Zimbabwe

  Priscilla Maposa 


Country summary:

Board Member(s) Patricia Made
Staff Members

Priscilla Maposa – Country Manager

Juliet Rusawu – Finance Officer

Tapiwa Zvaraya – Monitoring and Evaluation Officer

When registered 2012
Alliance Focal Network Women’s Coalition of Zimbabwe
Government COEs 79
View the Centres of Excellence
Media COEs 2
Key partners Ministry of Local Government, Public Works and National Housing; Ministry of Women and Youth Affairs; The Embassy of Sweden; UNWOMEN; Zimbabwe Local Government Association – Association of Rural District Councils of Zimbabwe (ARDCZ) and Urban Councils Association of Zimbabwe (UCAZ); International Centre for Local Democracy (ICLD).

Read more in the Zimbabwe  country report. View the Zimbabwe Facebook page. Gender Links Zimbabwe has developed a 50/50 policy brief  to champion advocacy and campaigns around this area. Read the 50/50 policy brief here. You can learn more on the Zimbabwe programmatic area on this page. In 2018 the office managed to hold the following events

  1. Entrepreneurship Training of Trainers.
  2. 50-50 Elections workshop.
  3.  Centres of Excellence buy-in workshop.
  4. Gender Action Planning workshop.

Zimbabwe Strategy 2016 – 2020
Zimbabwe Country Report


Gender in the 2018 Zimbabwe LG elections

Gender in the 2018 Zimbabwe LG elections

This gender analysis of the 2018 local government elections that witnessed a decline in women’s representation from 16% to 14% reflects the deeply ingrained patriarchal nature of politics in Zimbabwe. It highlights the need to extend the constitutional quota for women in parliament due in expire in 2023, and to strengthen the campaign led by […]

December 11, 2018 Themes: Elections | Governance Programs: Advocacy - 50/50 Campaign | Gender & Governance

Zim: Teenage pregnancies threaten girls’ future

Zim: Teenage pregnancies threaten girls’ future

By Edward Kuyipa Harare, 8 December: Chipo, a sixteen year old housemaid recently fell pregnant.  She was quickly whisked to the home of her boyfriend John, a 24-year-old self-styled prophet. When she got there she found Sandra, another pregnant teenager already cohabiting with John. The three now lodge a single room, in Old Highfield, one […]

December 5, 2018 Themes: Reproductive health | Young Women Programs: GL Commentary Service

Zimbabwe: Child marriages, a cause for concern

Zimbabwe: Child marriages, a cause for concern

By Moses Mugugunyeki Harare, 4 December: At 21, Tendai Matekenya is already a divorced mother of two having endured a seven-year abusive marriage. Tendai, from Pfinyanguwo village in Rushinga is now employed as a housemaid at a suburb in Harare in order to take care of her two children following the death of her husband. […]

November 27, 2018 Themes: Human Rights Programs: GL Commentary Service

Zimbabwe: The cost of Poor SRH services for women

Zimbabwe: The cost of Poor SRH services for women

By Vimbai Chinembiri Harare, 3 December: The alleged suicide of a Zimbabwean female university student a few weeks ago over an unplanned pregnancy is a stark reminder of how we still have major gaps in the provision of reproductive health services. The National University of Science and Technology (NUST) learner chose a painful way to […]

November 27, 2018 Themes: Reproductive health Programs: GL Commentary Service

Zimbabwe: The ‘urine curse’ that haunts its victims

Zimbabwe: The ‘urine curse’ that haunts its victims

By Progress Mwareya Harare, 28 November – When she was just 14 years old Gladys Danha* was coerced to marry a 35 year old man. A year later she was pregnant but suffered a dreadful experience. Her baby was a still born and she suffered Obstetric Fistula; a debilitating vaginal condition brought by a brutal […]

November 27, 2018 Themes: Reproductive health Programs: GL Commentary Service

Zim: Tackling the period poverty in Zimbabwe

Zim: Tackling the period poverty in Zimbabwe

By Elia Ntali Harare, 27 November: With the socio-economic situation taking a toll on Zimbabweans, for 16 year old Catherine Muranda the situation is dire as she cannot afford to buy sanitary pads during her monthly period. Catherine relies on unhygienic material to try to stem the bleeding. This forces her to skip school lessons […]

November 27, 2018 Themes: Business Unusual | Reproductive health | Young Women Programs: GL Commentary Service

Zim: Abortion, a public health & human rights issue

Zim: Abortion, a public health & human rights issue

By Anna Miti Harare, 27 November: In Zimbabwe induced abortion is illegal as outlined by the Termination of Pregnancy Act (1977).  This law permits abortion only where the life of the mother is at risk, where rape has occurred or in cases of incest or sex with a mentally ill woman. In spite of this […]

November 26, 2018 Themes: Reproductive health Programs: GL Commentary Service

Zim: Tax scrapped off sanitary pads

Zim: Tax scrapped off sanitary pads

By Busi Bhebhe Bulawayo, 9 November: Zimbabwean Sexual Reproductive Health Rights activists are celebrating a recent guarantee made by the country’s Minister of Finance Dr Mthuli Ncube to remove duty on sanitary wear. Ncube who is expected to deliver his 2019 annual budget statement to the nation on November 22, last week pledged to ensure […]

November 11, 2018 Themes: Reproductive health Programs: GL Commentary Service

Zimbabwe: Christina Mabika

“Winning the COE for the best council was a proud moment.” Mabika met Gender Links (GL) in 2014 and she vividly recall that day because it left indelible marks that will never be wiped from her mind. Fortunately, these marks where the genesis of the transformation that took place in her life. “When I first […]

October 9, 2018 Themes: Drivers of Change Programs: Gender & Governance | Protocol @ work

Mudzi RDC Report Card

COE Report card Stage Description Date Outputs I Meetings and adoption of COE concept 27 March 2018 Buy-In Report Scorecard II Situation analysis 24 May 2018 Situational Analysis III SADC Protocol on gender and development Village Workshop IV Inception workshop   11-13 July 2018 Inception Workshop V Action planning workshop Action Plan VI Adoption of […]

October 9, 2018 Themes: Local Government Programs: Gender & Governance
Zimbabwe

Office

Country ManagerPriscilla Maposa
Phone+263 242 798 600
Emailzimmanager@genderlinks.org.za
AddressNicoz Diamond Building, 30 Samora Machel Avenue, 6th Floor, Harare, Zimbabwe