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1 SADC GENDER PROTOCOL ALLIANCE IN SOUTH AFRICA WHAT IS NOT COUNTED DOES NOT COUNT!

2 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

3 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

4 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

5 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 summit  Advocacy – national

6 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  Civil society strengthening: Roadmap to Equality- best practise, engaging with regional structures.  M and E: continues to be a watchdog.

7 How used: information/advocacy  Translation into 23 languages.  DVD and Radio kits.  Commentary service, supplements during summits.  work: case study of coalition building, presented SADC- CNGO.

8 Costing and implementation

9 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

10 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 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 years left to attainment of the National Development Plan Vision 2030.

11 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

12 Local/ provinceDate of Workshop Women in local government conference 1-2 August Gauteng 7-8 August 2013 Free State August 2013 Mpumalanga August 2013 North West August 2013 Kwa-Zulu Natal August 2013 Western Cape August 2013 Limpopo August 2013 Northern Cape 2 September 2013 Eastern Cape 4-5 September 2013 Proposed workshop dates

13 The year passed…Female leadership and the impact of South African women

14 Stepping up the pressure

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