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Mauritius – “There is a leader in each of us. Politics leads to decision making for a better Mauritius.” Sita Saminaden

Mauritius – “There is a leader in each of us. Politics leads to decision making for a better Mauritius.”  Sita Saminaden

Sita Saminaden is the Director of Stephen Business School in Mauritius and is a member of the political party ‘Rassemblement Mauricien’. Her first encounter with Gender Links occurred in 2021 when she attended training sessions on ‘Women and Youth in Politics’.   Education and Childhood: Self belief Despite her humble beginnings, childhood sickness and stereotypes around […]

Zimbabwe: Wayne Dawara

Zimbabwe: Wayne Dawara

“As an outgoing Junior Council Chairperson, I look forward to continue working with Council and Gender Links after my term of office is over. The youth, just like adults, have a role to play in changing the lives of community members” “I never knew the difference between sex and gender until I met Gender Links. […]

Zimbabwe: Emma Tsuro

Zimbabwe: Emma Tsuro

I have been talking about Gender since long back but I never understood the meaning of it till I got the real meaning from Gender Links. Since then I now have gender lenses I can challenge every decision, activity, project or anything that is gender bias.  “I am a survivor of gender-based violence. I make […]

May 12, 2021 Themes: Business | Entrepreneurship Programs: Gender & Governance

Zimbabwe: Bridgit Gutsa

Zimbabwe: Bridgit Gutsa

“I thought it is the responsibility of men to take care of women but when I met Gender Links, I realised It was a myth”.  I have a small business that I run that sustains my livelihood. I no longer beg for food from friends. I am now able to provide at least two to […]

May 12, 2021 Themes: Business | Drivers of Change | Entrepreneurship Programs: Gender & Governance

Zimbabwe: Hamunyari Kwendambairi

Zimbabwe: Hamunyari Kwendambairi

“I had lost all hope and self-esteem and I thought that was the end of my life until I met Gender Links who made it possible for me to pick the broken pieces and start again.  I am grateful to Gender Links.”  ‘I felt as if I was worthless, valueless, insignificant, and useless; all the […]

Zimbabwe: Patience Munyenyiwa

Zimbabwe: Patience Munyenyiwa

“Because I am a woman, I must make unusual efforts to succeed. If I fail no one will say, she does not have what it takes. They will say, women, do not have what it takes”. When I was younger, I wanted to change the world. I found it was difficult to change the world, […]

May 12, 2021 Themes: Business | Drivers of Change | Entrepreneurship Programs: Gender & Governance

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 […]

Women bear economic burden of COVID-19

Women bear economic burden of COVID-19

By Arthur Davies Sikopo, Lusaka, 16 May: Anastasia Sakala is 23 years and is now the breadwinner for her family due to the Corona virus Pandemic. Married with two kids, one five and the youngest one year, Sakala starts her day as early as 5 pm in the morning. She cleans her house, washes dishes […]

Families suffering economically during lockdown

Families suffering economically during lockdown

By Fehizoro Rafalimanana Antananarivo, 5  May: The state emergency was declared on March 19, 2020 followed by a period of confinement of 15 days for two regions, after the announcement of the of the three imported cases of corona virus. With the majority of the Malagasy population being poor, several families are experiencing great difficulty […]

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