Care work

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 […]

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

Madagascar: Rahantaniaina Marie Louise

Natsoin’ny sefom-pokotany  teo aminay  ny tenako  ary nanotaniany  hoe ;mazoto ve ianareo , raha  hiofana  ny miralenta  miario ny zon’ny vehivavy  . Niisa telo zahay ny  tamin’izay  ary nasainy  nandeha teny amin’ny  commune  ary nomena  fotoana   ny handehananay  eny. Tonga teny izahay  ary  2 taminay 3, nandray anay i Zoto , Claudia   ary  Mahefa maire. Nanao  […]

September 25, 2018 Themes: Business | Care work | Drivers of Change | Education | Gender equality Programs: Protocol @ work

Botswana: Gogontlejang Phaladi

“Embracing being a Young African Woman Leader, an Active Agent of Change, a Catalyst of Development and a Trendsetter!” Being given an opportunity to deliver a motivational speech at the Regional SADC Gender Protocol Summit and Awards in 2013, held in Johannesburg, South Africa. It was a really humbling experience to deliver a speech along […]

MAURITIUS: Kistamah Soonita

“Give women the means and they will make sure that the work is done” is the mantra of Soonita Kistamah Kistamah has a long experience in Early Childhood Care and Education. She is the Director of a pre-primary school “Cubbies”. She has learnt the behaviour of parents through her small children. According to Kistamah management […]

September 6, 2018 Themes: Care work | Children | Education Programs: Protocol @ work

Mauritius: Jacqueline Dursoniah

Jacqueline Dursoniah is 56 years old and is a Social worker. She is the founder member of the Non-Government Organisation (NGO) named Civic Action Team situated in Pailles. Jacqueline is currently President of the NGO. The main activities of the association are: Social Services, Socio-economic development Project(s): Setting up of a nursery Background Jacqueline Dursoniah […]

September 6, 2018 Themes: Care work | Drivers of Change Programs: Protocol @ work


“Women have a great role to play in the community” RAVELOJAONA Rita is the Head of the Social and Cultural Department of the Sabotsy Namehana Commune. The Number 3 National Road goes past this Commune. It is quite near Antananarivo , 30 minutes’ drive from the city centre. Sabotsy Namehana is among the Centres of […]

September 5, 2018 Themes: Care work | Drivers of Change | Local Government Programs: Protocol @ work