Summit News 15 April 2014

Date: April 20, 2014
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This newsletter provides coverage of the SADC Gender Protocol Summits currently underway across the SADC region.

Southern Africa: Five national Gender Summits kick off across the region
Gaborone, 15 April: As the Botswana national anthem resounded at the opening ceremony of the SADC… Read more
Swaziland:Minister Mabuza officially opens the SADC Protocol@Work Swaziland Summit
Approximately 54 participants are battling it out in this year’s Southern African Development…Read more
Botswana: Gender injustice prevails
Gaborone, 15 April: In her keynote address at the Botswana Protocol@Work Summit opening ceremony… Read more
Lesotho:Lesotho reminds SADC that gender equality is possible
Lesotho ranks highest in the SADC region in having women in political decision making sphere, and… Read more
Swaziland:Media urged to be more gender-sensitive
Gender equality in media content and practice remains a dream for Swaziland as revealed at the… Read more
Botswana: 5050 remains elusive
Gaborone, 15 April: At the opening ceremony of the Botswana SADC Protocol@Work Summit that kicked… Read more
Lesotho:Women block gender equality drive in local government – Minister
“Women in our communities and nationwide, in local and national governance politics, seem to… Read more
Lesotho:”Yes, we can!À À“ Lesotho stands up against gender violence
As four other summit gatherings of the Gender Links 50/50 by 2015 and demanding a strong post… Read more
Botswana: Give equal voice to women
Gaborone, 15 April: Professor, Richard Rooney, Head of Media studies at the University of… Read more

Gender Links, the Southern African Gender Protocol Alliance, local government associations, and the Gender and Media Diversity Centre will host the Southern Africa Gender Protocol Summits to gather evidence of the SADC Gender Protocol@Work. With the strapline “50/50 by 2015 and a strong post 2015 agenda”, the initiative, that has the support from the SADC Gender Unit, will also make a concerted call for increasing the momentum on implementation in the run up to 2015. National summits are currently underway across SADC and the regiononal will take place on 25 May in Johannesburg, South Africa.
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