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POLICY BRIEF ON WOMEN'S POLITICAL PARTICIPATION IN ZIMBABWE

19 May 2021

This policy briefs is informed by the situational analysis on women participation in politics conducted by Padare/Enkundleni Men’s Forum on Gender in May 2020.

Analyse situationnelle de la participation politique des femmes au Zimbabwe

19 May 2021
L'état de la participation politique des femmes au Zimbabwe n'est pas souhaitable, c'est une antithèse au développement du pays. Malgré la proclamation d'une démocratie constitutionnelle, il existe des contestations, des contradictions et des complexités concernant la manière dont les femmes participent à divers secteurs du paysage politique. Les données de cette étude montrent que les femmes sont sous-représentées dans l'exécutif, le cabinet, le corps législatif, le pouvoir judiciaire, le leadership traditionnel, le secteur public et le secteur privé. Les femmes continuent de se heurter à une myriade de défis établis de longue date et de nouveaux défis qui continuent de définir ou de mal définir leur participation politique.

Situational Analysis of Women’s Political Participation in Zimbabwe

19 May 2021
The state of women’s political participation in Zimbabwe is undesirable, an anti-thesis to the country’s development. Despite proclaiming a Constitutional democracy, there are contestations, contradictions and complexities regarding how women are participating in various sectors of the political landscape. The data in this study shows that women are underrepresented across the executive, cabinet, legislature, judiciary, traditional leadership, public sector and private sector. Women continued to encounter a myriad of long established challenges and emerging ones that continue to define or mis-define their political participation.

Report: FAWE's Validation Workshop on WPP Policy Briefs on Kenya and Tanzania

19 May 2021
The Forum for African Women Educationalists (FAWE) on the 10 and 11 March 2021 hosted a validation workshop with WPP consortium members, civil society organisation, academia and government representatives.

Report: FAWE's Validation Workshop on WPP Situational Analyses for Kenya and Tanzania

19 May 2021
The Forum for African Women Educationalists (FAWE) on the 9 and 10 March 2021 hosted a validation workshop for the Situational Analyses for Kenya and Tanzania. Read the full report below:

Pre Launch Executive Summary: Women in Political Participation Africa Barometer

18 March 2021

As the clock ticks down to 2030,the deadline for the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), African countries are still far from achieving women's “equal and effective” participation in political de

Pré lancement RESUME EXECUTIF: 2021 Baromètre Afrique des femmes dans la participation politique

18 March 2021
A l'approche de 2030, délai pour l'application des Objectifs de développement durable (ODD), les pays africains sont encore loin d'avoir atteint la participation «égale et effective» des femmes dans le processus de décisions politiques. Selon le premier Baromètre sur la Participation Politique des Femmes en Afrique 2021 (PPF), les femmes représentent 24 % des 12 113 parlementaires en Afrique - 25 % dans les chambres basses et 20 % dans les chambres hautes du Parlement. Alors que les collectivités locales/administrations régionales sont souvent considérées comme le terrain d'entraînement pour les femmes en politique, elles ne constituent que 21 % des conseillères dans 19 pays pour lesquels des données ont pu être recueillies.

Press Release- Publication launch: Women´s Political Participation: Africa Barometer 2021

18 March 2021
Less than a quarter of legislators in Africa are women, new report says.

CSW65 Side Event Women’s Political Participation in Africa: Old Barriers, New Frontiers

9 March 2021
The sixty-fifth session of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) will take place from 15 to 26 March 2021. The priority theme of the session is 'Women's full and effective participation and decision-making in public life, as well as the elimination of violence, for achieving gender equality and the empowerment of all women and girls'. need for the WPP Africa Barometer validation ahead of the launch on 18 March 2021. The validation will facilitate the finalisation of the Barometer publication with inputs from across Africa and references to key case studies. The reviewers will present a comprehensive report on preliminary findings of the research.

KEYNOTE ADDRESS: IMPORTANCE OF MEASURING PROGRESS OF WOMEN IN POLITICAL PARTICIPATION, ROLES OF REGIONAL PARLIAMENT BODIES

9 March 2021
By Ms. Boemo SEKGOMA Secretary General, SADC Parliamentary Forum Advancing women’s political participation is crucial for delivering on all SDGs. Women’s equal and meaningful participation at all levels of decision-making is specifically articulated in Target 5.5 and Target 16.7. These targets call upon states to and I quote: “Ensure women’s full and effective participation and equal opportunities for leadership at all levels of decision-making in political, economic and public life” and to “Ensure responsive, inclusive, participatory and representative decision-making at all levels”.
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