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African Women’s Political Participation Barometer

African Women’s Political Participation Barometer

The pre-final first African Women’s Political Participation Barometer was launched by HE President Joyce Banda on 18 March. Find out more about the launch of the Barometer here. Download the chapters below. English French English French English French English French English French English French English French English French English French English French English French English […]

May 15, 2021 Themes: Elections | Gender equality | Governance Programs: Advocacy - 50/50 Campaign

Zimbabwe: Local quota for women now in parliament

Zimbabwe: Local quota for women now in parliament

By Priscilla Maposa, Harare, 19 April: The campaign for a quota for women in local government went into high gear in Zimbabwe this week with the tabling of a Constitutional amendment in parliament.  This seeks to extend the system in place at the national level to the local level with 30% seats reserved for women […]

SADC: GL to host regional Voice and Choice Summit

SADC: GL to host regional Voice and Choice Summit

Johannesburg, 19 February: Gender Links (GL) will hold the regional Voice and Choice SADC Protocol@Work Summit from the 15-17 March 2021. The Summit will culminate in the Awards ceremony and celebration of GL’s 20th Birthday  on the 17 March 2021. The Summit will be preceded by the South Africa Women Voice and Leadership Summit from […]

Zim women councillors to meet President for an Indaba

Zim women councillors to meet President for an Indaba

Harare, 9 December 2020: Zimbabwe Local Government (ZiLGA) in partnership with Gender Links (GL) will host the “Women Councillors Indaba” on 10 December 2020 in Victoria Falls. The event that will be officiated by His Excellency President Emmerson Mnangagwa and will draw more than 300 councillors and local government stakeholders from across the country. ZiLGA […]

Enhancing women’s economic power key

Enhancing women’s economic power key

By Kevin Chiramba, Following the first ever GBV summit in Southern Africa in 2018, and the nationwide campaigns in South Africa led by the #TotalShutDown, #MyBodyNotYourCrimeScene, and #24Demands campaigns, civil society organisations presented suggested amendments to parliament linked to specific policies and laws. Key among them was the request to develop a National Strategic Plan […]

#VoiceandChoice 2020 Summit held in Zambia

#VoiceandChoice 2020 Summit held in Zambia

For immediate release, Lusaka, 2 December 2020 :  The Zambia #VoiceandChoice summit hosted by Gender Links (GL) and the Southern Africa Gender Protocol Alliance, in partnership with the Local government Association of Zambia and The Commonwealth local Government Forum (CLGF) ended on the 2nd of December with 10 people receiving awards in 5 categories. Held […]

COVID exacerbating GBV & measuring difficult

COVID exacerbating GBV & measuring difficult

By Kevin Chiramba, 25 November: This year the world commemorates the Sixteen Days of Activism in a time of COVID -19. The pandemic is presenting an unprecedented global health emergency. The virus left many countries in a parlous state, as world leaders struggled to contain both the socio-economic effects and the dire health consequences of […]

Lesotho:Meisi Sefali

Mafeteng Women Empowerment Network empowering women to use what they have as business opportunity. This is the project where women had the opportunity to connect with other women in business. Tieang Sefali is the one who advised the formation of group where individuals will come together with the common objectives, consequently those women came together […]

November 24, 2020 Themes: Entrepreneurship Programs: Gender & Governance | Phenomenal Women

Summit 2020-Tsoelikana Council COE

Tsoelikana is found in the rural area called Tsoelike in the Qacha’s Nek district. The key characteristics of this place is that it has a beautiful weather; The Sehlaba-Thebe National Park and the former prime minister who served longer, former president of Senate; The Principal chief of Qacha’snek. It is a tourist attraction. The council […]

Summit 2020-Thaba Tseka Urban Council COE

Thaba-Tseka urban council is situated in the Thaba-Tseka district and joined the COE process in the 2010. The council does not have a gender policy, but uses a national gender policy, nonetheless, there is a gender action plan that incorporates the Post 2015 SADC Gender Protocol, SDGs and other relevant targets. The council has fourteen […]

November 24, 2020 Themes: Local Government Programs: Gender justice and local government summit