Emotional violence

Zimbabwe: Peter* messed my life

I got pregnant while still going to school and that forced me to abandon my formal education prematurely. My parents sent me away from home and I was left with […]

Zimbabwe: My whole life is a mess

I lost my virginity at thirteen to a man who was aged nineteen in Mutare, Manicaland Province. He later became my first husband and had one child from that marriage. […]

Zimbabwe: The suffering I had from my husband

We stayed in the farming area of Mhangura, Mashonaland West Province together with my family. My husband, Farai*, never paid anything to my parents but was very abusive. I had […]

Zimbabwe: Regretting my second marriage

I had been happily married and had four children, two daughters and two sons, before my first husband died in a road traffic accident. I was depending on my late […]

Zimbabwe: Messed my life because of true love

I wish I was a Roman Catholic nun because of the abuse I encountered during my marriage. I was happily married to Newman*, owned three grocery shops and a productive […]

October 10, 2019 Themes: Emotional violence | Gender based violence Programs: Gender Justice

Zimbabwe: The open prison I live in

I have never enjoyed my marriage as my abusive and drunkard husband always want things done his way. He also spends any money that comes our way very recklessly. He […]

October 10, 2019 Themes: Emotional violence | Gender based violence Programs: Gender Justice

Zimbabwe: My husband broke my heart to tatters

I am Perpetua Chamba who was married to Lloyd Gamba and had two children. I decided to go and look for employment in South Africa because things were becoming tough […]

October 10, 2019 Themes: Emotional violence | Gender based violence Programs: Gender Justice

Mauritius: Unlucky since birth

When my mother was pregnant with me my father had a mistress and was beating my mother a lot. I do not know my mother. She had a miscarriage and […]

SA: All lives matter, put GBV prevention at the centre

SA: All lives matter, put GBV prevention at the centre

By Kubi Rama Johannesburg, 12 September: Over the last while I, like many South Africans, have been reeling under the deluge of Gender-Based Violence (GBV) everywhere in our country. A […]

Lesotho:*Mabota Koloi*

She remembered her first interaction  with Gender Links (GL) back in  2015 and they were told to  write their “I” stories, even though she was scared she was looking forward […]