Presentation on theme: "SADC GENDER PROTOCOL ALLIANCE IN SOUTH AFRICA WHAT IS NOT COUNTED DOES NOT COUNT!"— Presentation transcript:
SADC GENDER PROTOCOL ALLIANCE IN SOUTH AFRICA WHAT IS NOT COUNTED DOES NOT COUNT!
What is the SA Gender Protocol Alliance 40 national and regional NGOS campaigned for Protocol, ratification, implementation. 6 clusters 14 country networks. SAWID-South Africa country network
Regional overall Coordinating NGO - Gender Links Regional overall Coordinating NGO - Gender Links Gender & Economic Justice – Zimbabwe Women Resource Centre Network Gender & Governance – Women in Politics Support Unit Gender & Media – Gender and Media Southern Africa Network Gender Based Violence – Western Cape Network on Violence against women Constitution & Legal Rights – Women in Law Southern Africa Trust Sexual & Reproductive Rights, HIV & AIDS - SAFAIDS M ozambiqu e – GEMSA- Mozambiq ue DRC - UCOFEM L esotho – WLSA Lesotho M adagascar - FPFP Malawi – NGO Gender Coordinati ng Network Malawi – NGO Gender Coordinati ng Network Mauritius – MWO – GEMSA Zimbabwe – Women’s Coalition Namibia – NANGOF Botswana- BOCONGO South Africa – South African Women in Dialogue Swaziland - WILDAF Tanzania - TGNP Zambia – NGOCC (WLSA Zambia) Seychelles – GEM PLUS Peace building and conflict resolution – Institute of Security Studies
South African Women in Dialogue (SAWID) - Focal network Gender Links (GL)- Technical Support to SAWID Educat ion & trainin g- Mens Sector- Gender & Econom ic Justice - Gender & Govern ance - Faith Based organis ations- Gende r Based Violen ce- Constit ution & Legal rights- Sexual Reprod uctive rights, HIV & AIDS- Care work- Peace building & conflict resolution - Eastern Cape Free State Gauteng Limpopo Mpumalan ga Northern Cape Wester n Cape Kwa-Zulu Natal North West ANNEX C HOW THE ALLAINCE WORKS IN SOUTH AFRICA 10 Themes of the Protocol from provincial level to make national Alliance Theme Champi ons from provinc es Eduacti on & training Gender &econo mic Justice Gender& Governan ce GBV Constitut ional & Legal rights Sexual rep rights, HIV/AID S Care work Peace building & conflict res Mens sector Faith based orgs One Champion per theme to represent provincial cluster
SGP and Alliance in SA SGP adopted in SA Ratified but instruments not deposited Key in Climate Change campaign MOU with SAWID GL – full time officer for SA Draft Barometer SADC Protocol @Work summit Advocacy – national
Achievements of the Alliance Getting the SADC Protocol and Development adopted in record time. Unique sub-regional instrument that enhances MDG 3 through 28 targets to be achieved by 2015. Civil society strengthening: Roadmap to Equality- best practise, engaging with regional structures. M and E: continues to be a watchdog.
How used: information/advocacy Translation into 23 languages. DVD and Radio kits. Commentary service, supplements during summits. Protocol @ work: case study of coalition building, presented SADC- CNGO.
Gender and Climate Change Living documents Pushing the envelope Making this instrument serve the people of the SADC region Demanding that our ministers get out of the box Draft addendum - Barometer
Countdown to 2015: The significance 2013 Centenary to the first Anti- pass march in Bloemfontein by women. South African Women in Dialogues (SAWID) 10th Birthday celebration 2014 National elections. 60 years since the Women’s Charter Vision 2014-National Plan of Action and Government’s Corporate Governance System South Africa celebrates 20 years of democracy. 2015 Target date for the SADC Gender Protocol South Africa celebrates 21 years of democracy. Half-way milestone on the African Women’s Decade. Deadline for Millennium Development Goal 3. 15 years left to attainment of the National Development Plan Vision 2030.
Women Demand Action Now!! Countdown to 2015!! August – Women’s month Workshops in nine provinces Enlist champions for the targets of the Protocol Barometer Poverty Infrastructure
Local/ provinceDate of Workshop Women in local government conference 1-2 August Gauteng 7-8 August 2013 Free State 12-13 August 2013 Mpumalanga 14-15 August 2013 North West 20-21 August 2013 Kwa-Zulu Natal 22-23 August 2013 Western Cape 27-28 August 2013 Limpopo 29-30 August 2013 Northern Cape 2 September 2013 Eastern Cape 4-5 September 2013 Proposed workshop dates
The year passed…Female leadership and the impact of South African women