WALPE in partnership with Deaf Zimbabwe Trust (DZT) and Mutasa Youth Forum (MYF) were on the 15th to the 19th of June 2020 in Mutasa District for capacity building and transformative feminist leadership development for aspiring women leaders under their new WEPD project.
The COVID-19 pandemic is a global health crisis that has also affected Zimbabweans, mainly women in all spheres of life and the Women’s Academy for Leadership and Political Excellence (WALPE) and its partners are working round the clock to raise awareness among aspiring women leaders and PWDs on...
The petitioners also wrote to President Mnangagwa raising concerns over the abuse of women and expressed dismay over the insensitive remarks being made by senior Government officials towards victims of suspected State security agents.
The Women’s Academy for Leadership and Political Excellence (WALPE) strongly condemns the abduction and torture of three young women leaders namely Hon Joana Mamombe, Cecilia Chimbiri and Netsai Marova. The violations came after the three participated in a peaceful flash protest in Warren Park, Harare on the 13th of May 2020...
Important quotes: “…Lets not wait for the COVID-19 crisis to broaden gender inequalities and hit women harder, Its time to take action…” Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, Executive Director UN Women. “…COVID-19 could reverse the limited but important progress that has been made on gender equality and women’s rights. Women’s leadership and contributions...
WALPE, WLSA and Imba Mukadzi submit petition to Parliament calling for the full implementation of outstanding electoral reforms.
Hundreds of aspiring women leaders drawn from all the country’s ten provinces on Friday, 28 February 2020 gathered in Harare and petitioned the Parliament of Zimbabwe to implement outstanding electoral reforms that affect women’s full participation in electoral processes. The women leaders marched in the city centre waving placards...
1 000 aspiring women leaders who are members of WALPE submitted 1 000 letters to Parliament on Thursday, 20 February 2020 rejecting the proposed constitutional amendment bill No. 2. The proposed bill seeks to among other proposals extend the women’s Parliamentary proportional representation quota system by 10 more years....
WEPEP project launched in Communities…towards Women’s active and full participation in electoral processes.
“An important area which require urgent reforms in our elections is that of violence, especially violence against us women. I do not feel safe as a voter and candidate during elections and the police, ZEC and political parties need to find urgent and sustainable solutions to this serious problem,” said...
WALPE Statement on Gazetting of Constitutional Amendment to Extend the Women’s Parliamentary Proportional Representation Quota System.
Women’s Academy for Leadership and Political Excellence (WALPE) notes with serious concern the recent gazetting of far reaching constitutional amendments by the Government of Zimbabwe through the Clerk of Parliament. Of grave disquiet to WALPE is the envisaged extension of the women’s Parliamentary proportional representation quota system which gives 60 seats...