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


Zimbabwe: Good practice in gender mainstreaming acknowledged

Zimbabwe: Good practice in gender mainstreaming acknowledged

The third Zimbabwe SADC Protocol@Work Summit closed in Harare on 16 April with winning awards to 10 women and two men whose work on the ground won the highest accolades from judges and participants during presentations made earlier this week. Six women and three men received awards as runner ups. Gender Links-Zimbabwe hosted the colourful gala dinner at Pandhari Lodge in Harare.

Zimbabwe: Shout outs to phenomenal women

Zimbabwe: Shout outs to phenomenal women

Chinhoyi, 8 August: Every year South Africans set aside the month of August to celebrate Women’s Month and to commemorate Women’s Day, but Gender Links

Southern Africa: Gender Alliance calls on Zimbabwe to advance equality

Southern Africa: Gender Alliance calls on Zimbabwe to advance equality

Harare, 28 July: Oppah Muchinguri, Zimbabwe’s Minister of Women Affairs, Gender and Community Development spoke yesterday at the 10th SADC Civil Society Forum and the launch of the 2014 SADC Gender Protocol Barometer, which measures progress to achieving the SADC Gender Protocol.

Southern Africa:Zimbabwe Minister of Women pledges commitment to gender equality

Southern Africa:Zimbabwe Minister of Women pledges commitment to gender equality

Harare, 29 July: After Zimbabwe Minister of Women Affairs, Gender and Community Development, Oppah Muchinguri, launched the 2014 SADC Gender Protocol Barometer on the eve of the 10th Southern

Southern Africa: The 10th SADC Civil Society Forum comes to a close

Southern Africa: The 10th SADC Civil Society Forum comes to a close

Harare, 30 July: The 10th SADC Civil Society Forum came to an end today with NGOs and civil society groups tabling their different recommendations for the ‘SADC We Want.’

The experienced reality of married Shona women : the impact of their husband’s sexual practices on them and the relationship

Given the impact that culture has on individualsÀŸ behaviour and the relation that behaviour especially sexual behaviour has with the spread of HIV/AIDS, the research took a look at the Shona culture and the impact that the married Shona men and their sexual practices had on their wives and the overall relationship/marriage. Interviews were conducted with married Shona women with the aim of getting recent information on the Shona culture and the practices of married Shona men so as to establish the levels of risk and the uncover vulnerabilities that are current. Information obtained from these interviews showed that although the Shona culture promotes certain behaviours amongst married people, some of these practices are being done away with but unfortunately not at a fast enough pace and because of this there is still a lot of work that needs to be done to ensure that risk of infection amongst married Shona couples is reduced and levels of vulnerability are tackled as well.

Zimbabwe: Does economic independence reduce the levels of GBV?

Zimbabwe: Does economic independence reduce the levels of GBV?

Ever since I started making my own money, I have stopped begging my abusive and promiscuous husband to love and care for our children.À
These were Xolani Chikwekwete’s remarks, a beneficiary of the Gender Links Entrepreneurship Programme for Gender Based Violence (GBV) survivors aimed at testing whether the economic dependence of women increases their vulnerability to abuse.

Rights and responsibilities under the Domestic Violence Act

This pamphlet provides a brief and accessible introduction to the rights and responsibilities in the Domestic Violence Act in Zimbabwe. The purpose of the Domestic Violence Act is to protect victims and provide measures for prevention. It sets out the responsibilities of various actors towards the domestic violence survivors. These include the police and medical personnel and court officials as well as the Government of Zimbabwe.

Policy Brief: addressing the gap between the law and lived realities: The Domestic Violence Act

Zimbabwe’s Domestic Violence Act was passed in 2007. This policy brief has been developed in response to identified gaps in the implementation of the Domestic Violence Act which has caused turmoil for many survivors. Many survivors of domestic violence regard the Act as a white elephant as they are not able to use it. The objectives of this Policy Brief are to highlight the gaps that exist in implementation of the Act; these gaps include health service providers, law enforcement, the courts and the lack of shelters. The policy brief contains recommendations as to what policy makers can do to improve the implementation of the Act.

Women’s experiences with gender based violence

This is a DVD which contains images from a Musasa Project workshop on women’s experiences with gender based violence: Saying it as it is.

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