Street vendors feeling pinch of COVID- 19

Street vendors feeling pinch of COVID- 19

Gerard Molupe Maseru , 23 April: The deadly COVID- 19 is wreaking havoc globally and impacting negatively on the world economy. Major economies are suffering   while trying to save lives of their people from the contagious pandemic. The global economy is rapidly weakening. Lesotho like all other countries is also feeling the pinch of the […]

Tanzania: Women fail to work due to fear of rape

Tanzania: Women fail to work due to fear of rape

By: Joel Headman These women have been making a living by selling small vegetable businesses they go very early in the morningand return home very  where the rapists get a chance to attack them. For the period January to June 2019 at least 3 women have been raped and murdered in Muriet County in Arusha […]

December 20, 2019 Themes: Employment | GBV Programs: 16 Days of Activism Campaigns | Gender Violence

More Brilliant Careers

This publication examines the effect of career breaks on women’s employment. It is the report of a research project funded by the Women’s Research and Employment Initiative Program. The project explores working histories of Australian women and how the interaction between home and working life affects their career prospects. The data indicates that only one […]

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 […]

Mauritius: Story of Karina

My name is Karina and I am 27 years old. I have two lovely daughters and my daily routine revolves around them. I love doing pastries for my daughters and I realised that I can make this as a business to gain money. I have never worked in this field but I would like to […]

October 9, 2019 Themes: Employment | Entrepreneurship Programs: Gender Justice

Dr. Vasant Bunwaree – Equal Pay for Equal Work

Dr. Vasant Bunwaree – Equal Pay for Equal Work

Whether you are a man or a woman there should be equal work for equal pay was the leitmotiv of Dr. Vasant Kumar Bunwaree at the political dialogue organised by Gender Links in March 2018. He was the one who made sure that this became legal. Well known Cardiologist, Dr. Bunwaree was Minister of Labour […]

October 7, 2019 Themes: Employment | Gender equality Programs: Gender & Governance

Dorine Volafite – Mauritius

Elle a quitté l’école en seconde puis s’est mariée Á  14 ans Á  un homme abusif et violent qui la battait. Elle a eu par la suite trois enfants. Tous ses enfants ont très bien réussi et travaillent (dont deux au Canada). Elle a cinq petits-enfants et est maintenant divorcée. Elle travaille le matin dans une boutique où elle vend des snacks et des boissons et l’après-midi elle se déplace sur toute l’île afin de donner des cours de natation Á  des personnes en difficulté. Son activité lui permet de favoriser et de plaider en faveur d’une activité physique régulière et donc en faveur du bien-être et de la santé.

October 2, 2019 Themes: Employment | Entrepreneurship | Gender based violence Programs: Entrepreneurship

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

Mauritius – Association Pour L’Education Des Enfants Defavorisés (APEDED) ensuring economic growth of women through micro enterprise

Operating in the field of poverty alleviation, APEDED provides education and basic necessities to underprivileged children at pre-primary, primary, secondary and tertiary levels. It primarily works with school drop-outs. In 2007, given the high rate of unemployment among women in the region of Chemin-Grenier, the organisation established a medicinal plant nursery on the roof of […]

#CSW63: Pushing back the push back

#CSW63: Pushing back the push back

Spotlight on gender equality in social protection, infrastructure and public services By Sifisosami Dube New York, 13 March: The time is now to demystify “Social protection systems, access to public services and sustainable infrastructure for gender equality and the empowerment of women and girls”; it is what real women encounter and need every day. This […]