Prior to 2013, GL held separate Gender Justice and Local Government and Gender and Media Summits. Since 2013, GL and the Alliance have held annual SADC Gender Protocol@Work summits, bringing together work in all the ten theme areas of the Protocol. Gender Protocol Barometers have showcased practical examples of positive change from the ground. In 2016 GL carried out an analysis of SADC Protocol@Work summit entries on Sexual and Reproductive Health which can be viewed here. You can also download an analysis of case studies from 2017 and 2018 here.

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Eswatini: Thembie Matsenjwa

A Young Women’s Alliance advocating for empowerment of girls and young women through economic empowerment activities, advocacy and capacity building Eswatini Young Women’s Alliance (EYWA) is a Youth Organisation working on Sexual & Reproductive Health and Rights – including Gender Based Violence, HIV and AIDS, and Youth Engagement. EYWA is a women’s empowerment and rights […]

December 8, 2020 Themes: Young Women
Programs: Gender & Governance

Lesotho:Kahisano Kolobe

“Accessible Education, Development and leadership” The name of the project is WRAP it up, it is premised on the notion of wrapping things up or putting a finality to issues of unplanned pregnancy, poverty, vulnerability and sexual exploitation. This is also empowering teenagers and young mothers with skills and technical expertise to improve their competitive […]

Lesotho:Mookho Taleng

Mookho Taleng trained by gender links several times in order to succeed for a long time in the business. She was able to expand her business by adding new products and services as well as selling more products and services to her existing customers. Apart from selling beers as her first product, she is now […]

November 27, 2020 Themes: Entrepreneurship
Programs: Gender based violence | Protocol @ work

Lesotho:Nthatisi Motsamai

Nthatisi Motsamai is a young entrepreneur who is owning hair and beauty salon and at the same time she is selling Inuka products. She wanted to be involved in the sports field as part of work at the beginning but she was not motivated. She was also talented on hairdressing as she started trying her […]

November 27, 2020 Themes: Entrepreneurship
Programs: Entrepreneurship | Gender Violence

Eswatini: Thokozile Mashinini – Mankayane COE

Eswatini: Thokozile Mashinini – Mankayane COE

Quotable quote: “To be a great leader, you must consider everyone’s view, whether male or female and together we can bring about change in the society.” I strongly believe that I am a driver of change because I am so passionate about empowering and helping unemployed people especially women to do something with their hands […]

November 16, 2020 Themes: Gender equality | Governance
Programs: Gender & Governance

Drivers of Change: Nondumiso Maseko – Mankayane COE

Drivers of Change: Nondumiso Maseko – Mankayane COE

Quotable quote: “Business knows no gender“  This is a quote I normally use since I noticed that gender equality is worked upon in the work environment. Previously male dominated industries, like the construction industry, are now accommodating women. However, very little change is noticed when it comes to starting businesses; there are still businesses that […]

September 28, 2020 Themes: Gender equality | Governance | Local Government
Programs: Gender & Governance

The Women in Leadership project, by the University of Mauritius

The Women in Leadership project, by the University of Mauritius

The Women in Leadership project was born out of the vision of its three founders, who are academics in the Department of Law, at the University of Mauritius. They wanted to create a platform and safe space for effective discussions, awareness, research and implementation of gender focused initiatives and measures at the University of Mauritius […]

Kim Mungly – A councillor, social worker, social entrepreneur and activist in Batimarais.

Kim Mungly has been actively engaged in the projects and programmes of GL Mauritius. She has equally serve as a mentor for an entrepreneurship programme run by GL. Kim Mungly is a councillor under the District Council of Savanne. For the Voice and Choice Summit, Kim Mungly presented her NGO; the Medcare Academy which she […]

Fampanjakana ny miralenta sy ny fampandrosoana ary famongorana ny herisetra

Madagascar « Andao hifanome tanana amin’ny fampanjakana ny miralenta sy ny fampandrosoana ary famongorana ny herisetra mifototra amin’ny miralenta ho fampahefana ireo sokajin’olona rehetra ». Lehiben’ny Sampandraharaha miadidy ny Mponina sy fiahiana ara-Sosialy ary ny Fampivoarana ny Vehivavy Lalangina ny tenako sady tompon’andraikitra regionaly ny fanamariana olona ato amin’ny Faritra Matsiatra Ambony. Milomano anatin’ny fitolomana ny zon’ny […]

Swaziland: Felicia Motinga

“I am an empowered woman and in control of my future. I do not need a man to depend on economically.” Felicia Motinga started a baking business called Brukaros Bakery in Berseba. The name of the bakery is derived from the prominent geological mountain feature and tourist attraction in the Karas region. It is situated […]

October 4, 2018 Themes: Business | Employment
Programs: Protocol @ work

Mauritius: Ms Bhurdool

The best experience that Ms Bhurdool has had with Gender Links (GL) has been the enriching and powerful lessons received from the village workshops she has attended. Bhurdool has been attending the workshops of GL since long and believes that these have helped her a great deal in becoming what she is today as she […]

September 19, 2018 Themes: Entrepreneurship | Feminism | Human Rights
Programs: Protocol @ work

Mamakhefu Ramaema-Sephokong Council COE

Cllr Mamakhefu Ramaema is a testimony that women can be empowered to lead through training. She also demonstrates the notion that if you empower a woman you have empowered the whole community. The Centres of Excellence for Gender in Local Government brings together all GL’s core programmes focusing these in local municipalities in each of […]

September 19, 2018 Themes: Drivers of Change | Education
Programs: Protocol @ work