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.

Summit 2019:Bobirwa Sub District

The council’s gender champion is Ms Senwamadi and the gender focal person is Ms Vivian Lubinda. Gender Policy The council has no gender policy but has a newly drafted gender action plan that has not yet been approved by council management. Governance There are 19 councillors in the sub district council and women make up only […]

April 17, 2020 Themes: Local Government Programs: Centres of Excellence | Protocol @ work

Summit 2019:Tsabong Sub District Council

The council’s gender champion is Mrs. M. O. Moribame and the gender focal person is Ashley Moyo. Gender Policy The council has a gender action plan that incorporates the SADC Gender Protocol and the country’s Vision 2036.The action plan is known at management level and has a high-profile champion within the council who is the assistant […]

April 17, 2020 Themes: Local Government Programs: Centres of Excellence | Gender & Governance

Summit 2019:Mabutsane Sub District

The council gender champion is Ms Kaelo Kebadireng while Ms. Thatayotlhe Phiri is the council’s gender focal person. Gender Policy The council does not have a gender policy but uses existing government policies as a guide. Governance There are 2 council women and 8 council men in the council. Women represent 61.9% of the council […]

April 17, 2020 Themes: Local Government Programs: Gender & Governance

Summit 2019: Chobe District Council

The council’s gender champion is Mr. Lesang Leloba, who is the Deputy Council Secretary under Technical Services, and the gender focal person is Ms. Reginah Lesedinyana Mojaphoko. The council scored 82% in the previous year. Gender Policy The council has a gender policy and action plan that incorporates the Post 2015 SADC Gender and has […]

April 17, 2020 Themes: Local Government Programs: Gender & Governance

Summit 2019: Okavango Sub District Council

The gender champion of the council is Mr Losika Kula and the gender focal person is Ms Beauty Chihiya. Gender Policy The council has a gender action plan that incorporates the SADC Gender Protocol and Agenda 2030.The council also abides by the National Policy on Gender and Development (NPGAD). Governance The council has no female […]

April 17, 2020 Themes: Local Government Programs: Centres of Excellence | Gender & Governance

Direitos Sexuais e Reprotivos incluindo a Violencia Baseada no Genero

SRHR and VBG Direitos Sexuais e Reprodutivos incluindo a Violencia Baseada no Genero Country Mozambique Category Sexual & Reproductive Health and Rights – including Gender Based Violence, HIV and AIDS, and Youth Engagement Sexual & Reproductive Health and Rights – including Gender Based Violence, HIV and AIDS, and Youth Engagement   A Violência Baseada no […]

April 17, 2020 Themes: HIV/AIDS Programs: Gender justice and local government summit

Nampula- Report Card

COE Report Card Stage Description        Date      Outputs I Meetings and adoption of COE concept 03 October 2012 Buy In Report II Situation analysis 03 October 2013 Situational Analysis III SADC Protocol on gender and development Village Workshop IV Inception workshop  Inception workshop V Action planning workshop Agosto de 2012 Action Planing VI Adoption of action […]

April 17, 2020 Themes: Governance Programs: Gender & Governance

Úlonguè Report Card

COE Report Card Stage Description        Date      Outputs I Meetings and adoption of COE concept 03 October 2012 Buy In Report II Situation analysis 03 October 2013 Situational Analysis III SADC Protocol on gender and development Village Workshop IV Inception workshop Inception Workshop V Action planning workshop Agosto de 2012 Action Planing VI Adoption of action […]

April 17, 2020 Themes: Governance Programs: Gender & Governance

Beira- Report Card

COE Report Card Stage Description        Date      Outputs I Meetings and adoption of COE concept November 2015 Buy In Report II Situation analysis November Situational Analysis III SADC Protocol on gender and development Village Workshop IV Inception workshop Inception Workshop V Action planning workshop November 2017 Action Planing VI Adoption of action plan and signing of […]

April 17, 2020 Themes: Governance Programs: Gender & Governance

Chimoio Report Card

COE Report Card Stage Description        Date      Outputs I Meetings and adoption of COE concept 03 October 2012 Buy In Report II Situation analysis 03 October 2013 Situational Analysis III SADC Protocol on gender and development Village Workshop IV Inception workshop  Inception workshop V Action planning workshop Agosto de 2012 Action Planing VI Adoption of action […]

April 17, 2020 Themes: Governance Programs: Gender & Governance