Gender & Governance

The gender and governance programme has grown out of various research and advocacy projects which aim to promote equal representation and effective participation of women in decision-making. The programme has now grown into a regionally recognised programme, and in 2010 it won the Mail and Guardian “Investing in the Future” award in the non-profit category for recognising the importance of working with local government to bring about social change in Southern Africa. Click here to view programme progress from the latest annual report.

The Centres of Excellence for Gender Mainstreaming in Local Government brings together all GL’s core programmes focusing these in ten localities in each of ten countries that GL works every year. Research provides the evidence for the work; this informs policies and action plans which are advocated in various ways. The COE’s represent a unique, on–the-job approach to training. Evidence shows that this approach is changing lives.

Over the years, Gender Links has assisted local authorities in developing flagship projects for ending gender based violence, and empowering survivors of violence through entrepreneurship training. This initiative was brought alive to give effect to the SADC Protocol on Gender and Development. Watch the video which showcases the innovative work being done by Gender Links in 431 local authorities across Southern Africa.

Mauritius: Safe Haven Halfway Home Newsletter August 2021

Mauritius: Safe Haven Halfway Home Newsletter   August 2021

Port Louis, 10 August: Gender Links Mauritius Safe Haven Halfway Home (SHHH) has been a place of refuge for 108 residents (including 48 children from 0 to 17 years old), most of whom needed immediate sheltering as they took control of their lives which have been marked by violence, poverty and discrimination. The SHHH is […]

August 10, 2021 Themes: Gender equality | Reproductive health Programs: Gender & Governance

More action & investment in menstrual health & hygiene

More action & investment in menstrual health & hygiene

28 May is Menstrual Hygiene Day . #MHDay A world without period poverty and stigma is possible.  Periods do not stop because of pandemics . So  to achieve our joint goal by 2030, we need to step up action and investment in menstrual health and hygiene (MHH) NOW more than ever. Follow our #VoiceandChoice Campaign […]

Zimbabwe: Shingirirai Tanaka Chikazhe

Zimbabwe: Shingirirai Tanaka Chikazhe

Name Shingirirai Tanaka Surname Chikazhe Sex ü  Male     Name of Organisation National Junior Councils Association of Zimbabwe (NJCA) Designation Executive Director Country Zimbabwe Province Harare Metropolitan City/ Town/ Village Harare Email   shingi.chikazhe@gmail.com Cell e.g. 00 27 82 665 1742 00263734122672 Age Group (please tick) oYounger than 18 18-25o ü  26-40 41-50o 51-60 […]

May 26, 2021 Themes: Drivers of Change | Local Government | Youth Programs: Gender & Governance

Zimbabwe: Phineas Sanyanga

Zimbabwe: Phineas Sanyanga

  Name Phineas Surname Sanyanga Sex ¨ Female   √¨ Male Name of Organisation Redcliff Town Municipality Junior Council Designation Junior Mayor for Redcliff Town Junior Council Country Zimbabwe Province Midlands City/ Town/ Village City Email   Phineassanyanga@gmail.com Cell e.g. 00 27 82 665 1742 +263 (0) 71 846 2639 Age Group (please tick) oYounger […]

May 24, 2021 Themes: Drivers of Change | Local Government | Youth Programs: Gender & Governance

Zimbabwe: Lincorn Katakwa

Zimbabwe: Lincorn Katakwa

Name Lincorn Surname Katakwa Sex Male   Name of Organisation National Junior Council Association Of Zimbabwe Designation Country Zimbabwe Province Manicaland City/ Town/ Village Mutare Email   lkatakwa6@gmail.com Cell e.g. 00 27 82 665 1742 00263 776 483 873 Age Group (please tick) 18-25o Education level Secondary School o First met GL Year 2018 Event At […]

May 24, 2021 Themes: Drivers of Change | Local Government | Youth Programs: Gender & Governance

Zimbabwe:Melissa Munyoro

Zimbabwe:Melissa Munyoro

Quotable quotes Justice delayed is justice denied. (William E. Gladstone) Name Melisa Surname Munyoro Sex  Female   ¨ Male Name of Organisation National Junior Council Association of Zimbabwe (NJCA) Designation NJCA Intern Country Zimbabwe Province Harare City/ Town/ Village Harare Email   melisamunyoro07@gmail.com Cell e.g. 00 27 82 665 1742 +263 773799853 / +263 715783646 […]

May 20, 2021 Themes: Drivers of Change | Local Government | Youth Programs: Gender & Governance

Zimbabwe: Ryan Zibani

Zimbabwe: Ryan Zibani

’’Leadership means serving everyone despite of our various differences. A leader is for all’’ Name Ryan Surname Zibani Sex male     Name of Organisation Manyame Rural district council Designation Junior chairperson/ junior counsellor Country zimbabwe Province Mashonaland-East City/ Town/ Village Seke [marufu village] Email   www.ryanzibani@gmail.com Cell e.g. 00 27 82 665 1742 00 […]

May 20, 2021 Themes: Drivers of Change | Local Government | Youth Programs: Gender & Governance

Zimbabwe: Ebenezer Mupinda

Zimbabwe: Ebenezer Mupinda

Name Ebenezer Surname Mupinda Sex ¨ Female   ¨X Male Name of Organisation National Junior Council Association of Zimbabwe   Designation Information and Public Relations Officer Country Zimbabwe Province Harare City/ Town/ Village Harare Email   ebbiemupinda@gmail.com Cell e.g. 00 27 82 665 1742 +263774412744 Age Group (please tick) oYounger than 18 18-25o 26-40 oX […]

May 19, 2021 Themes: Drivers of Change | Local Government | Youth Programs: Gender & Governance

Zimbabwe: Laura Farirai

Zimbabwe: Laura Farirai

Name Laura Surname Farirai Sex ü  Female   ¨ Male Name of Organisation Harare City Junior Council Designation Junior Mayor Country Zimbabwe Province Harare Metropolitan Province City/ Town/ Village Harare Email    laukino86@gmail.com Cell e.g. 00 27 82 665 1742 +263779956895 Age Group (please tick) oYounger than 18 ü  18-25 26-40 o 41-50o 51-60 o […]

May 19, 2021 Themes: Drivers of Change | Local Government | Youth Programs: Gender & Governance

Zimbabwe: Andile Byano Nkomo

Zimbabwe: Andile Byano Nkomo

Name Andile Byano Surname Nkomo Sex Male     Name of Organisation Municipality of Gwanda Junior council Designation Junior Mayor Country Zimbabwe Province Mat-South City/ Town/ Village Gwanda Email   andilenkomo1412@gmail.com Cell e.g 00 27 82 665 1742 00263782439759 Age Group (please tick) oYounger than 18 18-25✔ 26-40 o 41-50o 51-60 o 60 +    o […]

May 19, 2021 Themes: Drivers of Change | Local Government | Youth Programs: Gender & Governance