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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You can view a list of the case studies from the Protocol@Work summits below. You can also search the case studies by country, category, year and language. You can choose a particular country or a particular year, or you can choose of combination of any of the 4 options. Click on the down arrow next to the option and make your choice. Then click on the search button and the results will display below.

Lesotho takes steps to empower women economically

In Lesotho women and girls in the rural areas have great difficulty accessing credit. Most women do not meet the compliance conditions of financial institutions and do not have property to use as collateral. In response the Lesotho Government has recently given attention to ensuring access to these services. Processes to reform the relevant legal frameworks and establish micro credit schemes are also underway.

September 30, 2011 Themes: Business | Economics | Protocol
Programs: Protocol @ work | SADC Gender Protocol & Alliance

Mauritius targets women

Mauritius’ commitment to empowering women is underscored in the 2011 Mauritius Budget: “We cannot talk about raising the nation’s productivity without giving some deep thoughts to the low participation rate of women in the economy, which is 43 percent compared to 76 percent for men.

September 30, 2011 Themes: Business | Economics | Protocol
Programs: Protocol @ work | SADC Gender Protocol & Alliance

GBI initiative in Tanzania is bearing fruit

The Gender Budgeting Initiative in Tanzania that began as an NGO process in 1997 has now been institutionalised within government with all line departments required to account for the gender responsiveness of their budgets.

September 30, 2011 Themes: Business | Economics | Protocol
Programs: Protocol @ work | SADC Gender Protocol & Alliance

Charting a New Growth Path (NGP)

Business Unity South Africa (BUSA) and the World Bank South Africa Office (World Bank) are leading a campaign in South Africa to engender the country’s New Growth Path[1] (NGP) and Vision 2025[2].

September 30, 2011 Themes: Business | Protocol
Programs: Protocol @ work | SADC Gender Protocol & Alliance

Using the SADC Gender Protocol to benchmark progress in the private sector

The Business Women in South Africa Women in Leadership Census 2010 quotes the SADC Protocol on Gender and Development as a benchmarking tool in its latest survey showing progress, but also significant gender gaps in the private sector.

September 30, 2011 Themes: Business | Protocol
Programs: Protocol @ work | SADC Gender Protocol & Alliance

Workers protect the girl child from early marriages

Workers protect the girl child from early marriages

Child Protection Workers employed by the Ministry of Gender, Children and Community Development are working in collaboration with Chiefs and child protection committees to keep children from all forms of abuse and exploitation.

New land act protects widows in Lesotho

Nthabiseng (not her real name) aged 30 years old lives at Ha Masitise in the Quthing district semi-urban. She is married under Sesotho Customary law and has two children, a boy aged and a girl of 13 years. Her husband passed away in 2008. He left her a house and some household property; which they had both been staying at with their two children.

September 27, 2011 Themes: Justice system | Land | Protocol
Programs: Protocol @ work | SADC Gender Protocol & Alliance

Women can now get passports for their children

In Zimbabwe where a woman is married she is not the legal guardian of her child. A test case taken up by the Zimbabwe Women Lawyers Association (ZWALA) established that both parents of a minor child can assist a child to obtain a passport. This is a victory for all women married both under customary and general law who wish to get a passport for their minor child.

September 27, 2011 Themes: Justice system | Protocol
Programs: Protocol @ work | SADC Gender Protocol & Alliance

Women’s movement reject draft Constitution

Women’s movement reject draft Constitution

The Zambia Constitutional review process has been stalled following a rejection of the draft by Parliament in early 2011. The women’s movement of Zambia in March joined the protest when it rejected the country’s draft Constitution noting that it lacked provisions for women’s rights as enshrined in CEDAW, the SADC Protocol on Gender and Development and the African Union (AU) Protocol on Women’s Rights in Africa.

September 27, 2011 Themes: Politics | Protocol
Programs: Protocol @ work | SADC Gender Protocol & Alliance

Climate Change

Climate Change

Conference in Durban, South Africa

Environment

Environment

Lesotho, August 2007