Summit News 16 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.

Zimbabwe: Does economic independence reduce the levels of GBV?
Ever since I started making my own money, I have stopped begging my abusive and promiscuous… Read more
Lesotho: Media imperative in setting the gender equality agenda
“The media must be greatly engaged and involved in promotion of gender equality,À said Mulupe… Read more
Swaziland:Summit not just about awards!
The SADC Protocol@Work Summit is not just about awards! It is about providing a platform to women… Read more
Lesotho: Lesotho urged to boost 50/50 campaign
Gender Links Chief Executive Officer, Colleen Lowe-Morna has urged the people in Lesotho to… Read more
Swaziland: Secret to development lies in empowering women
The Local Government and Leadership category at the SADC Protocol@Work Summit was tightly… Read more
Botswana: Celebrating gender drivers of change
Gaborone, 16 April: After two days of grueling judging and presentations of best practice, the… Read more
Swaziland:Trendy fashion for the disabled and for plus-sized ladies
Nomcebo Dlamini dresses plus-sized women for a living. She aspires to own a business that will… Read more
Botswana: The girl child can
Gaborone, 16 April: GG Phaladi is a youth leader and activist in Botswana who was presenting her…Read more
Zimbabwe: Gender equality key for sustainable development
Gender equality is a prerequisite for sustainable development as it offers equal opportunities… 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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