Three Years of Safe Haven

Three Years of Safe Haven ‘Real change, enduring change, happens one step at a time’ – Ruth Bader Ginsburg Background Since its inception in September 2017, Gender Links Safe Haven Halfway Home (SHHH) has been a refuge for 69 residents coming from different socio-economic backgrounds and having known numerous types of violence throughout their lifetime […]

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 […]

Seychelles: Addressing teenage pregnancies

Seychelles: Addressing teenage pregnancies

By Laura Pillay Addressing teenage pregnancies through Comprehensive Sexuality Education (CSE) and making contraception available to teenagers The rate of teenage pregnancies in the Republic of Seychelles, has increased steadily over the years. Despite the inclusion of sexuality education in the school curriculum under the Personal, Social and Citizenship Education (PSE) programme, the small island […]

July 17, 2019 Themes: Unemployment | Young Women | Youth Programs: News

#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 […]

Botswana: North East District promotes Women Economic Empowerment

The Women Economic Empowerment Programme (WEE) helps eradicate poverty on vulnerable people especially women and people living with disability as well as striving towards Gender equality through empowering women with funds to start business hence less dependence on man. The key objective of this project  is to empower women to start projects there can sustain […]

Mauritius: Medcare Academy seeks to eradicate extreme poverty by educating and training children and women.

The non-governmental organisation Medcare Academy (MA) exists for 6 years. It works in regions of poverty in the south of Mauritius. It primarily works with vulnerable children, teenagers and single mothers and offers them quality education and training in work skills. It aims to empower vulnerable children and women living in harsh conditions through education […]

Women Empowerment: Palapye Admin Authority-Botswana

The Council is in the Central district of Botswana.The Palapye Administrative Authority s location presents prospects for economic growth considering where is situated size and population as well as and historical sites it is highly endowed with natural resources with potential investment opportunities mainly based on availability of raw material such as minerals. This program […]

July 19, 2018 Themes: Education | Gender based violence | Unemployment Programs: Protocol @ work

Changing Lives – Stories of Safe Haven Halfway Home Residents

Story of Anna* Anna describes herself as a girl who does not have long hair and who looks like a boy. This young woman with a good sense of humour is a bubble of joy. She dreams to have her own restaurant and becomes a chef. She can cook a range of delicious dishes.However, this […]

The LUX Project – Empowerment Training for Women in Cite Mangalkhan, Mauritius

This project will holistically help women to come out of their precarious situation through an Empowerment programme. This will help them be less vulnerable to depression, discouragement, violence, unemployment and other health and social ills. The project has been launched on the 14th of March in line with the International Day of Women 2017. 24 […]

Mulher Moçambicana preocupada com adaptação, mitigação e as metamorfoses ambientais

Mulher Moçambicana preocupada com adaptação, mitigação e as metamorfoses ambientais

Maputo, 31 de Março: Um estudo das NaçÁµes Unidas mostra que o impacto das mudanças climÁ¡ticas, nomeadamente a seca, cheias, aumento da temperatura, improdutividade dos solos e escassez de Á¡gua potÁ¡vel para o consumo humano, são factores combinados que afectam a qualidade de vida do homem e da mulher, embora de maneiras diferentes, porquanto as mulheres mais propensas Á  condição de vulnerabilidade que os homens.