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...
Aspiring women leaders welcome empowerment initiative as they demand equal representation in all leadership positions.
As the year 2019 comes to an end, Women’s Academy for Leadership and Political Excellence (WALPE) concluded it on a high note by engaging aspiring women leaders to share and discuss strategies to achieve gender equality through public consultative and sensitization indabas, distribution of small income generating project funds...
WALPE ENGAGES MEMBERS OF PARLIAMENT TO PUSH FOR THE FULFLIMENT OF CONSTITUTIONAL GENDER EQUALITY PROVISIONS.
Women’s Academy for Leadership and Political Excellence (WALPE) between 10-12 December 2019 engaged Members of Parliament (MPs) on the need to push for the full implementation of gender equality provisions in the constitution. As an advocacy and lobby strategy, WALPE wrote individual letters to all the 270 MPs appealing to them...
Women call for an end to Gender Based Violence (GBV) and implementation of Gender Parity Constitutional provisions.
Women in Midlands and Bulawayo provinces hailed the findings from the research conducted by Women’s Academy for Leadership and Political Excellence (WALPE) and Southern African Parliamentary Support Trust (SAPST) on the efficacy of the women’s parliamentary proportional representation quota system. Two provincial indabas were held on Saturday 30 November...
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...