Intimate partner violence

“I explained to my children how Safe Haven Halfway Home is allowing us to grow stronger before one day, we move out into a house of our own.”

I had a difficult childhood. My mother was the sole breadwinner and had to do everything on her own. My siblings and I did not attend kindergarten. When we went […]

“As I reached the other side of the river, it started raining and the God-sent water washed away all the dirt that was on my body.”

I am 25 years old and I have three daughters who are under seven years old. My life has always been full of difficulties. I did not know my father […]

Mauritius: Learning to become independent

“After that violent incident, I asserted that I no longer wanted to stay in my comfort zone or depend on my husband.” My name is Rosaline and I am 21 […]

April 13, 2023 Themes: Intimate partner violence | Young Women Programs: Gender Justice

Evelyn’s Story from Safe Haven Halfway Home Mauritius

Getting out of the shadow of fear and violence “At that moment, I asked myself: why should I accept to be hit?” My name is Evelyn and I am 43 […]

Shiril’s Story from Safe Haven Halfway Home Mauritius

Learning to live with dignity “They took me to the police station and I told them clearly that I do not want to go back with my husband following all […]

Elizabeth’s Story from Safe Haven Halfway Home Mauritius

Not giving up in the face of addiction and violence “Now, I refuse to be subjected to violence, and I teach the same principle to my children.” My name is […]

Camelia’s story from Safe Haven Halfway Home Mauritius

Healing from traumatic life experiences “I am learning to establish healthy boundaries with everyone around me.” My name is Camelia and I am aged 32 years old. I have two […]

SADC: GL & Amplify Change launch Voice & Choice Fund

SADC: GL & Amplify Change launch Voice & Choice Fund

Friday 22 July: Gender Links (GL) in partnership with Amplify Change, today announces the launch of the Voice and Choice Fund targeting Women’s Rights Organisations in Southern Africa focusing on Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR). The […]

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 […]

Jail rapists for life, women in media urge

Jail rapists for life, women in media urge

By Joseph Kayira Blantyre, 6 November 2020 – The Association for Women in Media (AWOME) in Malawi, has demanded that rapists should be jailed for life following increased cases of […]