Women in Politics

Mozambique: Women in politics facing obstacles

Mozambique: Women in politics facing obstacles

By Graca Maria Maputo, 20 April: Maria Helena Langa is one of the five women who heads a municipality, out of the 53 existing ones in Mozambique. Langa began her career within the political arena, as a municipal councilor from 1993 to 2003 and in 2009 rose within the ranks and became president of the […]

South Africa: Dear Mambo, Mam’ Winnie is no more

South Africa: Dear Mambo, Mam’ Winnie is no more

Dear Mambo, This week has been a very sad week for me because as of Monday, Mam’ Winnie is no more… I want to write to you Mambo because you are too young now to understand, but when you are older, I hope you will, that I needed to write this- woman to woman. We […]

April 9, 2018 Themes: Gender equality Programs: Women in Politics

“Leave no woman behind in political decision making”

“Leave no woman behind in political decision making”

By Zethu Shongwe Thring Mbabane, 8 March”: ’’Any women who understands the problems of running a home will be nearer to understanding the problems of running a country.’’ Those were the words of Mr Clement Dlamini (UNISWA lecturer). The Swazi nation marked the International Women’s Day in Swaziland on the 8th of March 2018. This […]

Time for serious questions on ANC’s feminist agenda

Time for serious questions on ANC’s feminist agenda

Johannesburg 19 December: In a trailer for the African National Congress’ 54th conference, the eNCA news channel interviewed a broad spectrum of South Africans on what they know about Nkosozana Dlamini-Zuma (NDZ), who lost narrowly to Cyril Ramaphosa in the race for president of South Africa’s ruling party this week. Almost all of them referred […]

December 21, 2017 Themes: Gender equality | Protocol Programs: Gender & Governance | Women in Politics

Mainstreaming gender in the SADC region: The experience of UNIFEM Southern Africa Regional office

The programme is focused on the institutional development and capacity building through gender analysis training, seminars, internships project and policy reviews. The aim was to equip SADC sectors, national machineries and women’s non governmental organizations with critical tools and means of incorporating women in development and gender dimensions into sectoral programmes and projects.

September 1, 2016 Themes: Gender equality Programs: Gender & Governance | Gender Justice | Women in Politics

General election in Tanzania_ Radio Faraja FM Stereo 91.3MHZ_ August 2016

Name of the story: General election in Tanzania Name of the media house: Radio Faraja FM Stereo 91.3MHZ Country: Tanzania Synopsis Brief description of the item of work you submitted and motivation of why it is a good example of gender awareness and sensitivity in advancing gender equality Post-2015. TANZANIA HAD A GENERAL ELECTION IN […]

Maintirano COE

Fact file Pays Madagascar Commune Maintirano Score de Base  41 Dernier Score 49-BLUE Nombre population 23 700 Nombre de conseillères  3 Nombre de conseillers  6 Adoption du processus COE  2014 Mise en oeuvre du programme Entrepreneurship NO Sommet 2016 600 km miala ny renivohitra no misy ny kaominina Maintirano. Ahitana mponina miisa 23 700 , […]

January 15, 2016 Themes: Local Government Programs: Gender & Governance | Women in Politics

Femmes construire un soins de santé_ Magic Multi Media_ July 2015

Name of the story: Femmes construire un soins de santé Name of the media house: Magic Multi Media Country: Madagascar Synopsis Brief description of the item of work you submitted and motivation of why it is a good example of gender awareness and sensitivity in advancing gender equality Post-2015. Cette émission sur ” Les femmes […]

Mamorobane Ngakane – Lesotho

Mamorobane Ngakane – Lesotho

I am a local government councilor from Qacha’s Nek, in Lesotho. I have encountered Gender Links many times now; my first encounter was in 2011; they were training councillors about gender issues, and it was the first organization to give us training in detail about gender. At that time, people didn’t want to hear about gender; when it was introduced to us, people assumed it meant women were allowed to disrespect their husbands. But Gender Links, working with the Ministry of Gender, explained things very well, and many of us have now taken gender on board.

Inonge Wina – Zambia

Inonge Wina – Zambia

For Inonge Wina, MP for Nalolo, a rural village in remote western Zambia, the opportunity to join politics arose in 2001 when the women’s movement began aggressively looking for women to participate in decision- making.