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SECOND ANNUAL SOUTHERN AFRICA LOCAL

GOVERNMENT AND GENDER JUSTICE


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

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

ADVOCACY
WHAT ROLE HAS THE LEADER PLAYED
IN CHAMPIONING GENDER AND GBV
ACTIVITIES?
• I plan and organize gender
workshops in the community, at
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my work place and in small


Christian communities.

ADVOCACY
HOW HAS THE LEADER INFLUENCED
THE LEVEL OF BUY IN AND
INVOLVEMENT OF MANAGEMENT?
• I have been interacting with
workers and management at my
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work place. At Church level I


interact with other interfaith
denominations even youths in
small Christian communities.

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IS THE LEADER KNOWN WITHIN THE
INSTITUTION, COMMUNITY, ETC FOR
ADVOCATING FOR ISSUES OF GENDER
AND GBV?
• Yes, I am well known within the community
for my involvement in Church activities for
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example: I conduct workshops and train


women in various skills. I am also a Union
leader at Luanshya Municipal Council, I am
a vice chairperson of Zambia Union of Local
Authority workers (ZULAWU).

ADVOCACY
WHAT TIMES DOES THE LEADER
DEVOTE TO THIS WORK? IS IT PAID OR
VOLUNTARY?
• I do it during working hours or
after work on voluntary basis.
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HOW HAS THE LEADER HELPED TO
POPULARISE GENDER AND GBV
ACTIVITIES AND INITIATIVES IN THE
WORKPLACE?
• Through meetings and workshops.
Even at my own time I visit
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families who have sick family


members in hospitals and in
homes in my community.

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WHAT RESULTS HAVE BEEN ACHIEVED?
HOW IS THIS LINKED TO PERSONAL
CONTRIBUTIONS OF THE LEADER?
• Women in the community and at my workplace
are now ready for projects to empower
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themselves. At Luanshya Municipal Council we


have introduced, the commemoration of
International Women’s Day and all women and
some men participate.
• We have also formed a club called Tandizo-
meaning ‘Helping’. The club involves both male
and female workers who contribute monies
monthly to help their families when they are sick
and when they have funerals.

ADVOCACY
SHORT STORY OR ANECDOTE THAT
ILLUSTRATES THE PASSION OF THE
LEADER
• I have among others helped a widow of Mikomfwa
in Luanshya who was a victim of property
grabbing which left the family suffering. I helped
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the widow, Ms Safi Kakompe, with some money


to start a business and as at now she is able to
take her children to school and sustain the family
through the same business.

• END OF PRESENTATION: THANK YOU

ADVOCACY
ANY QUESTIONS?
LEADERSHIP

Contact : Theresa Lesa


Library Assistant
Luanshya Municipal Council
P.O Box 90140
Mobile +260 963 387 331.

ADVOCACY