Disability

Bots: GBV compounding challenges faced by PLWD

Bots: GBV compounding challenges faced by PLWD

By Bokani King Gaborone, 3 December: People living with disabilities (PLWD) continue to face stigma and neglect, but the disturbing trend of Gender Based Violence (GBV) is compounding their problems in Botswana and the world over. As the world commemorates International Day of Persons with Disabilities under the theme, “Leadership and participation of persons with […]

December 3, 2021 Themes: Children | Disability Programs: 16 Days of Activism Campaigns | Advocacy

Zim: Fighting GBV against women & girls with albinism

Zim: Fighting GBV against women & girls with albinism

By Gibson Mhaka Bulawayo, 3 December: “For three years in my marriage I had to endure a miserable experience living among my in-laws who could not stand the sight of my skin. They made nicknames for me and it hurt me a lot. We failed to keep it together with my husband due to pressure […]

December 3, 2021 Themes: Disability | GBV | Gender based violence Programs: Advocacy | Gender Justice

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. […]

People with disabilities need specialised victim support

People with disabilities need specialised victim support

By Gibson Mhaka, Bulawayo, 3 December: Today we celebrate the International Day of Persons with Disability (IDPD) which is observed on 3 December in the backdrop of  the 16 days of activism against Gender Based Violence (GBV), an international campaign to challenge violence against women and girls. The day aims to promote the rights and […]

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 […]

Advance information access for people with disabilities

Advance information access for people with disabilities

By Nqobani Ndlovu, Bulawayo, 8 July: Zimbabweans living with disabilities feel left out in the fight against Covid-19 two months after the government was dragged to court by advocacy groups representing persons with hearing and visual impairments demanding information on the disease in formats they could access. A mother of 5 from Pumula suburb, Violet […]

eSwatini: Nomcebo Dlamini

Click here to read about Nomcebo Dlamini’s journey with Gender Links

May 22, 2020 Themes: Disability | Entrepreneurship Programs: Entrepreneurship

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 […]

Anishta Seesurrun – ‘’Be you for you and always with a smile’’

Anishta Seesurrun – ‘’Be you for you and always with a smile’’

This is the motto of Anishta, 33 years old which she elaborates that this quote is about working on yourself for you to become a role model and a source of inspiration for others, and why the smile because it is a warrior who brings the ups and downs through this fatal arm. Being a […]

October 7, 2019 Themes: Disability Programs: SADC Gender Protocol & Alliance

Flame of Phoenix: Voice for specially abled persons

Flame of Phoenix is an NGO that was started in 2017 by Anishta Seesurrun. It aims “to empower disabled and vulnerable persons through diverse actions”.  The organisation has three main pillars: Empowerment of vulnerable individuals through training and development, she herself serves as an Ambassador for gender-based violence and lastly, the empowerment of individuals who […]

June 26, 2019 Themes: Disability Programs: SADC Gender Protocol & Alliance