Zimbabwe

  Priscilla Maposa 
Country summary:

Board Member(s) Patricia Made
Staff Members

Priscilla Maposa – Country Manager

Juliet Rusawu – Finance Officer

Tapiwa Zvaraya – Monitoring and Evaluation Officer

When registered 2012
Alliance Focal Network Women’s Coalition of Zimbabwe
Government COEs 83 View the Centres of Excellence
Media COEs 2
Key partners Ministry of Local Government, Public Works and National Housing; Ministry of Women and Youth Affairs; The Embassy of Sweden; UNWOMEN; Zimbabwe Local Government Association – Association of Rural District Councils of Zimbabwe (ARDCZ) and Urban Councils Association of Zimbabwe (UCAZ); International Centre for Local Democracy (ICLD).

Read more in the Zimbabwe  country report. View the Zimbabwe Facebook page. Gender Links Zimbabwe has developed a 50/50 policy brief  to champion advocacy and campaigns around this area. Read the 50/50 policy brief here. You can learn more on the Zimbabwe programmatic area on this page. In 2018 the office managed to hold the following events

  1. Entrepreneurship Training of Trainers.
  2. 50-50 Elections workshop.
  3.  Centres of Excellence buy-in workshop.
  4. Gender Action Planning workshop.

Zimbabwe Strategy 2016 – 2020
Zimbabwe Country Report


Zimbabwe: Stepping up campaign for access to safe abortion services

Zimbabwe: Stepping up campaign for access to safe abortion services

Organisation: Women’s Action Group Abortion in Zimbabwe has been taboo due to social stigma and the restrictive law governing provision of safe abortion services. Research done in 2016 revealed that 66,800 abortions took place in Zimbabwe. Women’s Action Group implemented a project aimed at starting conversations on safe abortion from 2017 in Masvingo, Bulawayo and […]

Learning comes through reflection

Learning comes through reflection

“Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The most certain way to succeed is always to try just one more time”– Thomas A. Edison Life as we all know is a journey. A journey filled with challenges and how you overcome them, victories (no matter how big or small it’s still a Win) and well […]

April 14, 2019 Themes: Elections Programs: Gender & Governance

Zim: Abortion, a human rights issue

Zim: Abortion, a human rights issue

By Anna Miti Harare, 27 November: In Zimbabwe induced abortion is illegal as outlined by the Termination of Pregnancy Act (1977).  This law permits abortion only where the life of the mother is at risk, where rape has occurred or in cases of incest or sex with a mentally ill woman. In spite of this […]

March 1, 2019 Themes: Reproductive health Programs: GL Commentary Service

Zimbabwe: Junior Councils – “Anything for us without us is against us!”

In November 2018, Gender Links Zimbabwe brought together eleven local authorities, junior councillors, and representatives of the national junior councils’ association to discuss SRHR issues and how to integrate the needs of the young people into local government planning. This ensured that young people, through junior councillors. participate in local government policy formulation and monitoring […]

February 26, 2019 Themes: Reproductive health Programs: SADC Gender Protocol & Alliance

Election Voices Silenced

Media coverage of Zimbabwe’s 2005 Parliamentary elections This includes the SADC Guidelines as well as the campagn, the vote and the results

January 11, 2019 Themes: Elections | Media Programs: Gender and Media Diversity Centre (GMDC)

Zimbabwe: A plea for justice

Zimbabwe: A plea for justice

By Elizabeth Chikeyi Gweru, 19 December: No one deserves to die the way you died. No one has a right to take another person’s life. Everyone has a right to live. A right to options, a right to be safe, a right to be loved and love back. A right to an education, a right […]

December 19, 2018 Themes: GBV | Intimate partner violence Programs: GL Commentary Service

Zim: Ignorance stalling SRHR progress

Zim: Ignorance stalling SRHR progress

By Thabani Dube Harare, 15 December:  It is said, a problem told is a problem half solved. Unfortunately, many young people in Zimbabwe facing a myriad of problems choose to suffer in silence and therefore make it difficult to achieve universal Sexual Reproductive Health Rights (SRHR). Moses Chamunorwa aged 24 is a father to a […]

December 15, 2018 Themes: Reproductive health | Youth Programs: GL Commentary Service

Zim: Newsrooms, a safe haven for the LGBTI

Zim: Newsrooms, a safe haven for the LGBTI

By Shamiso Chigonde Harare, 14 December: In 1998, former President of Zimbabwe Canaan Banana was sentenced to 10 years in prison facing charges of sodomy, attempted sodomy and indecent assult charges. Twenty years down the line Lesbians, Gays, Bisexuals, Transgender and the Intersex (LGBTI) in Zimbabwe still face the same rejection, criticism and marginalization. “Those who […]

December 14, 2018 Themes: LGBTI Programs: GL Commentary Service

Gender in the 2018 Zimbabwe LG elections

Gender in the 2018 Zimbabwe LG elections

This gender analysis of the 2018 local government elections that witnessed a decline in women’s representation from 16% to 14% reflects the deeply ingrained patriarchal nature of politics in Zimbabwe. It highlights the need to extend the constitutional quota for women in parliament due in expire in 2023, and to strengthen the campaign led by […]

December 11, 2018 Themes: Elections | Governance Programs: Advocacy - 50/50 Campaign | Gender & Governance

Zim: Teenage pregnancies threaten girls’ future

Zim: Teenage pregnancies threaten girls’ future

By Edward Kuyipa Harare, 8 December: Chipo, a sixteen year old housemaid recently fell pregnant.  She was quickly whisked to the home of her boyfriend John, a 24-year-old self-styled prophet. When she got there she found Sandra, another pregnant teenager already cohabiting with John. The three now lodge a single room, in Old Highfield, one […]

December 5, 2018 Themes: Reproductive health | Young Women Programs: GL Commentary Service
Zimbabwe

Office

Country ManagerPriscilla Maposa
Phone+263 242 798 600
Emailzimmanager@genderlinks.org.za
AddressNicoz Diamond Building, 30 Samora Machel Avenue, 6th Floor, Harare, Zimbabwe