Summit News 17 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: Good practice in gender mainstreaming acknowledged
The third Zimbabwe SADC Protocol@Work Summit closed in Harare on 16 April with winning awards to… Read more
Swaziland: Swaziland affirms SADC Protocol@Work summit winners
The curtain on the three day Swaziland SADC Protocol@Work Summit came down on 16 April with a… Read more
Lesotho: Economic dependence traps women in gender violence
Economic dependency has been cited as one of the causes for gender based violence (GBV), whose… Read more
Botswana: 5050 is about democracy
Gaborone, 17 April: “We are not doing very well in as far as women in decision making positions… Read more
Swaziland: Address gaps that hold women back
Matsapha, 17 April: As part of the post 2015 meeting that took place on the last day of the SADC… Read more
Lesotho: 5050! Yes we must!
Maseru, 17 April: In this interview Colleen Lowe Morna -Gender Links CEO, gives an overview of… Read more
Namibia: Fifty-fifty gender representation possible
Windhoek, 16 April: Nora Schimming-Chase, former Namibian Ambassador and Member of Parliament,… Read more
Zimbabwe: Stiffer rape penalties needed
The Zimbabwe SADC Protocol on Gender and Development summit yesterday ended on a high note with… Read more
Southern Africa: Comments from the region
Johannesburg, 17 April: Read some the vox pop highlights from participants and delgates from the… 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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