SADC Protocol on Gender and Development

Chibok girls: What fate awaits the ones set free?

There was huge relief when 82 of the girls kidnapped by Islamist militants Boko Haram in Chibok, north-east Nigeria, in 2014 were freed on Saturday. But, as the BBC’s Alastair Leithead has been finding out, they may still not be able to go back home. The ordeal of being kidnapped by Boko Haram does not […]

Botswana signs gender Protocol, Mauritius only one out

The Southern African Gender Protocol Alliance (Alliance) welcomes the signing of the SADC Protocol on Gender and Development by Botswana this week after nine of stalling and calls on Mauritius to follow suit. In a statement, Chair of the Alliance Emma Kaliya said: “this is a great moment for the region. Botswana hosts the secretariat […]

Botswana signs gender Protocol, Mauritius remains

Botswana signs gender Protocol, Mauritius remains

Johannesburg, 2 May: The Southern African Gender Protocol Alliance (Alliance) welcomes the signing of the SADC Protocol on Gender and Development by Botswana on 27 April after nine years of stalling and calls on Mauritius to follow suit. In a statement, Chair of the Alliance Emma Kaliya said: “this is a great moment for the […]

EAC hails Alliance for leading the way on Gender Equality

EAC hails Alliance for leading the way on Gender Equality

Johannesburg, 09 May: Government and Civil society representatives from the East Africa Community (EAC) who converged in Kampala last week for the launch of their Pilot Gender Barometer have hailed the Southern Africa Development Community (SADC) Gender Protocol Alliance for taking a lead in advancing gender equality in Africa. Speaking at the launch the EAC […]

Malawi government champions the SADC Gender Protocol at CSW61

The Malawi government presented at the Commission of the Status of Women (CSW 61) how having a regional gender instrument like the SADC Gender Protocol (Protocol) has helped to advance the economic empowerment of women. Addressing participants at their side event entitled, ‘Opportunities for women to move up value chains in Malawi through economic empowerment […]

Alliance Chair appointed global gender pay champion

The Alliance Chair, Emma Kaliya was on March 13 appointed as a champion for equal pay alongside high profile government officials, celebrities and gender equality activists. The official announcement was made at a colourful event held at the General Assembly at the United Nations (UN) to coincide with the first day of the 61st edition […]

SADC: Cross border summit for gender justice

SADC: Cross border summit for gender justice

Polokwane, 17 March: The first ever joint SADC Protocol@Work Summit between two countries ended on a high note last night with awards celebrating local efforts to promote gender equality in South Africa and Swaziland. Over 150 participants from Capricorn District Municipality (CDM), Gender Links (GL) Swaziland Centres of Excellence for Gender in Local Government, entrepreneurs […]

Botswana: Closing curtains of the 2016 Summit

Gaborone 23 November 2016: The Botswana SADC Protocol @ Work Summit under the theme 50/50 by 2030! Empower Women, End Violence ended on a high note with an award ceremony to recognise excellence in advancing gender equality, women’s empowerment and actions to end violence at individual and community levels as presented in shared best practices. Nine […]

Zimbabwe: Summit ends on a high note

Harare 17 November 2016 June: The Zimbabwe SADC Protocol @ Work Summit running under the theme 50/50 by 2030! Empower women, End Violence ended on a high note today with a dazzling award ceremony for the best of the good practices. Fourteen winners and eleven runner ups walked away with awards from the over 161 […]

SADC Gender Protocol Barometer 2016

SADC Gender Protocol Barometer 2016

SADC Gender Protocol Barometer 2016

Southern Africa, August 2016