Summit 2016 – Gutu Rural District Council COE

Date: July 4, 2018
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The Gutu RDC is situated in the Masvingo province of Zimbabwe.

The council has 41 councillors and 4 are women. There is also a Gutu RDC junior council which has more young women than young men. Approximately 51 – 75 percent of women are involved in public consultation meetings which include ward development meetings and budget consultation.

The council has a workforce of 45 people, with 10 youth being employed. The council also sees 3 women being in managerial positions these include a finance manager and human resource manager.

The council has provision for three months paid maternity and flexi-time for breast feeding mothers. There is no sexual harassment policy in place.

The Gutu RDC local economic development plan targets women, the youth and people with disability. 50 percent of markets are used by women, 30 percent men, 20 percent shared youth and disabled people.

The council’s budget for gender-related projects is reflected below:

Category Budget 2015 Budget 2016
Resources allocated to promoting gender equality in decision-making and public participation No budget allocated $37 096
Resources allocated to promoting gender equality/family friendly/ youth and disability friendly policies and practices No budget allocated $37 096
Resources allocated to gender-responsive local economic development No budget allocated No budget allocated
Resources allocated to promoting gender/youth/PWD responsive projects on climate change No budget allocated $10 000

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