Prior to 2013, GL held separate Gender Justice and Local Government and Gender and Media Summits. Since 2013, GL and the Alliance have held annual SADC Gender Protocol@Work summits, bringing together work in all the ten theme areas of the Protocol. Gender Protocol Barometers have showcased practical examples of positive change from the ground. In 2016 GL carried out an analysis of SADC Protocol@Work summit entries on Sexual and Reproductive Health which can be viewed here. You can also download an analysis of case studies from 2017 and 2018 here.

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Zimbabwe – Male Medical Circumcision

Male medical circumcision is a surgical or non-surgical removal of the foreskin, the retractable fold of tissue that covers the head of the penis. The inner aspect of the foreskin is highly susceptible to HIV infections. Circumcision reduces the risk of female to male transmission of sexually transmitted infections and HIV by approximately 60%. This […]

July 27, 2018 Themes: Reproductive health
Programs: Protocol @ work

ZIMBABWE – Community Support Towards Child Care Protection Against Child Abuse

Kadoma is a City in Mashonaland West Province of Zimbabwe. The town has 5 City health institutions. The program on Child care started when Tsungirirai vacated in Kadoma in 2015 offering HIV and AIDS services. Training was offered and the active members of the project were offered bicycles to be able to move around the […]

July 27, 2018 Themes: Gender equality | Human Rights
Programs: Protocol @ work


The project’s purpose is to promote girls rights through life skills education and HIV/AIDS prevention, and sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) education through community awareness campaigns and capacity building for both in and out of school. It is a good practice as it provides girls with knowledge and skills to empower their capacities […]

July 13, 2018 Themes: Gender equality | Human Rights
Programs: Protocol @ work

Summit 2016 – Bindura Rural District Council COE

The Bindura Rural District Council is in Mashonaland, West province of Zimbabwe The council has an approved a Gender Policy in place and has since drafted the Gender action plan that incorporated the Post 2015 SADC Gender Protocol and SDGs. There are currently 21 people in the council of which 4 are women and 17 are […]

Summit 2016: Mazowe Rural District Council COE

The Mazowe Rural District is in the Mashonaland Central Province of Zimbabwe. The council has crafted a number of gender-related policies to guide its work through implementing a gender policy and an action plan. There are 34 male councillors and 8 female councillors. The council is working to increase the proportion of female councillors from […]

Summit 2018: North East District Council

North East District Council (NEDC) is located in Masunga village; which is the headquarters and the major service point for the district. Its offices are in the central area of Masunga village and are located within the Rural Administration Centre (RAC) complex. The district has one functional service centre located in the village of Tati […]

May 31, 2018 Themes: Governance
Programs: Gender & Governance

Summit 2018 : Chobe District Council Botswana

Chobe District is located on the northern part of Botswana, where the country shares its border with Zambia, Zimbabwe and Namibia. Chobe District is the home to the famous Chobe national park, the second largest in the country and a home to one of the largest elephant’s population in the world. The tourism attraction of […]