Zambia: Shibuyunji Town Council

Date: August 24, 2018
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Shibuyunji Town Council is a district in Lusaka, in Zambia.

The Gender Policy is not yet in place in this council. However, the Council Action Plan has been drafted. For the Action Plan, it is known since compilation was done in collaboration with other government and non-government Institutions. The council has 12 councillors and all of them are male. There is no female representative in the council.

There are three committees in the council. None of those are chaired by women. Only men are in the high positions within this council.

Women, PWD, and youth are equally involved in projects that prevent climate change such as waste management, sustainable energy and recycling and benefit from economic opportunities arising from this. Between 51 and 75% women partake in public consultations. They take part in ward development committee and Water, Sanitation and Health Education meetings.

There are provisions for maternity and paternity leave. The council has a policy against sexual harassment. The council deals with this according to the provisions of the general conditions of employment.

Shibuyinji Town Council has allocated budget for promoting gender related projects in 2016.

Category Budget 2016
Resources allocated to promoting gender equality in decision-making and public participation $760 000
Resources allocated to promoting gender equality/family friendly/ youth and disability friendly policies and practices $500 000
Resources allocated to gender-responsive local economic development $1 168 815

The council, being relatively new, has no facilities for economic development. However, plans are underway to construct modern markets in the district. Such markets will be distributed to women, youth, men and PWD.

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