Drivers of Change

Lesotho:Mampeoane Mokete

My name is Mampeoane Mokete from Qibing Council. I’m an aspiring businesswoman working on chicken layers. I started my business with 50 layers in August 2017 and had no idea how to this kind of project being what to feed and how much for good production, medications can be used if they get sick, but […]

June 19, 2019 Themes: Drivers of Change | Employment Programs: Protocol @ work

Lesotho:Mabohlokoa Bula

My name is Mabohlokoa Bula from Lilala Community Council.Iam an aspiring entrepreneur. The name of my business is Zenzela General Café and I have registered it with the Ministry of Trade and Industry and also with the Lesotho Revenue Authority (LRA).So this helps me to file and pay tax end of each year. The memory […]

Malawi: A chief’s fight against child marriages

Malawi: A chief’s fight against child marriages

By Penelope Paliani-Kamanga Dedza, 4 December: She has received death threats, been called names, challenged, received awards and international recognition, all because of her fight to end child marriages. This feisty Lady is Senior Chief Kachindamoto of Ntakataka village in Dedza. She has managed to annul over 900 child marriages in her village within three […]

April 15, 2019 Themes: Drivers of Change Programs: GL Commentary Service

#HearMeToo: Lifetime of abuse

#HearMeToo: Lifetime of abuse

Priscilla Musonda Schaufelberger is an activist from Zambia. She suffered a lifetime of abuse from her father, a figure who was supposed to protect her throughout her life. She recently shared her story with us in Zambia. The immoral being called my father started raping me from the age of five. I grew up knowing […]

Zimbabwe: Christina Mabika

“Winning the COE for the best council was a proud moment.” Mabika met Gender Links (GL) in 2014 and she vividly recall that day because it left indelible marks that will never be wiped from her mind. Fortunately, these marks where the genesis of the transformation that took place in her life. “When I first […]

October 9, 2018 Themes: Drivers of Change Programs: Gender & Governance | Protocol @ work

Mauritius: Deepa Bhurdool

Deepa’s first encounter with Gender Links (GL) was during one of the village workshops organised by Loga Virahsawmy in 2012. As a councillor Deepa explains that she is very pleased to receive these trainings which has helped her a lot to grow as a councillor and as an individual. The best experience that Ms Bhurdool […]

October 9, 2018 Themes: Drivers of Change Programs: Gender and governance | Protocol @ work

eSwatini: Busisiwe Phiri

Violence against women is common in Swaziland. Busisiwe Phiri experienced GBV first hand but her life has never been the same after meeting Gender Links. I was born in Ngwenya village under Hhohho region. My home is very close to the border between Swaziland and South Africa. It is the main border post in Swaziland […]

October 9, 2018 Themes: Drivers of Change Programs: Gender and governance | Protocol @ work

Mauritius: Anique Darga

Darga explains that the journey she had had with GL has brought tremendous positive changes in her life and way of thinking. She believes that through the entrepreneurship course she has become a more confident young lady ready to face the challenges of life. She now knows how to act in situation of difficulties and […]

October 9, 2018 Themes: Drivers of Change Programs: Gender & Governance | Protocol @ work

Botswana: Susan Sekgwa

Susan Sekgwa is a classic example of how a victim of GBV in Serowe Botswana turned into an activist and champion of gender equality through trainings facilitated by Gender Links. When she stood there ready to start her presentation I looked at her and said to myself, “She must be one of those bold women […]

October 9, 2018 Themes: Drivers of Change Programs: Gender & Governance | Protocol @ work

Zambia: Clara Muleya

“From self-pity to self-sufficient, Clara`s Boutique is my testament that a woman can rise from being a victim to a survivor of gender based violence (GBV).” Clara Muleya has just won an award as the most impressive emerging entrepreneur at the prestigious Gender Links regional summit in Botswana beating the other nine contestants from different […]

October 9, 2018 Themes: Drivers of Change Programs: Gender & Governance | Protocol @ work