The advent of Covid-19 has definitely changed the status quo, the upsurge of the virus’ infections and deaths has forced the government to impose a lockdown in a bid to control the spread of the virus.
Zimbabwe ushered in the year 2021 with a sharp upsurge in cases of COVID19 infections. This forced the Government to put the country under lockdown in a niche to control the spread of the virus. To date, (05-02-2021) 34 331 cases of COVID19 have been recorded in the country.
As part of commemorating this year’s 16 Days of Activism Against Gender Based Violence which ran under the theme” Orange the world: Fund, Respond, Prevent, Collect, WALPE conducted a series of activities to advocate for an end to all forms of violence against women in politics. The organisation also took...
Training of Trainers capacity building for women- Lead CBOs and CSOs in Transformative Feminist Leadership and Unpaid Care and Domestic Work (UCDW)
On the 21st of November 2020, Women’s Academy for Leadership and Political Excellence (WALPE) in partnership with Oxfam Zimbabwe trained 20 leaders of women-led Community Based Organisations (CBOs) and Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) on how to mainstream Transformative feminist leadership and Unpaid Care and Domestic Work (UCDW) in their programming....
Aspiring women leaders sue the Government of Zimbabwe over the indefinite suspension of by-elections
Women’s Academy for Leadership and Political Excellence (WALPE) and Election Resource Centre (ERC) through the Zimbabwe Lawyers for Human Rights (ZLHR) on 13 October 2020, approached the High Court of Zimbabwe seeking an order to compel the President of Zimbabwe and Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (ZEC) to set dates for...
The Women's Academy for Leadership and Political Excellence (WALPE) has said it is worried and concerned over the continuous victimisation and persecution of Joana Mamombe, Cecilia Chimbiri and Netsai Marova by the State.
i) WALPE and ZWLA sue the President of Zimbabwe over gender insensitive appointments. Women’s Academy for Leadership and Political Excellence (WALPE) together with Zimbabwe Women Lawyers Association (ZWLA) represented by Zimbabwe Human Rights NGO Forum approached the High Court of Zimbabwe suing President Emmerson Mnangagwa for making cabinet appointments...
Patriarchy remains the biggest hindrance to young women and women with disabilities’ participation in leadership and decision making processes; Research Findings- Mutasa District Women’s Academy for Leadership and Political Excellence (WALPE) together with Deaf Zimbabwe Trust (DZT) and Mutasa Youth Forum (MYF) on 17 September 2020 launched their collaborative...
At the meetings, community leaders met and dialogued with rights holders on pertinent developmental issues affecting the communities.