SADC Protocol on Gender and Development

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

Stuck in the gap: Women’s earnings undervalued

Stuck in the gap: Women’s earnings undervalued

By Shuvai Nyoni Sixteen years after the adoption and implementation of landmark policy on gender equality by the Southern African Development Community (SADC), the region’s women are stuck in the wage gap. Women all over the region are asking when the scales will be evenly balanced. When will they receive remuneration that corresponds to both […]

Editor’s note

Editor’s note

Welcome to the October edition of the Roadmap to Equality! Tracking progress towards the implementation and ratification of the SADC Protocol on Gender and Development. Ke Nako! The 2016 edition of the annual national SADC Gender Protocol@work summits have been announced. They will be held between the months of October and November under a running […]

Local action and results for gender equality post 2015!

Local action and results for gender equality post 2015!

The Post -2015 era is here! Just after the reviewed Southern Africa Development Community (SADC) Gender Protocol; and a year into the implementation of the Sustainable Development goals, new baselines have been set for the localisation and implementation of these instruments within the tier of government closest to the masses, local councils and their communities. […]

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