THE Women’s Academy for Leadership and Political Excellence (WALPE) has launched a campaign to canvass women voters and aspiring female candidates to support each other, amid concerns of gender inequalities in the political field.
By Ignatius Banda BULAWAYO, Zimbabwe, Nov 6 2020 (IPS) – “I have long given up on active politics,” Gertrude Sidambe, a 36-year-old member of one of Zimbabwe’s opposition parties, tells IPS. When female members of the ruling Zimbabwe African National Union – Patriotic Front complained last month about political violence as...
WOMEN’S Academy for Leadership and Political Excellence (Walpe) in partnership with top Zimbabwean content producers, Bustop TV have launched a new drama series titled All-Female Parliament that seeks to promote women’s participation in politics.
The candidates are being joined in the litigation process by two organisations, Women’s academy for leadership and political excellence (WALPE) and Election Resource Centre Trust.
WOMEN have questioned the government’s sincerity in providing safety nets as a stop-gap measure to the COVID 19-borne challenges. This comes after reports that most deserving people have not received anything from government since the start of lockdown in April, while Zanu PF-linked beneficiaries have allegedly been paid. The...
WOMEN representative groups have approached the High Court seeking leave to sue President Emmerson Mnangagwa for making cabinet appointments that are not gender-sensitive. The groups are the Zimbabwe Women Lawyers Association (ZWALA), and the Women’s Academy for Leadership and Political Excellence (WALPE). Click here to read more
WOMEN’S Academy for Leadership and Political Excellence (Walpe) has taken the government to court arguing that the recent imposition of a 6pm to 6am curfew on citizens was a violation of people’s rights and freedoms.
WOMEN’S rights lobby group Women’s Academy for Leadership and Political Excellence (WALPE), together with Women and Law in Southern Africa (WLSA) with support from the Netherlands Embassy, recently held the first ever National Transformative Feminist Leadership Winter School for aspiring women leaders in Zimbabwe.
SEASONED politician, ex-MP and war veteran, Margaret Dongo has been roped in by feminist groups to train some 40 aspiring local female politicians withstand the pressures of running for political office.
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.