Emotional violence

Mauritius: Learning about stability

“In 10 years’ time, I still see myself working in the field of gardening and landscaping but also running my own business on the side.” My name is Estelle and […]

April 13, 2023 Themes: Emotional violence | Young Women Programs: Advocacy | Gender Justice

Mauritius: Building resilience after years of abuse

“I want to learn how to love myself, give myself more value, and put myself first.” My name is Esha and I am 36 years old. I am a mother […]

Mauritius: Education is the key to success

“I want to go to university and have a useful degree when I grow up.” My name is Eva, I am 11 years old and I am in Grade 5. […]

April 3, 2023 Themes: Children | Emotional violence | Youth Programs: Advocacy | Gender Justice

Hilona’s Story from Safe Haven Halfway Home Mauritius

Dealing with dysfunctionality “In terms of my future goals, I dream of having my own comfortable house, with a big garden and a pool which has enough room for me, […]

April 3, 2023 Themes: Emotional violence | Young Women Programs: Advocacy | Gender Justice

GL Safe Haven Halfway Home Newsletter – March 2021

GL Safe Haven Halfway Home Newsletter – March 2021

By Gender Links Mauritius The Gender Links Mauritius Safe Haven Halfway Home newsletter for March 2021 is now out. At Safe Haven Halfway Home, we welcome young women as from […]

Eswatini: Emotional abuse often ignored

Eswatini: Emotional abuse often ignored

By Bongiwe Zwane, Mbabane,  7 January: “Had I woken up ten minutes earlier, perhaps I would have saved my daughter,” Nomthandazo Masilela says. The 54-year-old mother of three is still […]

Violence against women and girls: the shadow pandemic

Violence against women and girls: the shadow pandemic

UN Women Press statement New York, 7 April: With 90 countries in lockdown, four billion people are now sheltering at home from the global contagion of COVID-19. It’s a protective […]

My power taken away

I was married for 18 years. My first child was born in 1991 and the second one in 1995. I stayed with my in-laws from 1988 until 1998. I was […]

Is emotional abuse not abuse

My Name is Kedibone* I got married to my husband in 1995 and in 1997 we had our first child this is when he started to abuse me.  He was […]

I continue to live in fear of my life and my children’s life.

My name is Nomsa  I stay Ga-Mashashane, Mohlonong. I was married in the Mabotja family from 2007. Things were fine between me and my husband until 2013. In 2013 he […]