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Summit and awards for gender equality drivers

Outstanding individuals and organisations that have excelled in promoting gender equality in society will this month be recognized and rewarded at a summit organised by Gender Links.

Addressing journalists on Wednesday, Gender Links, Country Manager, Priscilla Maposa said the summit to be held in Harare under the theme: 50/50 by 2030: Empower Women, End Violence will provide a platform for knowledge dissemination and sharing of best practices across the SADC region.

“The summit will promote discussion and reflection on what works to end gender violence, as part of the 2016 16 days of activism campaign

“We will also use the summit to launch the SADC Gender Protocol Barometer and the Gender and Media Progress Study,” said Maposa.

She added that the summit will also be a platform to acknowledge and affirm survivors of gender based violence who are reclaiming their lives.

During the summit, individuals and organisations who have championed the Post 2015 SADC Gender Protocol and Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) targets at local and national level.

The categories for the awards include Gender Drivers of Change, Project Based Practice Award and Centres of Excellence for Gender in Local Government among others.

The summit will bring together local women organisations, Ministries of Women Affairs, Gender and Community Development as well as Local Government, Public Works and National Housing for a five day session that will deliberate on a cross section of issues affecting women in Zimbabwe.

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