The Gender Links Mauritius office was established in September 2008 with a focus on three main areas: gender and governance; gender and the media and gender justice. In the past several years Gender Links (GL) has invested a great amount of effort, care, love and dedication to help women and their families come out of their infernal cycle of violence, poverty, lack of self-esteem, and depression. The results are positive and out of the 300 beneficiaries 80% are working (self-employed full time or part time) and have a sense of worth. There is more communication in the family unit and the children are the biggest winners as they are motivated, more engaged with the family.
Why we do what we do in Mauritius:
- Training - Support/Counselling
From 2013 to 2015, 10 councils anchored an innovative pilot programme to provide entrepreneurship training to some 300 survivors of gender violence, as part of GL’s Empower women, End Violence campaign. A survey showed that the income of the women increased by 66% and that 86% reported experiencing less or much less violence.In its first fifteen years, GL has collected over 2000 “I” Stories and a similar number of SADC Protocol@Work case studies, as well as 700 inspirational Drivers of Change stories, documented on in multi-media formats on the GL website. GL’s robust Results for Change framework covers monitoring, evaluation, knowledge, learning, innovation and value for money.
Gender Links (GL) is committed to an inclusive, equal and just society in the public and private space in accordance with the SADC Protocol on Gender and Development.
- I stories
- Action plans
- Score cards
- Personal Profile of all beneficiaries
- Action plans of all beneficiaries
- Personal development plan of all beneficiaries