At the Coalface

At the Coalface: Zimbabwe

At the Coalface: Zimbabwe

Gender@Work in Local Government
June 2017

Epworth Report Card

COE Report card Stage Description Date Outputs I Meetings and adoption of COE concept 12 Aug 2015 Buy-In Report Scorecard II Situation analysis 19 Aug 2015 Situational Analysis III SADC Protocol on gender and development 6 Oct 2015 Village Workshop IV Inception workshop 6-7 Oct 2015 Inception workshop V Action planning workshop 6-7 Oct 2015 […]

October 13, 2016 Themes: Governance | Local Government Programs: At the Coalface | Gender & Governance

At the Coalface: Gender and local government in Zimbabwe

At the Coalface: Gender and local government in Zimbabwe

This report is part of the third phase of the research project that led to the Gender Links (GL) publication: At the Coalface: Gender and Local Government in Southern Africa. This is a report on the research conducted in Zimbabwe between November 2009 and April 2010, in which 101 councillors in 19 localities participated in interviews and 315 women and men in focus group meetings. Their views and voices are the heart of this work.

May 29, 2012 Themes: Local Government Programs: At the Coalface | Gender & Governance | Research

At the Coalface: Gender and Governance in Southern Africa

At the Coalface: Gender and Governance in Southern Africa

This DVD draws on research conducted on women’s representation and participation in decision making at the local government level. It advocates for equal representation and participation of women in all areas of decision making in line with the provisions in the SADC Protocol on Gender and Development which was adopted in August 2008.

At the Coalface – Gender and Local Government in Southern Africa

At the Coalface – Gender and Local Government in Southern Africa

The first in-depth study on gender and local government in Southern Africa explores why some countries have succeeded in dramatically increasing women’s participation at the local level and the difference this makes where it matters most – on the ground.

At the Coalface – Gender and Local Government Zambia

At the Coalface – Gender and Local Government Zambia

An extension to the original study, “At the Coalface: Gender and Local GovernmentÀ that covered four SADC countries (South Africa, Namibia, Lesotho and Mauritius) this report demonstrates both the challenges and possibilities at the local level. The lesson from the first study is that no country in the region is likely to make the SADC targets without adopting special measures. The example of Lesotho, which has a FPTP system at the local level but adopted a system of reserved seats for women that are rotated with every new election is pertinent to Zambia which has a similar electoral system. With 58% women in local government, Lesotho is living proof that change is possible.

At the Coalface, Gender and Local Government in Swaziland

At the Coalface, Gender and Local Government in Swaziland

This report is part of the second phase of At the Coalface: Gender and Local Government in Southern Africa which aims to extend research on gender and local government carried out in Lesotho, Mauritius, Namibia and South Africa to all of the Southern African Development Community (SADC) countries.

At the Coalface – Gender and Local Government in Botswana

This report is part of the second phase of the research project that led to the Gender Links (GL) publication: At the Coalface: Gender and Local Government in Southern Africa. The aim of the second phase is to extend the research on gender and local government to all of the Southern African Development Community (SADC) countries. The first phase of the research was conducted in four countries: Lesotho, Mauritius, Namibia and South Africa.

February 29, 2012 Programs: At the Coalface | Gender & Governance | Research

At the coalface: gender and government in Mozambique

At the coalface: gender and government in Mozambique

This report is part of the third phase of the research project that led to the Gender Links (GL) publication: At the Coalface: Gender and Local Government in Southern Africa. The aim of this programme is to conduct research on gender and local government in all of the Southern African Development Community (SADC) countries. So far research has been completed in ten: Botswana, Lesotho, Madagascar, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, Swaziland, Zambia and Zimbabwe.

February 29, 2012 Themes: Local Government Programs: At the Coalface | Gender & Governance | Research

L’interview de SaÁ¯d Ameerbeg « La provocation pousse des personnes Á  basculer dans la violence »-5-Plus Dimanche

Quatre Crimes en quatre jours…Est-ce-que la violence gagne du terrain ? Comment faut-il interpréter ce qui se passe ? La parole a un sociologue.
Il y a eu plusieurs agressions mortelles depuis le début de 2012. Quelle est votre analyse sur ce qui se passe dans notre société ?
Notre société semble aller Á  la dérive en ce qui concerne la relation humaine. Pour atteindre leur but dans la vie, beaucoup tombent dans le piège de l’hypocrisie et font semblant d’entamer de bonnes relation humaines avec leur voisins. De nos jours, le matérialisme prime a tout prix. En, somme, notre société est malade, envahie par le ‘Moi’. Cette maladie affecte notre société et entraine des situations qui mènent vers des actes comme des agressions mortelles.
Depuis l’année dernière, les cas d’agressions impliquent souvent des couples. Comment expliquez-vous cette tendance ?
Les causes peuvent être multiples. Il y a, par exemple, l’usage de la drogue par un des conjoints ou lorsqu’il y a un des deux, disons le mari, qui dépense beaucoup d’argent ou encore lorsqu’il y a un manque de dialogue entre un mari et sa femme. L’être humain cherche toujours de la chaleur humaine. On vit pour être apprécié et aime. Parfois la femme, en manque d’affection de la part de son mari, va chercher ailleurs. Elle se trouve alors un amant. Cette situation aggrave les bonnes relations du couple. Il y a souvent des agressions verbales qui se terminent par une agression mortelle.