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.

Lesotho: Malimakatso Tjamela

I am a new person and I feel as though I can conquer the world! People used to see me as a victim of gender based violence (GBV), but after I attended Gender Links (GL) training and met people who have also experienced GBV and shared what I have gained through the training, it changed […]

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

Namibia: Magdalena Nambinga

“This idea has changed my life. I am independent and in control of my destiny.” Madgalena is a single mother of 2 who runs a mobile shop in Outapi Namibia. She was inspired to start this business by the fact that she was unemployed but had children to feed, school fees to pay and parents […]

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

Namibia: Kalista Tshivolo

Catering business called Wambingi, located in Okatana towards Oshakati 5km form Ongwendiva. She started by making traditional Marula juice to sell and get money. She realised that in her area there was need of food. She started by doing braai meat and potatoes and soup. She processed Kapana and also Russian sausages. At that time […]

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

Namibia: Isabella Kavendjii

“I have become the eye and voice of the socially marginalized in general and in particular women and children.” Isabella Kavendjii Country Namibia City/ Town/ Village Arandis GL Programme Governance GL staff member submitting Changing Lives Fanuel Organisation Arandis Town Council Designation Deputy Mayor Area of work Media X Local Government Sex Female               Age Group […]

October 4, 2018 Themes: Gender equality | Health | Young Women
Programs: Protocol @ work

Swaziland: Felicia Motinga

“I am an empowered woman and in control of my future. I do not need a man to depend on economically.” Felicia Motinga started a baking business called Brukaros Bakery in Berseba. The name of the bakery is derived from the prominent geological mountain feature and tourist attraction in the Karas region. It is situated […]

October 4, 2018 Themes: Business | Employment
Programs: Protocol @ work

Swaziland: Dumsile Mathabela

If at first you don’t succeed, dust yourself off and try again. You can dust yourself off and try again as often as you need to “In my first encounter with Gender Links (GL) I could not talk straight, all I did was cry. If Thandokuhle Dlamini, GL media officer can recall, my self-esteem was […]

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

Namibia: Anna Ndinalego

“Whatsoever a man can do, so can a woman.” Anna Ndinalego, 41 years of age, grew up in Okathitu village and went to school till grade 12, which was in 1995. After finishing school she went to Oshakati in 2002 to look for greener pastures. She got recruited as a security guard, earning only N$ […]

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

Madagascar: RANDRIANANTENAINA Narindrasoa

“Je suis devenue plus épanouie” Je m’appelle Narindra, j’ai 25 ans, je suis mariée et mère de deux enfants. Je suis une des bénéficiaires du projet femme et entreprenariat de Gender Links (GL) Madagascar. Après l’appui de GL, ma vie a complètement changé. Après mon mariage et la naissance de mon premier enfant, ma vie […]

September 25, 2018 Themes: Drivers of Change | Human Rights
Programs: Protocol @ work

Madagascar: RANAIVOSONINA Verosoa Patricia

“Après le projet de Gender Links, ma vie a beaucoup changé” Verosoa Patricia est une des bénéficiaires du projet “Entrepreneurship”. Mariée et mère de huit enfants, elle a été victime de violences depuis des années. Après le projet de Gender Links, sa vie a beaucoup changé. La violence est une chose familière pour Verosoa Patricia. […]

September 25, 2018 Themes: GBV | Gender based violence | Gender equality
Programs: Protocol @ work

Zimbabwe: Pamela Ngayo

Mercy is a married woman with five children. Today, she reflects on how she had survived when she relied on her husband to support her. “Life was unbearable and relying on someone for survival will make a person vulnerable,” she said. Mercy* operated a butcher shop in 2007 and closed it in 2008 after failing […]

September 25, 2018 Themes: Drivers of Change | Human Rights
Programs: Protocol @ work

Zimbabwe – Lynder Freeman Maphosa

“Destined to be exemplary in gender mainstreaming.” My name is Lynder Freeman Maphosa I am employed at Umguza Rural District Council as the Environment and Natural Resources Officer. I hold a Diploma in Forestry and a Bachelor of Science Honors Degree in Forest Resources and Wildlife Management which comes in handy for my job which […]

September 25, 2018 Themes: Drivers of Change
Programs: Protocol @ work

Zimbabwe: Mary Mukonyora

“Gender issues are now being discussed at all ward meetings.” I am the Head Human Resources for Chitungwiza Municipality. My experience in human resources management spans over 15 years. I am a holder of an MBA, B.Com in Human Resources, Diploma in Personnel Management and Post Grad Diploma in Labour Law majoring in Arbitration and […]

September 25, 2018 Themes: Drivers of Change
Programs: Protocol @ work