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
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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


Gaps in the implementation of the Domestic Violence Act

This is a research document produced by Musasa, a non-governmental organisation established in 1988 in response to the increasing levels of domestic violence in Zimbabwe. The Domestic Violence Act came into force in 2007 to provide protection and widens the scope of relief available to victims of domestic violence. Since the implementation of this Act, numerous gaps and challengeshave been identified. This study was carried out to expand knowledge on and ascertain the limits of the Domestic Violence Act and obtain suggestions from those in the field. It focused on the experiences of survivors of violence and actors in GBV response.

Act against rape and sexual abuse

This documentary has the aim of restoring hope and dignity to women and girls in Zimbabwe. It is produced by Musasa, one of the oldest feminist and women’s organizations in Zimbabwe. In Zimbabawe one in three girls is raped before the age of 18, in Shona Musasa means the sheltering tree.

Building Capacity for Gender Mainstreaming in Africa: Lessons for ACBF Operations

Gender mainstreaming is a global strategy for promoting gender equality that is clearly articulated in the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action which was adopted at the United Nations’ Fourth World Conference on Women, held in Beijing, China in 1995. Given the key role that gender equality plays in the socio-economic development of any country, the Platform clearly highlights the necessity to ensure that gender equality be a primary goal in all areas of national development. In the first decade following the Beijing Conference, there was great momentum in many countries towards gender mainstreaming. Governments demonstrated commitment to obtaining gender equality on all levels of government and sectors and much effort was targeted towards building national structures and mechanisms to promote gender equality. In March 2010, the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) undertook a fifteen-year review of the implementation of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action. The review on Africa noted some capacity constraints while acknowledging that some progress had been made in gender equality. It was noted that many obstacles still remain in realizing genuine gender equality and that gender mainstreaming as a strategy is plagued by several capacity issues. Using insights from nine countries in the Eastern and Southern African region, the presentation examines the capacity gaps that affect the mainstreaming of gender at national, institutional, and civil society levels and makes some recommendations on how capacity building institutions such as ACBF could engage more effectively in Africa, both at regional and national levels, to increase effectiveness and impact for gender mainstreaming and gender equality.

Female Zimbabwean school heads as curriculum leaders in disadvantaged school contexts

Despite women’s status improving remarkably in the 20th century universally, they continue experiencing barriers to accessing positions of power and leadership. However, there has been an increase in the number of women in public leadership positions. In spite of women’s increased entry in leadership positions, those who have managed to break the “glass ceilingÀ have met with a number of challenges that include negative attitudes and stereotyping. This study focuses on female Zimbabwean school heads leading schools in disadvantaged communities and investigates the challenges they encounter. It also investigates the strategies that these female heads employ for curriculum leadership in their schools. A qualitative research approach was adopted through the use of a multiple-case study method. A purposive sample of 12 female school leaders in their capacities as school heads, deputy school heads and teachers-in-charge was used. Individual in-depth interviews were used as the main instrument for data collection complemented by shadowing, observation and document analysis. This study has established that female school heads encountered challenges such as dealing with negative attitudes and stereotyping. Working in a disadvantaged community was itself a challenge, especially because resources were limited and the communities themselves were poorly educated. The school heads had to work assiduously to improve the academic performance and the schools’ infrastructure. They used collaborative approaches and spent most of their time supervising and directing school activities to ensure the achievement of school goals. The study also establishes that initially the female school heads were not psychologically ready to take up their roles as curriculum leaders. In line with this finding, a headship support model was devised for the Zimbabwean Ministry of Education, Sport, Arts and Culture to consider.

Mauritius, South Africa, Swaziland and Zimbabwe launch the 2014 SADC Gender Protocol Barometer

Mauritius, South Africa, Swaziland and Zimbabwe launch the 2014 SADC Gender Protocol Barometer

The Southern Africa Gender Protocol Alliance focal networks have launched the regional 2014 SADC Gender Protocol Barometer, to share its findings and to inspire commitment to gender equality and the Protocol before and beyond 2015. This year’s Barometer highlights the proposed targets and indicators for the post-2015 Protocol based on consultations held across the SADC region.

Southern Africa: Minister launches 2014 SADC Gender Protocol Barometer

Southern Africa: Minister launches 2014 SADC Gender Protocol Barometer

Harare, 28 July: Oppah Muchinguri, Zimbabwe Minister of Women Affairs, Gender and Community Development who was the guest speaker at the 10th Southern African

Southern Africa: Youth call for inclusion in sustainable development

Southern Africa: Youth call for inclusion in sustainable development

Harare 29 July: Youth leaders have cried foul for being excluded from developmental processes across the Southern African region

Southern Africa: SADC urged to use new media spearhead development

Southern Africa: SADC urged to use new media spearhead development

Harare, 30 July: The Media Institute of Southern Africa (MISA) has urged civil society organisations to utilise new media technologies to promote and advance development initiatives.

Southern Africa: The SADC We Want campaign demands commitment

Southern Africa: The SADC We Want campaign demands commitment

Harare, 29 July: The 10th SADC Civil Society Forum was officially opened yesterday morning with members and various participants agreeing that equality and sustainable development

Southern Africa: Delayed constitutional reviews delays gender equality

Southern Africa: Delayed constitutional reviews delays gender equality

Harare, 30 July: According to the 2014 SADC Gender Protocol Barometer, since 2009, eleven SADC countries have undertaken constitutional

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