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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. 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 the necessary skills […]

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 […]

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

Below are the stories of our residents : Dola* our first resident is 18 years old originally from Terre Rouge. At 13 she started smoking synthetic drugs and ran away from her home. She was locked in the Rehabilitation Youth Centre (RYC) (children prison), for one year and as soon as she got out, she […]

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

GL Emerging entrepreneurs to market NetOne products

NetOne one of the leading mobile operators in Zimbabwe will engage Gender Links (GL) further through the emerging entrepreneurship programme. This support will entail training of women to become NetOne agents.

O Género e a Exploração Mineira em Moçambique

O Género e a Exploração Mineira em Moçambique

Maputo, 22 de Dezembro: Em Moçambique, dos novecentos e sessenta e dois tÁ­tulos de pesquisa e prospecção mineira, apenas vinte e cinco são pertenças de mulheres.
Este facto coloca Moçambique numa situação desconfortÁ¡vel em relação aos restantes paÁ­ses da África Austral, em partticular, e do mundo no geral, embora esteja Á  frente do Malawi, da República DemocrÁ¡tica do Congo, Swazilândia e do Zimbabwe.
Entretanto, o Governo moçambicano aprovou, recentemente, a Lei 20/2014, de 18 de Agosto, a Lei de Minas.

Moçambique: “Gosto de fazer trabalhos dos homens”- sentencia Maria Nhapule, mulher de fibra

Moçambique: “Gosto de fazer trabalhos dos homens”- sentencia Maria Nhapule, mulher de fibra

Maputo, 7 de Dezembro: Não se surpreenda quando no posto de vendas de pneus, na Avenida Acordos de Lusaka, em Maputo, dares de caras com uma mulher forte e simpÁ¡tica vestida de macacão de mecânico À“ pois, saiba caro leitor que se trata de Maria Nhapule, a mulher que monta e desmonta pneus de camiÁµes como se de um homem se trata-se.

Maria Nhapule (MN), não tem medo de enfrentar a dura realidade do trabalho braçal no dia-a-dia num estaleiro.