Youth

Zimbabwe: Leobah Dube

Zimbabwe: Leobah Dube

“When l look at my life I thank God for what He has done like John the Baptist He gave me light. I was blind like Batmeaus until one day I met Gender Links and my life was changed. Now I know that one day I will have a firm and brighter future all because […]

May 13, 2021 Themes: Drivers of Change | GBV | Local Government | Youth Programs: Gender & Governance

Zimbabwe: Wayne Dawara

Zimbabwe: Wayne Dawara

“As an outgoing Junior Council Chairperson, I look forward to continue working with Council and Gender Links after my term of office is over. The youth, just like adults, have a role to play in changing the lives of community members” “I never knew the difference between sex and gender until I met Gender Links. […]

Zimbabwe: Takudzwa Kanyai

Zimbabwe: Takudzwa Kanyai

Change impacts positively when one is willing to change “Voice and Choice of the youths is our guiding principle. As youths, we are now able to distinguish good from the evil which ensures behaviour change, laws, and policies.  We are now responsible youths of our community and a pride to the nation”. Leadership, leader, leading.  […]

May 13, 2021 Themes: Local Government | Youth Programs: Gender & Governance

Zimbabwe: Methembe Mthimkhulu

Zimbabwe: Methembe Mthimkhulu

“There is no sustainability without youth participation”, I was this quite extremely introverted young lad, not much of a leader, but more of just a reluctant boy whose interests where so diametrically opposed to anything to do with leadership, community engagement and being a tool of social change. As luck would have it, the Junior […]

May 12, 2021 Themes: Gender equality | Local Government | Youth Programs: Gender & Governance

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 […]

Zimbabwe: Junior Councillor advocates for good menstrual health

The Menstrual Health awareness campaign’s end result is to help break the silence and build awareness about the important role that good menstrual hygiene as well as being the pride of the mensuration period plays in enabling young girls to reach their full potential. Murewa Rural District Council through the Junior Council is working to […]

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I-story: Surviving & staying safe during lockdown

I-story: Surviving & staying safe during lockdown

Malany October 3 May: I am the youth co-ordinator at an organization in Lavender Hill, where I also live. Even though this community and most probably most cape flats areas have been labelled as violent, gang infested and rife with substance abuse, I however feel that it’s a beautiful little community filled with many dreams […]

COVID could reverse gains made in access to SRHR services

COVID could reverse gains made in access to SRHR services

Lusaka, 30 April: Tough as life may have been to her, Nsofwa Petronella Sampa, has bigger dreams in life. At two, she lost her dad, eight years later, at 10, her mum passed on too. However, the families of both the mother and father have been too instrumental in her life to see her get […]

Zimbabwe: Female student campaigns for Grey water is not so grey after all

The use of greywater obtained from the dining hall in the student’s toilet facilities started in 2015 at Jonh Tallach high school, Umguza District. Which has helped save, recycle and keep students hygienic despite the water crisis. This running project was started by the Environment club to supply water for flushing and washing of hands. […]