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Category: Press Releases

  • 18
    Jul

    Open Letter to Political Parties in Zimbabwe on the Political Representation of Women.

    Open Letter to Political Parties in Zimbabwe on the Political Representation of Women. Dear Presidents of Political Parties, We are writing to you on behalf of the 52% of women in Zimbabwe whose interests are underrepresented in a male dominated Parliament and Local Government. This is an issue that...

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  • 15
    Jul

    #LetsGo50/50 gender equality in leadership campaign gathers momentum.

    #LetsGo50/50 gender equality in leadership campaign gathers momentum. Aspiring and current women leaders in Buhera pose for a photo after the meeting Women’s Academy for Leadership and Political Excellence (WALPE) took its #LetsGo50/50 Gender Equality in all leadership positions campaign to Manicaland Province in the rural district of Buhera...

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  • 24
    Jun

    Women are incapacitated and impoverished

    Women are Incapacitated and Impoverished!! The Women’s Academy for Leadership and Political Excellence (WALPE) is deeply concerned by the growing adverse effect of the economic meltdown on women. The worsening economic situation has adversely affected women and is continuously pushing a large number of them into poverty everyday. Staple...

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  • 02
    Jun

    Women demand implementation of 50-50 by political parties

    Women demand implementation of 50-50 by political parties On 31 May 2019, women at an outreach consultative meeting in Chitsa village ward 11 in Murewa, Mashonaland East demanded that among other things, there must be an urgent implementation of sections 17 and 56 of the Constitution of Zimbabwe which...

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  • 17
    May

    WALPE Statement on the article by The Herald newspaper

    WALPE Statement on the article by The Herald newspaper. Women’s Academy for Leadership and Political Excellence (WALPE) is dismayed and alarmed by the reckless and patently false article by the Herald edition of 17 May 2019 under the headline ‘Plot to unleash violent protests unearthed.’ The story lacked all...

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  • 24
    Apr

    WALPE’s response to Hon. Mliswa’s utterances on Proportional Representation MPs.

    WALPE’s response to Hon Mliswa’s utterances on Proportional Representation MPs. Hon Mliswa Women’s Academy for Leadership and Political Excellence (WALPE), notes with concern the retrogressive statements uttered by Norton Constituency Member of Parliament (Independent), Hon. Temba Mliswa to the effect that women MPs under proportional representation (PR) come to...

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  • 10
    Apr

    A call for 50/50 gender representation in the MDC Congress elections.

    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...

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  • 28
    Mar

    WALPE in collaboration with SAPST Launch Research into the Parliamentary Women’s Quota seats extension.

    WALPE in collaboration with SAPST Launch Research into the Parliamentary Women’s Quota seats extension. Women’s Academy for leadership and Political Excellence (WALPE) in partnership with Southern African Parliamentary Support Trust (SAPST) has launched a research into the extension of the women’s Parliamentary quota system which is bound to expire...

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  • 08
    Mar

    WALPE STATEMENT ON THE INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY COMMEMORATIONS

    WALPE STATEMENT ON THE INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY COMMEMORATIONS. Women leaders in Makoni during a dialogue session organised by WALPE as part of commemorating the IWD. 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...

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  • 24
    Feb

    Women’s Active and Full Participation in electoral processes Key to Democracy.

    Women’s Active and Full Participation in electoral processes Key to Democracy. “For me, a better democracy is a democracy where women do not only have the right to vote and to elect but to be elected.”-Michelle Bachelet, former head of UN Women, former President and defence minister of Chile....

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