WALPE in the News – NewsDay: Zimbabwe’s first school of politics opened

Women’s Academy for Leadership and Political Excellence held it’s inaugural workshop in Masvingo this past weekend. The event was covered by NewsDay Zimbabwe here.

A short excerpt is below:

ZIMBABWE’S first ever women’s political leadership school was on Friday launched in Masvingo under the name, Women’s Academy for Leadership and Political Excellence (Walpe).

“Walpe, according to its director Sitabile Dewa, is “a women’s political empowerment and leadership academy set up to advance knowledge and deepen the capacity of women who want to successfully run for public elected positions.”

Dewa said the academy is driven by the need to challenge the status quo, through creating platforms and opportunities for women to get into decision-making and leadership positions, after the number of women who successfully ran for office in the July 30 2018 elections went down marginally.”

We are pleased that the process was a success and we thank all our partners. The full article can be read on the NewsDay website.