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Zimbabwe: Hurungwe Rural District Council

The Hurungwe Rural District Council (RDC) is in the Mashonaland West Province of Zimbabwe. The council has crafted a number of gender-related policies to guide its work. Currently, there are 23 male councillors and 3 female councillors. The council is working to increase the proportion of female councillors from 12%. The Deputy Mayor of the […]

Botswana: North East District Council

The gender champion for North East District Council is Hon Mpetsane, who is also the chairperson of the council and the gender focal person is Rosinah Maoba. Women make 60% of the overall staff of the council and 52 % of the management staff. Gender Policy North East District Council has a gender action plan that […]

May 31, 2018 Themes: Governance Programs: Gender & Governance

Role & Sustainability of African Regional NGOs

Role & Sustainability of African Regional NGOs

Communique: Role and Sustainability of African Regional NGOs, 28-29 May African Regional NGOs (RNGOs) ended a two day round table in Johannesburg with a call to their governments, regional economic commissions, and international co-operating partners to join hands with them in strengthening regional civil society organisations. The self-funded dialogue began as a Southern African initiative […]

Finance women’s rights orgs commit to equality

Finance women’s rights orgs commit to equality

Nairobi, 25th May 2018: The global donor community and international development partners must re-affirm their commitment to gender equality and achievement of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development (SDGs) by dedicating sufficient funding streams towards this focus. Unless this deliberate and purposeful financing for gender equality and women’s empowerment is realised, all efforts for transformational […]

Zimbabwe continues to push for equality

Zimbabwe continues to push for equality

Harare, 23 May 2018: The 2018 Zimbabwe SADC Protocol @ Work Summit running under the theme “Local Action for a strong 2030 A-gender in Southern Africa!” ended today with the best practices showcased by participants being awarded. Fourteen winners and eleven runner-up’s in 11 categories were awarded for showcasing unique projects being undertaken in gender […]

Africa: Not yet Uhuru!

Africa: Not yet Uhuru!

By Lucia Makamure Johannesburg, 25 May: On this day in 1963, the Organisation of African Unity (OUA) now known as the Africa Union (AU) was founded in Addis Ababa with a commitment to free the continent from colonial rule and to improve the living standards across member states. Fifty-five years later, so much has changed […]

Botswana: Women in sport in the limelight

Botswana: Women in sport in the limelight

By Gomolemo Rasesigo Gaborone, 21 May: The International Working Group (IWG) on women in sports convened a four day conference in Gaborone from 17- 20 May 2018, under the theme, ‘Determine the future, be the change’. The conference attracted over 1400 participants including athletes, researchers, academics, sports administrators, international development organisations, sports organisations, associations and […]

Zim hosts 2018 SADC Protocol@Work Summit

Zim hosts 2018 SADC Protocol@Work Summit

For immediate release: Zim hosts 2018 SADC Protocol @ Work Summit and Awards Harare, 18 May 2018: The Zimbabwe 2018 SADC Protocol @ Work Summit and Awards will take place at Cresta Lodge in Harare from the 22–23 May 2018. The two day summit running under the theme “Local Action for a strong 2030 A-gender […]

Gender Links Family Day RSVP

May 16, 2018 Themes: Gender equality Programs: Partners

Lesotho: Domestic Violence Bill, hope to ending GBV

Lesotho: Domestic Violence Bill, hope to ending GBV

Maseru, 14 May: Lesotho is developing a Domestic Violence Bill 2018 in an endeavour to counter the rampant acts of Gender Based Violence (GBV) that have rocked the country. This comes after the previous bill was not enacted into law for many years. This bill has been discussed with relevant stakeholders including the Ministry of […]