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.

New land act protects widows in Lesotho

Nthabiseng (not her real name) aged 30 years old lives at Ha Masitise in the Quthing district semi-urban. She is married under Sesotho Customary law and has two children, a boy aged and a girl of 13 years. Her husband passed away in 2008. He left her a house and some household property; which they had both been staying at with their two children.

September 27, 2011 Themes: Justice system | Land | Protocol
Programs: Protocol @ work | SADC Gender Protocol & Alliance

Women can now get passports for their children

In Zimbabwe where a woman is married she is not the legal guardian of her child. A test case taken up by the Zimbabwe Women Lawyers Association (ZWALA) established that both parents of a minor child can assist a child to obtain a passport. This is a victory for all women married both under customary and general law who wish to get a passport for their minor child.

September 27, 2011 Themes: Justice system | Protocol
Programs: Protocol @ work | SADC Gender Protocol & Alliance

Women’s movement reject draft Constitution

Women’s movement reject draft Constitution

The Zambia Constitutional review process has been stalled following a rejection of the draft by Parliament in early 2011. The women’s movement of Zambia in March joined the protest when it rejected the country’s draft Constitution noting that it lacked provisions for women’s rights as enshrined in CEDAW, the SADC Protocol on Gender and Development and the African Union (AU) Protocol on Women’s Rights in Africa.

September 27, 2011 Themes: Politics | Protocol
Programs: Protocol @ work | SADC Gender Protocol & Alliance

Climate Change

Climate Change

Conference in Durban, South Africa

Environment

Environment

Lesotho, August 2007