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RESPONSE & PREVENTION SECOND ANNUAL SOUTHERN AFRICA LOCAL

GOVERNMENT AND GENDER JUSTICE


SUMMIT AND AWARDS
28 – 30 MARCH 2011
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KOPANONG HOTEL, JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH


AFRICA
“365 DAYS OF LOCAL ACTION TO END GENDER
VIOLENCE: HALVE GENDER VIOLENCE BY 2015”

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HOW DOES THE INSTITUTION ENSURE THAT
PEOPLE KNOW ABOUT ANY GENDER AND
GBV INITIATIVES AND ACTIVITIES?
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• Under the human rights program the organization


advocate and raise awareness activities on fighting
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gender based violence, the young women Christian


association(YWCA )also conducts outreach activities in
communities on various topical issues affecting the
women, children and the vulnerable
• We also have the school outreach program which involve
the students to spearhead as they are the most affected
and media sensitization.

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Is there a high level gender champion?

• We the executive director


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ARE GENDER AND GBV CONCERNS AND
RESPONSIBILITIES FOR BOTH WOMEN AND
MEN? HOW ARE THEY INVOLVED?
• As much as we are mitigating gender based
violence against women and children, we
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work with men as change agents to prevent


gender based violence under the young
women Christian association (YWCA )men’s
network program.
• As for women we have program with the school
which is called the safe space looking at the
fight against gender based violence (GBV)

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ARE THEIR DEDICATED RESOURCES,
INCLUDING HUMAN AND FINANCIAL
RESOURCES FOR GENDER
MAINSTREAMING?
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• The organization has human resource and


material resources to conduct gender based
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violence (GBV )activities but mainly from our


cooperating partner. eg international donors
like the UN TRUST FUND.

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MONITORING AND EVALUATION

We carry out quarterly and monthly


monitoring visits for our programs and


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evaluate progress by physically


checking on the projects .we receive
monthly reports from all project
program.

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WHAT RESULTS HAVE BEEN ACHIEVED?

• YWCA has successfully managed to


establish main drop in centre's in 8 of
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the Zambian provinces.


• We have received on average 1500 cases
in a year

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IMPACT (BASED ON THE SADC PROTOCOL
TARGETS)
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• We are addressing target number 6 which


address gender based violence (GBV).
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• We promote and uphold human rights


among women ,children and youths as
well as vulnerable people in the
community.

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SUSTAINABILITY AND REPLICATION

• Yes. The government can take up the initiative to


also reach out to the community make sure
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that Zambian citizens are aware of GBV

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LESSONS LEARNED

• Gender based violence(GBV)is vast and male


involvement have come on board to end and
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prevent it.
• Women are now reporting domestic violence
• The government have now put stiff polices are
across to punish the perpetrators. Like
defilement is 15years minimum in Zambia.

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ANY QUESTIONS?
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RICHARD NAWA .YOUNG WOMEN


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CHRISTIAN ASSOCIATION COUNSIL Of

ZAMBIA. +06 0979392406.

Email:richard.nawa@gmail.com

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