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SECOND ANNUAL SOUTHERN AFRICA LOCAL

GOVERNMENT AND GENDER JUSTICE


LUANSHYA MUNICIPAL

SUMMIT AND AWARDS


28 – 30 MARCH 2011
KOPANONG HOTEL, JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH
AFRICA
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“365 DAYS OF LOCAL ACTION TO END GENDER


VIOLENCE: HALVE GENDER VIOLENCE BY 2015”

Centre of Excellence
WHAT IS THE LEVEL OF BUY IN AND
INVOLVEMENT OF MANAGEMENT AND
POLITICIANS IN THE COE PROCESS?
• They have been involved in the preparation of the
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action plan and in allocating resources for the


activities in the action plan.
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• For the politicians they play a critical role first of all


in policy formulation and also in sensitizing the
community on the need for both genders to co exist .

CENTRE OF EXCELLENCE
HAS THE COMPLETED STAGES 1 – 6?
INDICATE TIME - FRAMES
• Stage 1 (Meeting with management) 3rd July 2010
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• Stage 2 (situation analysis) August 2010


• Stage 3 (workshop)-8th – 12th September 2010
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• Stage 4- community mobilization on SADC Protocol


• Stage 5– not done
• Stage 6-Took part in the sixteen days of gender
activism and 3rd December which is the world day
for the disabled we had an awareness match.

CENTRE OF EXCELLENCE
IS THERE A HIGH LEVEL GENDER
CHAMPION?
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• The high gender champion is councillor


Jullie Peggy Shambulo,
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• Cell: 0976219424 and email is Email:


Shambuloj@yahoo. com

CENTRE OF EXCELLENCE
DOES THE COE HAVE A GENDER AND GBV
ACTION PLAN? IS IT BEING IMPLEMENTED?
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• Gender and GBV plan exist


• It is implemented in a coordinated manner through
the district development committee gender sub –
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committee which comprises of all government


departments, church organisation representatives,
key non governmental organisation and private
companies

CENTRE OF EXCELLENCE
ARE GENDER AND GBV CONCERNS AND
RESPONSIBILITIES FOR BOTH WOMEN AND
MEN? HOW ARE THEY INVOLVED?
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• GBV is a concern to both men and women


as can be seen from the participation of both
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sexes in the preparation of the action plan.


• It is also important to mention that as a
district we participated for the first time in the
sixteen days of gender activism and the
activities we carried out included educating
both men and women on family law

CENTRE OF EXCELLENCE
ARE THEIR DEDICATED RESOURCES,
INCLUDING HUMAN AND FINANCIAL
RESOURCES FOR GENDER
MAINSTREAMING?
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• Both human resource and financial resource


are avaliable . For human resource, each
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department has appointed a gender focal


person responsible implementing the
gender policies.
• For the financial resource the local authority
did allocate some finances in the budget for
the first time.

CENTRE OF EXCELLENCE
RESOURCEFULNESS? OTHER FINANCIAL,
HUMAN AND OTHER RESOURCES
MOBILISED?
• Mobilization of reliable permanent
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employees from line departments of the


municipality and government departments.
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• Donations from the business houses in the


district in order to carry out some activities
during the sixteen days of gender activism
• Fundraising activities which will go along
side with Sensitization have also been lined
up.
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MONITORING AND EVALUATION
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• The district committee meet quarterly and


gets reports from the gender focal persons
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on what is happening in the various


departments .
• The officer from the police victim support unit
has also been providing the committee with
latest information on reported cases hence
making it easier to monitor the programme.

CENTRE OF EXCELLENCE
WHAT RESULTS HAVE BEEN ACHIEVED?
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• political support from the policy makers who


are the councillors
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• community mobilization has been easier as


the NGOS came on board. A specific result
is the construction of a ramp at the civic
centre by Rotary club

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IMPACT (BASED ON THE SADC PROTOCOL
TARGETS)
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• We have seen policies to accommodate the


disabled being entertained such as the
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construction of the ramp.


• we have also seen street lights being
itemised as one of the priorities .

CENTRE OF EXCELLENCE
SUSTAINABILITY AND REPLICATION
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• Active participation of the municipality because the


municipality will always be there and the people
trained are permanent employees.
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• Net working therefore is achieved through formation


of committee
• The baseline and the indicators in the action plan
are also very important in making the activities
sustainable.

CENTRE OF EXCELLENCE
LESSONS LEARNED
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• Importance of getting to influence


management and politicians to get
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involved.
• Appreciation of the concept of gender by
key stake holders.
• Net working by involving other
stakeholders.
• Setting targets in the action plan to
facilitate evaluation

CENTRE OF EXCELLENCE

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ANY QUESTIONS?
GERTRUDE CHILUFYA CHIBILITI
COUNCIL

gertrudechibiliti@yahoo.Co.uk
luanshya municipal council
box 90140 luanshya

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