SADC Protocol on Gender and Development

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: 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 […]

The multiple faces of the fight against early child marriages

By Graça Maria; Maputo, 04 July 2018: William Mujovo – Representative of Diakonia Diakonia has provided training and support to national partners engaged in activities aimed at eradicating gender-based violence and premature marriages at local and district level, because the problem of early marriage occurs mainly in these places, so we work with women’s associations […]

National Summit of Good Practices of the SADC Protocol on Gender and Development post 2015

By Graça Maria, Maputo, 04 July 2018: Under the motto “50/50 until 2030! Empowering women, ending gender-based violence and premarital marriages, “held the V National Summit on Good Practices on the Implementation of the SADC Protocol on Gender and Development Post-2015 on June 27 and 28, which took place at the Joaquim Chissano International Conference […]

Zimbabwe: Mazowe Rural District Council

The Mazowe Rural District is in the Mashonaland West Province of Zimbabwe. The council has crafted a number of gender-related policies to guide its work through implementing a gender policy and an action plan. There are 34 male councillors and 8 female councillors. The council is working to increase the proportion of female councillors from […]

Zimbabwe continues to push for equality

Zimbabwe continues to push for equality

Harare, 23 May 2018: The 2018 Zimbabwe SADC Protocol @ Work Summit running under the theme “Local Action for a strong 2030 A-gender in Southern Africa!” ended today with the best practices showcased by participants being awarded. Fourteen winners and eleven runner-up’s in 11 categories were awarded for showcasing unique projects being undertaken in gender […]

Zim hosts 2018 SADC Protocol@Work Summit

Zim hosts 2018 SADC Protocol@Work Summit

For immediate release: Zim hosts 2018 SADC Protocol @ Work Summit and Awards Harare, 18 May 2018: The Zimbabwe 2018 SADC Protocol @ Work Summit and Awards will take place at Cresta Lodge in Harare from the 22–23 May 2018. The two day summit running under the theme “Local Action for a strong 2030 A-gender […]

Swaziland/ Limpompo joint SADC Gender Protocol@Work Summit 2018

Swaziland/ Limpompo joint SADC Gender Protocol@Work Summit 2018

Representatives from Capricorn District Municipality are attending a joint South Africa and Swaziland Gender Justice Summit and Awards. The event is held on 09 and 10 May 2018 at Matsapha in Swaziland. The aim of the summit is to share best practices on issues pertaining to gender and gender based violence. The summit is attended […]

Gender Links to take part in CSW 62

Gender Links to take part in CSW 62

Gender Links is set to take part in the sixty-second session of the Commission on the Status of Women which takes place at the United Nations Headquarters in New York from 12 to 23 March 2018. Representatives of Member States, United Nations (UN) entities, non-governmental organizations (NGOs) from all regions of the world will attend […]