Drivers of Change

Botswana: Kesegofetse Keitumetse

EMPOWERING WOMEN, SPEAKING AGAINST GBV Ms Keitumetse works as a gender focal person in the Kasane Police Force.She is also a counselor, motivationalspeaker and mentor. Trained as a gender focal person and peer supporter, she addresses issues of gender in the work place and her community. She often teams up with the stakeholders to conduct […]

July 13, 2018 Themes: Drivers of Change | Education | GBV Programs: Protocol @ work

Zimbabwe: Rowayi Kasiyapasi

Rowayi Kasiyapasi “We strive for change in the leadership style of the Council.” I am a widow resident of Zvishavane Town Council whose husband was a former employee of council. Through my hard work and perseverance I managed to join council as a councillor. My leadership qualities in Gender Issues where recognised when Council choose […]

July 13, 2018 Themes: Drivers of Change Programs: Protocol @ work

Zimbabwe: Enock Muziringa

Enock Muziringa “The egocentric masculinist attitude where I would be a male-chauvinistic is gone and I now give women the same chance to excel and prove their capability in society, as I do with other men”. In 2013 I automatically qualified to be a member of the Gender Committee by virtue of being a councillor. […]

July 13, 2018 Themes: Drivers of Change Programs: Protocol @ work

Zimbabwe: Sithabisiwe Takawira

“A leader should have people at heart.” I am a gender champion at the same time a ward Councillor. I drive change in the community at large through developing projects for sustenance, representing the people in the community to council, sensitizing women to participate on key positions in politics, engage stake holders like Environmental Management […]

July 13, 2018 Themes: Drivers of Change Programs: Protocol @ work

Zimbabwe: Michael Gore

Michael Gore “Cllr Gore has shown us that working with all classes of people does not need education”. (ZebronMakoni Males Community Member) I, Michael Gore, am the Kadoma City Health committee chairperson, a member of Works committee and Gender committee. I started supporting gender activities in 2011. I got involved when I was doing gender […]

July 13, 2018 Themes: Drivers of Change Programs: Protocol @ work

Zimbabwe: Getrude Gumbo

Getrude Gumbo “I am an empowered gender champion, who now has the capacity to bring others on board in gender mainstreaming. I can strongly fight for support and strongly defend a principle. To me gender is now a “HEART” issue not a “HEAD” issue.” I have experienced discrimination in the form of gendered violence from […]

July 13, 2018 Themes: Drivers of Change Programs: Protocol @ work

Zimbabwe: Francis Kanda

Francis Kanda “Access to basic services like food, water and sanitation is a basic human right and should ensure that human dignity and health is upheld for all people regardless of their sex, age and disability status.” I hold a degree in Sociology and Gender studies at the Women’s University. I chose this degree as […]

Zimbabwe: Resta Dzvinyangoma

“Empower a woman and the whole nation is empowered.” I am a school dropout due to cultural beliefs that a woman should not proceed up to secondary school and educating a girl is a waste of money. I worked as shopkeeper at my fathers’ shop but there was not even a day he showed me […]

Zimbabwe: Sikhanyisiwe Mpofu

“Umama Mpofu li tower light le Umguza” I am the current Member of Parliament for Umguza RDC. I started off as a Councillor for Victoria fall town before she move to being a Councillor in Umguza and the Council Chairperson for Umguza RDC for the period that ended in 2013. I led council and during […]

Zimbabwe: Sikhanyisiwe Mpofu

“Umama Mpofu li tower light le Umguza” I am the current Member of Parliament for Umguza RDC. I started off as a Councillor for Victoria fall town before she move to being a Councillor in Umguza and the Council Chairperson for Umguza RDC for the period that ended in 2013. I led council and during […]