Politics

African young women speak out on political participation

African young women speak out on political participation

Introductions by Dr Pinkie Mekgwe (International IDEA); Sara Leigh Elago (Namibia); Chelsea Mujuru (Zimbabwe); Wala Elboushi (Sudan); Hon. Khadija Shaaban Taya (Tanzania); Chikas Kumle (Nigeria) Moderated by the Africa WPP Barometer Editor Colleen Lowe Morna (South Africa) Date: Monday, 28 June 2021 Time: 3:00 to 4:00 pm (SA & Paris time) Venue: Southern Africa Gender Community Sign up […]

May 1, 2021 Themes: Politics | Young Women Programs: Gender Justice

Africa: Less than a quarter of legislators are women

Africa: Less than a quarter of legislators are women

Press release:  Less than a quarter of legislators in Africa are women, new report says. Addis Ababa, 18 March: African countries are still far from achieving women’s equal and effective participation in political decision-making. Women constitute only 24 per cent of the 12,113 parliamentarians in Africa, 25 per cent in the lower houses, and 20 […]

March 18, 2021 Themes: Politics Programs: News

GL to host learning & sharing event on WPP for journalists

GL to host learning & sharing event on WPP for journalists

Johannebsurg, 19 February: Journalists from Botswana, Eswatini and Zimbabwe who participated in a reporting on Women’s Political Participation workshop  organised by GL, will come together in a learning and sharing event from 11-12 March 2021. The event will include presentations of good media practices on Women’s Effective Political Participation. The presentations are in the fields […]

Drivers of Change: Samuel Phiri – Chipata COE

Drivers of Change: Samuel Phiri – Chipata COE

“Since I became gender aware, I have started conducting gender promotion projects and activities in my ward that contribute to gender equality. These include taking time to meet women on their own and discuss with them matters that affect them in their communities. This has helped me understand gender concerns of every member of my […]

October 1, 2020 Themes: Politics Programs: Gender & Governance

Drivers of Change: Mulenga Kateule – Kitwe COE

“I believe that being gender aware helps to determine how social norms and power structures impact the lives of men and women. I became gender aware after I was elected as councillor in my ward. I realized that very few women take up positions in politics for fear of being defeated by men. Hence I […]

Tues 11 Aug 11-13h: Women and Electoral Systems in SA

Tues 11 Aug 11-13h: Women and Electoral Systems in SA

Gender Links in partnership with Commission for Gender Equality(CGE), South African Women in Dialogue (SAWID), and Women Voice and Leadership (WVL)   will host a cyber dialogue on Women’s Political Participation and the Constitutional Court ruling on the Electoral System – Cyber Dialogues. Date: 11 August 2020 Who: Citizens, women, youth, media, electoral system experts, NGOs, […]

Malawi removes ministry of gender, misses 40/60 target

Malawi removes ministry of gender, misses 40/60 target

For Immediate release OMISSION/SCRAPPING OFF OF MINISTRY OF GENDER FROM THE CABINET LIST AND FAILURE TO MEET THE 40/60 TARGET AS ANNOUNCED ON 8TH JULY 2020 By: Womens Manifesto, NGOGCN, Southern Africa Gender Protocol Alliance, Men for Gender Equality Now (MEGEN), 50/50 Campaign. Lilongwe, 9 July: First and foremost, we would like to congratulate Your […]

Activists demand apology over remarks on Joyce Banda

Activists demand apology over remarks on Joyce Banda

By Joseph Kayira Blantyre, 3 June – Women and rights groups, gender activists, civil society and politicians are demanding an apology from Malawi’s President Peter Mutharika for calling his predecessor Joyce Banda a ‘prostitute’ during a whistle stop political campaign in his home district 40 kilometres south of the commercial city of Blantyre. Rights activists […]

Drivers of Change: Soolekha Jeepaul-Raddhoa – Quatre Bornes COE

Drivers of Change: Soolekha Jeepaul-Raddhoa – Quatre Bornes COE

Soolekha Jeepaul Raddhoa has always been shown extreme interest in advancing gender equality throughout her 36 years of public service.  Her experiences serving as a syndicalist, working as a consumer advocate, recently serving as the Mayor of Quatre-Bornes for 2 years and now as a local councilor has made her aware of the various forms […]

May 27, 2020 Themes: Governance | Politics Programs: Gender & Governance

Namibia narrowly misses 50% women in parliament

Namibia narrowly misses 50% women in parliament

For immediate release Windhoek, 31 March: Women now constitute 46% of Namibia’s parliament, up by six percentage points from before the November elections. Namibia and South Africa are now tied for the highest representation of women in parliament in the Southern African Development Community (SADC). “Although we would have loved to see Namibia becoming the […]