Prior to 2013, GL held separate Gender Justice and Local Government  and Gender and Media Summits. Since 2013, GL and the Alliance have held annual SADC Gender Protocol@Work summits, bringing together work in all the ten theme areas of the Protocol. Gender Protocol Barometers have showcased practical examples of positive change from the ground. In 2016 GL carried out an analysis of SADC Protocol@Work summit entries on Sexual and Reproductive Health which can be viewed here. You can also download an analysis of case studies from 2017 and 2018 here.

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You can view a list of the case studies from the Protocol@Work summits below. You can also search the case studies by country, category, year and language. You can choose a particular country or a particular year, or you can choose of combination of any of the 4 options. Click on the down arrow next to the option and make your choice. Then click on the search button and the results will display below.

Mozambique – Gilda Matusse

“I started my breeding with 200 chickens and sold them all. So I bought another 200. With the profits from sales, I decided to increase my capoeira to be two” My name is Gilda Matusse, I live in Xai-Xai city, Gaza province. I am a chicken farmer, but I also explain to children from 2nd […]

October 9, 2018 Themes: Drivers of Change
Programs: Gender & Governance | Protocol @ work

Mozambique: Linah Sitoe

“In 2003 I discovered that my husband betrayed me, and there was a fight in which the two of them (he and the lover) almost beat me, but I managed to escape. We separated, but still, we continued to live together in the same house for 12 years. “ My name is Lina Sitoe, I […]

October 9, 2018 Themes: Drivers of Change
Programs: Gender & Governance | Protocol @ work

Mozambique: Maria Dalia Aurélia Thathuio

“My dream is to have a boutique to make the clothes and articles, and a hair salon where I go to work and also teach people how to do” My name is Maria Dalia Aurelia Thathuio, I am 52 years old and I am the mother of a 6 years old girl. Before meeting Gender […]

October 9, 2018 Themes: Drivers of Change
Programs: Gender and governance | Protocol @ work

Mozambique: Acina Alfredo Uachisso Taimo

“In 2014 I won the first place in the category of entrepreneurship in Maputo. In the following year I went to Botswana and was in 2nd place, and in 2016 I was 2nd in the National Summit of Good Practices on Gender and Development “ “My dream is to have a boutique to make the […]

October 5, 2018 Themes: Business | Drivers of Change
Programs: Protocol @ work

Mozambique: Rosa Pita Joaque

“I started with a small stool, where I sold candy, soft drinks, but no freezer, no glacier, but nowadays I have my establishment, two freezers, a glacier and four workers” My name is Rosa Pita, I’m 54 years old. I am a native of Chimoio, but now I live in Bilene district, Gaza province. I […]

October 5, 2018 Themes: Drivers of Change | Entrepreneurship
Programs: Protocol @ work

Zimbabwe: Constance Chinyemba

“The COE programme made me to be abreast with times. The ICT training empowered me and the networking skills I attained further widened my horizon and gave me enough space to showcase my capabilities.” Participated in all COE workshops and national summits. She participated in the 2012 regional summit and emerged as a winner under […]

October 5, 2018 Themes: Drivers of Change | ICT's
Programs: Protocol @ work

Zambia: Clara Muleya

ELCAP- New Start is an organisation that helps the community cope with the HIV/AIDS pandemic through various interventions. These may include prevention, response, cure and monitoring of patients. Their duty is convincing PLWHA to be on drugs in order for them to live longer and positive living. When a client change residence & go to […]

October 4, 2018 Themes: Health | HIV/AIDS
Programs: Protocol @ work

Namibia: Victoria Stefanus

“The saloon has changed my life. I am independent and in control of my destiny.” Victoria runs a hair saloon in Outapi Namibia. She was inspired to start this business by the fact that she was unemployed but had had the skills and talent to plait hair. Thus she opened a hair saloon to service […]

October 4, 2018 Themes: Business | Drivers of Change
Programs: Protocol @ work

Zimbabwe: Unity Jaji

I am the Acting Director for Housing and Community Services in Gweru; I joined the council in 1999 as a Senior Administration Officer, and moved up to Assistant Director of Housing and Community Services. My role involves housing management; mainly, I deal with selling and renting out stands, but it also includes dealing with sales […]

October 4, 2018 Themes: Drivers of Change | GBV | Gender based violence | Health | HIV/AIDS
Programs: Protocol @ work

Namibia: Sebatian Oaseb

Disability is not an inability. I am a wheel chair bound person of disability. I am proud about it. I do not shy away from duties that able-bodied persons do. I compete in all areas, from politics to sports and many other domains. To my surprise, when I arrived in Windhoek for the SADC Gender […]

October 4, 2018 Themes: Disability | GBV | Gender based violence | Gender equality
Programs: Protocol @ work

Namibia: Saima Shivolo

“The key to success is lost without knowledge.” Saima Shivolo, a resident of Oshikuku, originally from Umbalanhu village in the Omusati region, is a married woman for 3 years and a mother of 6 kids plus 4 other kids that are under her care. Although she is employed as a police officer, her monthly income […]

October 4, 2018 Themes: Business | Care work | Gender equality
Programs: Protocol @ work

Namibia: Martha Tiboth

“This business has changed my life and I am now economically empowered.” Tses Retail Dealer is the name of the business initiated by Mrs Martha Tiboth. The business is trading as a retail shop selling different types of braids such as Brazilian, Indian and human hair. The business also sells other products such as nail […]

October 4, 2018 Themes: Care work | Children | Gender equality
Programs: Protocol @ work