Gender & Governance

The gender and governance programme has grown out of various research and advocacy projects which aim to promote equal representation and effective participation of women in decision-making. The programme has now grown into a regionally recognised programme, and in 2010 it won the Mail and Guardian “Investing in the Future” award in the non-profit category for recognising the importance of working with local government to bring about social change in Southern Africa. Click here to view programme progress from the latest annual report.

The Centres of Excellence for Gender Mainstreaming in Local Government brings together all GL’s core programmes focusing these in ten localities in each of ten countries that GL works every year. Research provides the evidence for the work; this informs policies and action plans which are advocated in various ways. The COE’s represent a unique, on–the-job approach to training. Evidence shows that this approach is changing lives.

Over the years, Gender Links has assisted local authorities in developing flagship projects for ending gender based violence, and empowering survivors of violence through entrepreneurship training. This initiative was brought alive to give effect to the SADC Protocol on Gender and Development. Watch the video which showcases the innovative work being done by Gender Links in 431 local authorities across Southern Africa.

Blouberg Report Card

COE Report card Stage Description Date Outputs I Meetings and adoption of COE concept 30 July 2013 Buy-In Report Scorecard II Situation analysis 30 July 2013 Situational Analysis III SADC Protocol on gender and development 20 August 2013 Village Workshop IV Inception workshop 18-20 August 2013   Inception Workshop V Action planning workshop Action Plan […]

August 21, 2017 Themes: Local Government Programs: Gender & Governance

Bitou Report Card

COE Report card Stage Description Date Outputs I Meetings and adoption of COE concept 11 July 2012 Buy-In Report Scorecard II Situation analysis 11 July 2012 Situational Analysis III SADC Protocol on gender and development Village Workshop IV Inception workshop 20-24 August 2012 Inception Workshop V Action planning workshop Action Plan VI Adoption of action […]

August 21, 2017 Themes: Governance Programs: Gender & Governance

Luis Munguambe

Luis Munguambe

Empoderamento das mulheres​ As mulheres são peças fundamentais no processo de sensibilização sobre o abandono da prática da esmola e no melhoramento dos hábitos interpessoais. As mesmas exercem estas actividades sem a presença de um técnico/responsável pela actividade.​ ​ Homens pela Mudança ​ Muitos homens quando entraram neste projecto eram dependente, e ou passavam maior parte do […]

Vacoas Phoenix COE Report Card

COE Report card Stage Description Date Outputs I Meetings and adoption of COE concept 25 June 2010 Feb 2013 Vacoas Score Card Progress Score Card II Situation analysis June 2010 Institutional Case Study III SADC Protocol on gender and development 23 June 2011 IV Inception workshop October 2012 V Action planning workshop 19  September 2012 […]

August 14, 2017 Themes: Local Government Programs: Gender & Governance

Riviere du Rempart COE Report Card

COE Report card Stage Description Date Outputs I Meetings and adoption of COE concept February 2013 Riviere du Rempart Case Study II Situation analysis Institutional Profile III SADC Protocol on gender and development IV Inception workshop 17-19 September 2014 Inception and Planning V Action planning workshop  Village workshop_Amaury Village workshop_Cottage Village workshop_Goodlands Village workshop_Mapou Village […]

August 14, 2017 Themes: Local Government Programs: Gender & Governance

Luis Munguambe

Luis Munguambe

  “O nosso objectivo é que as pessoas que estão a viver na Manhiça possam se sentir bem e possam também sentir que estão a desenvolver e evoluir.” Afirmou o edil. Ademais, disse que o sucesso da sua governação é fruto das bases criadas pelos seus antecessores.

August 10, 2017 Themes: Local Government Programs: Gender & Governance

Tough times for SA women in politics

Tough times for SA women in politics

By Tshwaresa Malatji Johannesburg, 24 July 2017: Politics continues to be male dominated territory with many women facing backlash, harassment and lack of support in the sector. Women face several obstacles to participate in political life including sexism, misogyny, harassment violence and many others. Structural barriers through discriminatory laws and institutions still limit women’s options […]

August 8, 2017 Themes: Politics Programs: Gender & Governance

#Women’sDay: Moment of truth for South Africa

#Women’sDay: Moment of truth for South Africa

Johannesburg, 8 August: Women’s day in South Africa is celebrated amid a victory for democracy, with the decision to undertake a secret vote of no confidence in President Jacob Zuma, but a disappointing outcome as Zuma survived an eighth such vote in as many years. Women’s Day is also being celebrated under the dark shadow […]

August 8, 2017 Themes: Constitutional and legal rights Programs: Gender & Governance

Selibe Phikwe Report Card

COE Report card Stage Description Date Outputs I Meetings and adoption of COE concept 08 Nov 2010 Buy-In Report Scorecard II Situation analysis 08 Nov 2010 Situational Analysis III SADC Protocol on gender and development Village Workshop IV Inception workshop 09 Nov 2010 January 2017 Inception Workshop V Action planning workshop Action Plan VI Adoption […]

August 8, 2017 Themes: Governance Programs: Gender & Governance

David Simango

David Simango

Aliando a estas vantagens, Maputo possui hoje uma visão estratégica de desenvolvimento sustentável para os próximos anos, o que permite assegurar a realização de intervenções previsíveis e a mobilização de financiamento para expandir a prestação de serviços aos Munícipes materializando-se assim o seu sonho que é.“ Maputo-cidade próspera, bela, limpa segura e solidária”. O Importante Aceitação pela […]

August 8, 2017 Themes: Local Government Programs: Gender & Governance