Care work

Three Years of Safe Haven

Three Years of Safe Haven ‘Real change, enduring change, happens one step at a time’ – Ruth Bader Ginsburg Background Since its inception in September 2017, Gender Links Safe Haven Halfway Home (SHHH) has been a refuge for 69 residents coming from different socio-economic backgrounds and having known numerous types of violence throughout their lifetime […]

SADC Gender Barometer 2020 Foreword by Dr. T

SADC Gender Barometer 2020 Foreword by Dr. T

By Dr Tlaleng Mofokeng, Johannesburg, 9 August 2020: #VoiceandChoice resonates with the subject closest to my heart: quality sexual and reproductive health services. Without voice there is no choice. Without choice women and girls have little hope of realising their full potential in their public and private lives. Their choices must be supported with access […]

Unpaid care & domestic work increasing during lock down

Unpaid care & domestic work increasing during lock down

By Sifiso Nhlabatsi Manzini, 13 May: There is rising concern that women and girls are facing greater risks when it comes to the economic and social fallout due to the Coronavirus pandemic. Some of the effects emanating from the COVID-19 pandemic it has been claimed include the increase in unpaid care work. Unpaid care work […]

I-story: Surviving & staying safe during lockdown

I-story: Surviving & staying safe during lockdown

Malany October 3 May: I am the youth co-ordinator at an organization in Lavender Hill, where I also live. Even though this community and most probably most cape flats areas have been labelled as violent, gang infested and rife with substance abuse, I however feel that it’s a beautiful little community filled with many dreams […]

Zimbabwe: Nancy Mbaura: Driver of Change

Nancy Mbaura is a holder of a BSc Women & Gender Studies from the Women University in Africa (WUA) and a Zimbabwean, philanthropist and gender activist. She was born at the height of Zimbabwe’s First Chimurenga/Umvukela liberation struggle against British colonialism on November 11th 1974, at Chegutu Hospital in the province of Mashonaland West. At […]

Learning, a non-ending journey

Learning, a non-ending journey

Year 2018 at Gender Links Mauritius has been an extraordinary year for me. Working with a reputed organisation locally and regionally has always been a dream come true. Looking back, I completed almost five years with GL Mauritius and the best part of it is that the learning never ends. I must admit that the […]

June 1, 2019 Themes: Care work | Children | Feminism | Young Women Programs: News Analysis

Celebrating women through the eyes of their children

Celebrating women with participation of 100 women achievers in South Africa

December 6, 2018 Themes: Arts | Care work | Children Programs: Gender and Media Diversity Centre (GMDC)

Namibia: Saima Shivolo

“The key to success is lost without knowledge.” Saima Shivolo, a resident of Oshikuku, originally from Umbalanhu village in the Omusati region, is a married woman for 3 years and a mother of 6 kids plus 4 other kids that are under her care. Although she is employed as a police officer, her monthly income […]

October 4, 2018 Themes: Business | Care work | Gender equality Programs: Protocol @ work

Namibia: Martha Tiboth

“This business has changed my life and I am now economically empowered.” Tses Retail Dealer is the name of the business initiated by Mrs Martha Tiboth. The business is trading as a retail shop selling different types of braids such as Brazilian, Indian and human hair. The business also sells other products such as nail […]

October 4, 2018 Themes: Care work | Children | Gender equality Programs: Protocol @ work

Namibia: Magdalena Nambinga

“This idea has changed my life. I am independent and in control of my destiny.” Madgalena is a single mother of 2 who runs a mobile shop in Outapi Namibia. She was inspired to start this business by the fact that she was unemployed but had children to feed, school fees to pay and parents […]

October 4, 2018 Themes: Care work | Children | Gender equality Programs: Protocol @ work