of various backgrounds in the City. The programme involved the identification of various women who were denizens in the City keen to acquire life skills that enabled them to change their life and self […]

July 19, 2018 Themes: Business | Business Unusual | Economics | Education Programs: Protocol @ work

Changing Lives – Stories of Safe Haven Halfway Home Residents

Story of Anna* Anna describes herself as a girl who does not have long hair and who looks like a boy. This young woman with a good sense of humour is a bubble of joy. She dreams to have her own restaurant and becomes a chef. She can cook a range of delicious dishes.However, this […]

Equal pay for work of equal value

Equal pay for work of equal value

Johannesburg, 26 April : As the world celebrate International Workers Day on May 1 , the SADC Gender Protocol Alliance joins UN Women in calling for accelerated action in closing the gender pay gap. Worldwide, women only make 77 cents for every dollar earned by men. As a result, there’s a lifetime of income inequality […]

April 26, 2017 Themes: Business Unusual Programs: SADC Gender Protocol & Alliance