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  • 21
    Jul

    Bi-Weekly activity update.

    Aspiring women leaders from Chiredzi displaying their products… i) Virtual Transformative Feminist Leadership training for aspiring women leaders in Seke Chitungwiza. The Women’s Academy for Leadership and Political Excellence (WALPE) between 13-16 July 2021, successfully conducted virtual Transformative Feminist Leadership trainings for 100 aspiring women leaders from Seke, Chitungwiza...

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  • 23
    Jun

    Women push for a gendered Zimbabwe Independent Complaints Commission Bill.

    Part of ZICC hearing hearings… The Women’s Academy for Leadership and Political Excellence (WALPE) with support from Oxfam Zimbabwe monitored the public hearings on the Zimbabwe Independent Complaints Commission Bill and had 200 of its members- Women Leadership Networks (WALANs) attending in all the ten provinces between 07 and...

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  • 23
    Jun

    Parliament conducts public consultations on the Sexual Harassment and the law.

    Parliament conducts public consultations on the Sexual Harassment and the law. “I have witnessed women being sexually harassed at public places such as at bus terminus by men and nothing was done so the government should ensure that the sexual harassment Act also protect women at such places!” lamented...

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  • 19
    May

    Zimbabwe visits Rwanda to learn more on promoting gender equality.

    The Zimbabwe delegation poses for a photo with the Rwanda Women Parliamentarian Forum.. The Women’s Academy for Leadership and Political Excellence (WALPE) and Women and Law in Southern Africa (WLSA) with support from the Netherlands Embassy organized and facilitated a study visit on gender equality to Rwanda which was...

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  • 30
    Apr

    Parliamentarians deliberate on mandatory rape sentencing

    In a country where crimes like stock theft have mandatory minimum sentences, there has been a huge outcry over rape, a crime which has destroyed many people’s lives and is yet to have a mandatory sentence. WALPE with support from Oxfam Zimbabwe has taken up the task to run...

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  • 19
    Apr

    Men leading the call for Equality

    i)Men in Hwedza support gender equality and electoral reforms. The Women’s Academy for Leadership and Political Excellence (WALPE) in partnership with WLSA with support from the Netherlands Embassy facilitated male engagement sessions for gender equality and electoral reforms in Wedza on the 30th  and 31st of March 2021. The public discussion...

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  • 28
    Feb

    Aspiring women leaders prepare for 2023 elections amid COVID19

    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.

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  • 08
    Feb

    Electoral reforms a prerequisite for women to fully participate in electoral processes

    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.

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  • 15
    Dec

    WALPE’s Commemorations of 16 days of Activism Against Gender Based Violence (GBV)

    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...

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  • 24
    Nov

    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....

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