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  • 29
    Nov

    Men and Boys lets Talk about Gender Equality!

    As part of commemorating 16 Days of Activism against Gender–Based Violence, Women’s Academy for Leadership and Political Excellence (WALPE) has embarked on a series of activities to sensitize men and boys on the issues of Gender Based Violence (GBV), rape and gender equality. The 16 Days of Activism against GBV is an annual international campaign that kicks...

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  • 12
    Nov

    Cabinet reshuffle: Missed opportunity to comply with the Constitution on gender equality.

     WomenMenTotalCabinet ministers167Deputy Ministers358Permanent secretaries055Gender audit of permanent secretaries and ministerial reshuffle held on 06 and 08 November 2019 respectively Women’s Academy for Leadership and Political Excellence (WALPE) notes with concern the lack of gender balance in key government positions following the appointments of permanent secretaries and the cabinet reshuffle on...

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  • 10
    May

    A call for 50/50 Gender Representation in the MDC Congress elections.

     Women’s Academy for Leadership and Political Excellence (WALPE), has been closely monitoring the ongoing MDC Congress nominations process and regrettably notices that women are being side-lined from senior leadership positions. So far, the proportion of women nominated to the standing committee (highest decision making body of the party) is a...

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  • 08
    Mar

    WALPE Statement on International Women’s Day Commemorations

    Women’s Academy for Leadership and Political Excellence (WALPE) joins women from all walks of life and spheres across the globe on the commemoration of the International Women’s Day (IWD) which is being held under the theme: ‘Think equal, build smart, innovate for change’ and trending under #balanceforbetter. As WALPE, we commemorate this year’s occasion of...

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  • 11
    Feb

    WALPE mobilises women to run for local level leadership

    The selection of local leadership positions in most rural areas is currently taking place and WALPE is in the process of identifying and assisting women who want to run for School Development Committees (SDCs) and Health Centre Committees (HCCs) elections. Some of the schools that are conducting SDC elections...

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  • 04
    Feb

    Zimbabwe’s Economic Crisis: A Time to Reason Together

    A timeless African nugget of wisdom teach that ‘when elephants fight it is the grass that suffers.’ This best describes the situation of women in Zimbabwe at the moment due to the ever escalating socio-economic crisis in the country. As Women’s Academy for Leadership and Political Excellence (WALPE), we note...

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  • 26
    Jan

    Petition to the Zimbabwe Human Rights Commission (ZHRC) and the Zimbabwe Gender Commission (ZGC).

    CC: UN WomenAfrican Union CommissionSADC Gender CommissionMinistry of Justice and Parliamentary AffairsMinistry of DefenceMinistry of Home Affairs SUBJECT: ENDING ATROCITIES AGAINST WOMEN AND CHILDREN AND ENFORCING ACCOUNTABILITY FOR VIOLATIONS. WE, the undersigned organizations; *Concerned* about the abuse of women by security forces that are deployed across the country, *Worried* about the lack...

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  • 20
    Jan

    Why the Women’s Parliamentary Quota System Must be Extended

    Section 124 (b) of the Constitution of Zimbabwe provides for the women Qouta system of 60 seats in Parliament which are given to each political party based on their tally of votes in the House of Assembly elections for each province:“. . . For the life of the first two...

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  • 20
    Jan

    Joint Press Statement On State Terror after the January 2019 Stay-away: Women Demand Justice

    Justice for Women Zimbabwe (JWZ), Female Prisoners Support Trust (FEMPRIST) and Women’s Academy for Leadership and Political Excellence (WALPE) note with concern and anguish the gross human rights violations by the Zimbabwe Government and state security agents, particularly the rights of women. During and after the 14-16 January 2019...

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  • 14
    Jan

    WALPE Condemns the Rape and Torture of Women During the 14-16 January 2019 Stay-away

    Women’s Academy for Leadership and Political Excellence (WALPE), condemns in the strongest terms the rape and torture of women across the country on 14- 16 January 2018 during the national shut down. iTV news, an international credible news agency released a heart rending video of women narrating horror stories...

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