Our Motivation:
In this year's elections in Zambia, more women must be elected to represent the Zambian people and usher in an era of pro-poor policy making! Viva Progressive Change, Viva Women!

FAILURE OF 50/50 FEMALE REPRESENTATION IN ZAMBIAN PARLIAMENT

August 16, 2014

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Sara Hlupekile Longwe Women are lowly represented in all decision making positions because of the entrenched belief of male supremacy (patriarchy) in our Zambian constitutions, customs, traditions, religions, politics and practices. Thus, any woman who tries to enter into politics faces all of these forms of patriarchal discrimination against women. For example, in the 2011 […]

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Rocky Road From Beijing

August 13, 2014

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The Rocky Road from Beijing Sara Hlupekile Longwe Three years before the 1995 UN Fourth World Conference on Women I happened to be at a meeting in Vienna where the venue for the conference was being discussed. Beijing had been proposed but this was vehemently opposed by many of the Western delegates. They argued that […]

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“Against the Law: Indigenous Feminism and the Nation-State”

October 11, 2013

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                 Against the Law: Indigenous Feminism and the Nation-State   Andrea Smith[i][1]   Abstract The Native feminist theorizing advocated in thus article points to the importance of looking at Native organizing and Native Studies – and by extension ethnic studies as well – as going beyond an intellectual commitment to a politics of […]

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First Woman to Head SADC Secretariat

September 20, 2013

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Southern African News Features SANF 13 no 32, September 2013  ___________________________________________   Ready to take the integration agenda forward – new SADC chief   SADC has appointed a new Executive Secretary, Dr Stergomena L. Tax from the United Republic of Tanzania. Tax is no stranger to regional integration, which is the cornerstone of the development agenda […]

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Women in Cabinet Around the World

September 17, 2013

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NB: Zambia with 4 full women cabinet ministers would be between Zimbabwe and Egypt in the graph above.

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Zimbabwean Women Protest Low Number of Cabinet Slots

September 16, 2013

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Zimbabwean Women Protest Low Number of Cabinet Slots Sebastian Mhofu September 12, 2013 HARARE — Women’s groups in Zimbabwe have responded angrily to President Robert Mugabe’s decision to appoint just three women to his 26-seat Cabinet.  Defending his decision, Mugabe says women must do better in elections to be eligible for Cabinet posts.  Women say the […]

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Botswana Women Win Landmark Right to Inherit Under Customary Law

September 16, 2013

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Botswana Women Win Landmark Right to Inherit Under Customary Law By Lisa Anderson,  4 September 2013                  Photo:                   World Bank                   A woman holds her baby in Botswana. A Botswana court made history Tuesday by upholding the right of women to inherit under customary law and rejecting the tradition of males as sole heirs, according to […]

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