Gender Links hosted National Voice and Choice SADC Protocol@Work Summits in Zimbabwe, South Africa, Madagascar, and Eswatini from November to December 2022. Summits were held a follows:

Zimbabwe summit: 17 – 18 November 2022
Madagascar: 14 – 15 December 2022
South Africa: 14 – 15 December 2022
Eswatini: 18 – 19 December 2022

The Eswatini, Madagascar and South Africa Summits focusing on the Sunrise Campaign: Economic power to end violence and gender-based violence will be held between the 12 – 15 December 2022. The Summit dates are:

Women entrepreneurs, men working as partners to prevent gender based violence, journalists and local authorities in the three countries will showcase good practices in four categories:

CategoryDescriptionApplication form
Sunrise entrepreneurship participantsWomen who have participated in the Sunrise project in Eswatini, Madagascar and South Africa between 2020 and 2022.Link
Local authorities40 Local Government Centres of Excellence for Gender Mainstreaming running the Sunrise Campaign in Eswatini, Madagascar and South Africa.Link
Drivers of changeIndividuals from the local councils, males linked to the women on the programme who are working towards GBV prevention and women entrepreneurs are leading initiatives in Eswatini, Madagascar and South Africa.Link
JournalistsArticles that cover gender-based violence in all media (print, radio, television and online) between 1 January 2020 and 31 October 2022 in Eswatini, Madagascar and South Africa.Link

The closing date for applications is the 8 December 2022.


  • To gather evidence on #VoiceandChoice through case studies on leadership and institutional practice on gender-based violence, local economic development and the implementation of the Sunrise Camapign: Economic power to end violence.
  • To acknowledge and affirm survivors of gender violence who are reclaiming their lives.
  • To promote discussion and reflection on what works to achieve gender equality and justice.


Headquarters Tarisai Nyamweda
Eswatini Thandokuhle Dlamini
+268 76353820
Madagascar Ialfine Papisy
+261 32 87 325 19
South Africa Naledi Masipa
+27 725642710



South Africa