38 Harvey Browne Ave, Milton Park. Harare
Monday - Friday 08:00-16:00
+263 772 675 642

What We Do

WALPE identifies, grooms and nurtures women aspiring to run for public office. This is achieved through long term intense leadership capacity building trainings, intergenerational mentorship and coaching exercises


Capacity Building

We offer intensive training programs on transformative leadership for women aspiring to run for public elected office. We also offer intergenerational mentorship and coaching sessions between aspiring leaders and current or former women leaders.

Social Entrepreneurship

We assist women leaders with skills, techniques and opportunities to boost their economic function through nurturing of small income generating projects. Lack of financial resources is a major factor inhibiting women’s full participation in leadership

Peace Building and Social Cohesion

WALPE works with men, women, boys and girls in promoting a conducive, peaceful and tolerant environment for women to freely, actively and full participate in leadership.

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Community Leaders

We believe charity begins at home. So does leadership. We train women who want to take up the leadership mantle in their local communities, be it the local boards, the school development committee or any other leadership position.

Student Leaders

For students hoping to contest for the Students Representative Council, we offer comprehensive training that not only equips them, but also prepares them for future- and bigger- opportunities.


Local Councils are the backbone of service delivery. Out of 1958 Councillors only a handful are women. We believe that women are capable of world class service delivery, and there should therefore be more of them occupying those positions.

Union Leaders

We also equip women with the skills required for them to lead their workers unions, regardless of the professions they pursue. Our goal is to produce the first female leader of the national workers union.

Members of Parliament

We equip women with comprehensive skills and techniques to effectively contest for legislative positions. We also work with current sitting female MPs sharpening their skills in policy formulation. We aspire towards 50/50 gender presentation in law making in both Parliament and Senate

Presidential Candidates

As WALPE we believe there is no office too big for women. Hence we want our alumni to contest and win the Presidency.

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What They Say

I want to become a Councilor and represent my community in the next elections. It is not easy to be a Councilor when you are a girl and young, but WALPE gave us the necessary knowledge and skills to contest in 2023. Ruth Mubaiwa, Bulawayo
where we come from they say women cannot become Members of Parliament. Our jobs are to cook for the man and let them lead. But there are more of us women than men, and therefore we should have a chance to also lead and advance our interests. Stella, Masvingo

Our Work in Numbers

Here’s a summary of some of our work statistics, showcasing our reach and impact.


Women Leaders Trained


Women Leadership Network Members


Provinces Covered


Advocacy and lobby #LetsGo5050