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SECOND ANNUAL SOUTHERN AFRICA LOCAL GOVERNMENT AND

GENDER JUSTICE
SUMMIT AND AWARDS
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28 – 30 MARCH 2011
KOPANONG HOTEL, JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA
“365 DAYS OF LOCAL ACTION TO END GENDER VIOLENCE:
HALVE GENDER VIOLENCE BY 2015”

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Introduction
• Name: RAVALORIAKA
• First name: Robert Eva Monique
• Nationality: Malagasy
 MAYOR OF THE RURAL COUNCIL OF
MANJAKANDRIANA, ANALAMANGA REGION, MADAGASCAR

 BRIEF MONOGRAPHY OF THE


COUNCIL

• Surface: 71 km2
• Population: 25 000 inhabitants, 68% are women and children;
90% are peasants (agricultors, breeders or forest
exploitants)
• Localisation: Manjakandriana is located at 45 kilometers from
the capital city, a council you must pass through to go to
WHAT IS THE LEVEL OF BUY IN AND INVOLVEMENT
OF MANAGEMENT AND POLITICIANS IN THE COE
PROCESS?
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• Signature of the Protocol of agreement


between the council of Manjakandriana
and Gender Links, based on the
promotion of gender equality and
equity.
• Actual application of its elements from
the council to the levelof the villages.

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HAS THE COE COMPLETED STAGES 1 – 6?
INDICATE TIME - FRAMES
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 YES
• Stage 1: 7 May 2010: gender approach
• Stage 2: 7 May 2010: audit and control by Gender Links,
meeting with the staff of the council
• Stage 3: 22-24 November 2010: workshop for the
establishment of an action plan.
• Stage 4: 10 December 2010: awareness raising within
quarters
• Stage 5: activities in progress
• Stage 6: 10 December 2010: celebration of the closure of
16days.

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Closure of sixteen days
campaign

Sensitization

Assistance
SENSITIZATION
IS THERE A HIGH LEVEL GENDER CHAMPION?
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 YES
There is a high level gender champion in
the rural council of Manjakandriana
Name: RAVALORIAKA

Surnames: Eva Monique Robert

Contact details: omnisdprh@moov.mg

MAYOR OF THE COUNCIL

(collective marriage, couple n°199)

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DOES THE COE HAVE A GENDER AND GBV
ACTION PLAN? IS IT BEING IMPLEMENTED?
• Progressive reduction of violence against women and children:
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Ø Establishment of committees in different levels to check the


diverse manifestations of violence
• Giving legal papers to women and children
Ø Acts of birth…
• Promotion of women’s Rights
Ø Training on Rights, collective marriage…
• Reduction of factors favoring violence
Ø Public lamp, clearing of roads, near drinking water.
• Women empowerment
Ø Training and creation of employment for single mothers,
handicaped women, widowers…
• Collaboration with the different technical services.
Ø Health and education: fight against AIDS, family planning.

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ACCOMPLISHMENTS
• The most vulnerable are granted houses
 Model
of house
EVERYDAY NEEDS
• Proximative drinkingwater Public
lamp
WOMEN VOLUNTEERS FOR THE
FIGHT AGAINST VIOLENCE
ARE GENDER AND GBV CONCERNS AND
RESPONSIBILITIES FOR BOTH WOMEN AND MEN?
HOW ARE THEY INVOLVED?
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• Equal sharing of responsibilities (sensitization,


action…) between men and women in all
activities related to gender issue
• Invitation of men in every activity linked with
gender and especially violence against
women.
• Placing of equal numbers of committees in all
levels of the council.
• Taking into account gender issue in every
activity and decisions to be taken
(recruitement, election, infrastructure…)

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Men and women together for
the national duty of tree
planting
Members of committee within
a quarter
ARE THEIR DEDICATED RESOURCES, INCLUDING
HUMAN AND FINANCIAL RESOURCES FOR GENDER
MAINSTREAMING?
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• Human ressources
-BE: 05 + PC:23 + CC:07 +CQ:48 + QM:12O + volunteers :97 = 300

persons (mission: sensitization, communication, control and


monitoring)
• Financial ressources
CC: 1 976 400+ BE: 792 000 + CQ,QM: 9 708 000 + PCC: 96 000 = 12

572 000 Ar (11 000 Euros)


• In that way, the totalities of the amount received


during civil marriages are allocated to the
expenses related to the fight against GBV.
Every year, 150 marriages are celebrated.
• It was also decided by the committee that a
rising of fund would be organised twice a year
for the same purpose.

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RESOURCEFULNESS? OTHER FINANCIAL, HUMAN
AND OTHER RESOURCES MOBILISED?
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• Financial ressource: donations (NGOs


and enterprises partners of the council:
an enterprise producer of petrol,
textile…)
• Social institutions

NAME OF GOOD PRACTISE


EXAMPLES
MONITORING AND EVALUATION
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 Monthly meeting
• Within communal committees (every first Monday of the month)
• Within quarters (every first Wednesday of the month)

 Written report

• From villages to quarters and from quarters to the council and


so on.
• When a problem occurs, every entity try to find effective
solutions in reference with the program pre-established.
• Corrective measures are taken according to data collected on
field.

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Attestation
WHAT RESULTS HAVE BEEN ACHIEVED?
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• People integrate voluntarily the


committee.
• Reduction of 50% of violence against
women(can be seen through the report)
• Decreasing of complaints deposited
within quarters and the council
• Improvment of women’s way of life.

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IMPACT (BASED ON THE SADC PROTOCOL
TARGETS)
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• Bring palpable change in social


behaviour(stereotypes).
• General awareness raising on the role of
women in the society.
• Engagament and involvement of women in
the fields of predilection of men.
• Men’s acceptance on the emancipation of
women.
• Acceptance of the complementarity of men
and women.

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SUSTAINABILITY AND REPLICATION
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• General mobilization for the cause


• Progressive increase of the followers
• Recognition of the bad sides of a society
dominated by men.
• Sensitization- control- monitoring

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LESSONS LEARNED
 A very positive change is observed in the
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rural council of Manjakandriana thanks to


Gender Links’ assistance.
• Women are more and more interested in
jobs formerly devoted to men.
• Women’s activities are no more based on
domestic tasks, they begin to take
more responsibilities.
• Women taking responsibilities would
change the world.

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THANK YOU
GENDER LINKS

ANY QUESTIONS?

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