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.

Chaminuka RDC COE

Fact file Country Zimbabwe Province/Region Mashonaland Central Baseline score 36 Post 2015 score Population  119,530 Number of women councillors  3 Number of men councillors  26 Joined the COE programme  2019 Anchored Entrepreneurship Programme  No Summit Chaminuka RDC  is located in Shamva in Mashonaland Central. The area is well known for its mining activities and has […]

November 15, 2019 Themes: Governance | Local Government Programs: Gender & Governance

Chaminuka RDC report card

COE Report card Stage Description Date Outputs I Meetings and adoption of COE concept 27 August2019 Buy-In Report Scorecard II Situation analysis 24 September 2019 Situational Analysis III SADC Protocol on gender and development   Village Workshop IV Inception workshop   29-30 October 2019 Inception Workshop V Action planning workshop Action Plan VI Adoption of […]

November 15, 2019 Themes: Local Government Programs: Gender & Governance

Nyaminyami RDC COE

Fact file Country Zimbabwe Province/Region Mashonaland West Baseline score  25 Post 2015 score Population 41,420 Number of women councillors  1 Number of men councillors  11 Joined the COE programme  2019 Anchored Entrepreneurship Programme  No Summit The town is located in Kariba District, in Mashonaland West Province, in Zimbabwe. Nyaminyami  is home to the the Kariba […]

November 15, 2019 Themes: Governance Programs: Gender & Governance

Vungu RDC COE

Fact file Country Zimbabwe Province/Region Midlands Baseline score  90 Post 2015 score Population 93,128 Number of women councillors  4 Number of men councillors  15 Joined the COE programme  2019 Anchored Entrepreneurship Programme  No Summit The town is in the Midlands region. Gweru is the capital city of the district. Vungu council area covers Chiwundura Communal […]

November 15, 2019 Themes: Local Government Programs: Gender & Governance

Vungu RDC report card

COE Report card Stage Description Date Outputs I Meetings and adoption of COE concept 27 August2019 Buy-In Report Scorecard II Situation analysis 24 September 2019 Situational Analysis III SADC Protocol on gender and development   Village Workshop IV Inception workshop   29-30 October 2019 Inception Workshop V Action planning workshop Action Plan VI Adoption of […]

November 15, 2019 Themes: Local Government Programs: Gender & Governance

Hwedza RDC COE

Fact file Country Zimbabwe Province/Region Mashonaland East Baseline score  31 Post 2015 score Population 70,473 Number of women councillors  2 Number of men councillors  13 Joined the COE programme  2019 Anchored Entrepreneurship Programme  No Summit The town is located is located about 50 kilometres  south of Marondera, and 127 kilometres  south of Harare. Hwedza is […]

November 15, 2019 Themes: Governance | Local Government Programs: Gender & Governance

Hwedza RDC Report Card

COE Report card Stage Description Date Outputs I Meetings and adoption of COE concept 27 August2019 Buy-In Report Scorecard II Situation analysis 24 September 2019 Situational Analysis III SADC Protocol on gender and development   Village Workshop IV Inception workshop   29-30 October 2019 Inception Workshop V Action planning workshop Action Plan VI Adoption of […]

November 15, 2019 Themes: Local Government Programs: Gender & Governance

Mutasa RDC COE

Fact file Country Zimbabwe Province/Region Manicaland Baseline score  34 Post 2015 score Population 169,756 Number of women councillors 6 Number of men councillors 25 Joined the COE programme  2019 Anchored Entrepreneurship Programme  No Summit Mutasa Rural District Council is a  local authority in the Manicaland province of Zimbabweestablished in terms of section 275 of the […]

November 15, 2019 Themes: Governance | Local Government Programs: Gender & Governance

Mutasa RDC Report Card

COE Report card Stage Description Date Outputs I Meetings and adoption of COE concept 27 August 2019 Buy-In Report Scorecard II Situation analysis 24 September 2019 Situational Analysis III SADC Protocol on gender and development   Village Workshop IV Inception workshop   29-30 October 2019 Inception Workshop V Action planning workshop Action Plan VI Adoption […]

November 15, 2019 Themes: Local Government Programs: Gender & Governance

Nyaminyami RDC Report Card

COE Report card Stage Description Date Outputs I Meetings and adoption of COE concept 27 March 2019 Buy-In Report Scorecard II Situation analysis 24 May 2019 Situational Analysis III SADC Protocol on gender and development Village Workshop IV Inception workshop   29-30 October 2019 Inception Workshop V Action planning workshop Action Plan VI Adoption of […]

November 13, 2019 Themes: Local Government Programs: Gender & Governance