Female councilors from Zambia, Malawi, Zim gather in Lusaka

90
1068

FEMALE councilors from Zambia, Malawi and Zimbabwe have gathered in Lusaka for a three-day regional meeting to share notes on how they can be effective leaders as well as increase women’s participation in leadership roles.

The meeting is expected to tackle a wide range of issues including lobbying, financing, support mobilization for females in or vying for leadership positions and the challenges they may face and and how to deal with them.

The conference themed: “Creating regional learning, networks towards achieving gender equality in local government” has been convened by HIVOS who by this hope to promote equal and meaningful participation of women in decision making.

HIVOS manager for women empowerment in Zambia Ketty Simasiku said the purpose of the meetimg was to enhance capacity and participation for women.

“HIVOS is trying to share knowledge on how to retain seats and also to encourage women who are aspiring to be councilors,” she explained.

Discussing strategies to achieve equal representation (50:50) is also on the on the agenda for the meeting.

On the second day of the conference, participants will also be taken on field trips in different wards of Lusaka.

The Zambian minister of gender Elizabeth Phiri opened the conference on Tuesday morning with a message of encouragement for the participants.

Phiri hoped that the conference will impact positively in addressing the challenges that hinder women from participating in politics.

“There are many factors that hinder women from political participation, ranging from patriarchal systems, social, religious and cultural norm. Further, institutional, structural or policy-based barriers and political violence make it difficult for women to break into the male-dominated world of politics,” the minister observed.

She also cited limited financial resources for campaigns, low public opinion of women leaders, low self esteem and lower expectations of women in political office as some other reasons that stood in the way of women’s way to leadership positions.

The minister however, noted that it was important to empower women councilors in order to achieve the desired result.

She noted that women remained under represented in key-making positions, especially those in political offices more than two decades after signing the Beijing platform for action in 1995.

“Without the active participation of women and incorporation of women’s perspectives at all levels of decision-making, sustainable development goal number five will not be achieved,” she said.

Phiri urged participants to make use of the conference to learn from one another and increase the numbers of women in leadership.

90 COMMENTS

  1. Hey! I just wanted to ask if you ever have any issues with hackers?
    My last blog (wordpress) was hacked and I ended up losing many months of hard work due to no data backup.

    Do you have any methods to protect against hackers?

  2. Hello! Would you mind if I share your blog with my zynga group?
    There’s a lot of folks that I think would really enjoy your
    content. Please let me know. Thanks

  3. Hi, i feel that i saw you visited my blog so i came to return the favor?.I am trying to to find issues to improve my web
    site!I assume its good enough to make use of some of your ideas!!

  4. Greetings, I do think your site might be having web browser compatibility problems.
    When I take a look at your website in Safari, it looks fine however when opening
    in Internet Explorer, it has some overlapping issues.
    I merely wanted to provide you with a quick heads up!
    Aside from that, excellent site!

  5. Hi there! I know this is kinda off topic but I’d figured
    I’d ask. Would you be interested in trading links or maybe guest authoring a blog post or vice-versa?
    My site goes over a lot of the same topics as yours and I
    feel we could greatly benefit from each other. If you’re interested feel
    free to send me an e-mail. I look forward to hearing from you!
    Great blog by the way!

  6. Write more, thats all I have to say. Literally, it
    seems as though you relied on the video to make your point.
    You obviously know what youre talking about, why throw away your intelligence on just posting videos to your blog when you could be giving us something informative to read?

  7. I like the valuable information you provide in your articles.
    I’ll bookmark your weblog and check again here frequently.
    I’m quite certain I will learn plenty of new stuff right here!
    Best of luck for the next!

  8. I’m not that much of a online reader to be honest but your sites really nice, keep it up!
    I’ll go ahead and bookmark your website to come back in the future.

    All the best

  9. Thank you a bunch for sharing this with all of us you actually realize what you are speaking
    about! Bookmarked. Please additionally visit my website =).
    We will have a link change arrangement among us

  10. hey there and thank you for your information –
    I’ve definitely picked up anything new from right here. I did however expertise some technical
    points using this website, since I experienced to reload the site many times
    previous to I could get it to load correctly.
    I had been wondering if your web hosting is OK? Not that I am complaining,
    but sluggish loading instances times will often affect your placement
    in google and could damage your high-quality score if advertising and marketing with Adwords.
    Well I am adding this RSS to my e-mail and can look out
    for a lot more of your respective interesting content.
    Ensure that you update this again soon.

  11. I’m really loving the theme/design of your blog.
    Do you ever run into any internet browser compatibility issues?
    A couple of my blog audience have complained about my site not working correctly in Explorer but looks great
    in Safari. Do you have any recommendations to help fix this issue?

  12. Definitely believe that which you said. Your favorite justification appeared to be on the web the simplest thing to be aware of. I say to you, I certainly get annoyed while people consider worries that they plainly don’t know about. You managed to hit the nail upon the top and also defined out the whole thing without having side-effects , people could take a signal. Will probably be back to get more. Thanks

  13. Thanks for your blog post. A few things i would like to bring up is that laptop or computer memory needs to be purchased but if your computer still can’t cope with anything you do by using it. One can deploy two good old ram boards of 1GB each, in particular, but not certainly one of 1GB and one having 2GB. One should look for the company’s documentation for one’s PC to be certain what type of memory space is needed.

  14. http://www.spotnewstrend.com is a trusted latest USA News and global news provider. Spotnewstrend.com website provides latest insights to new trends and worldwide events. So keep visiting our website for USA News, World News, Financial News, Business News, Entertainment News, Celebrity News, Sport News, NBA News, NFL News, Health News, Nature News, Technology News, Travel News.

  15. Nice post. I was checking constantly this blog and I am impressed! Extremely helpful information specifically the last part 🙂 I care for such information a lot. I was looking for this particular information for a very long time. Thank you and best of luck.

  16. It?s really a nice and helpful piece of info. I am glad that you shared this useful information with us. Please keep us informed like this. Thanks for sharing.

  17. Thanks for your content. One other thing is that if you are promoting your property all on your own, one of the troubles you need to be aware of upfront is when to deal with property inspection records. As a FSBO owner, the key towards successfully shifting your property along with saving money with real estate agent commissions is awareness. The more you already know, the softer your sales effort will probably be. One area where this is particularly significant is home inspections.

  18. Attractive part of content. I just stumbled upon your weblog and in accession capital to claim that I acquire actually loved account your blog posts. Any way I?ll be subscribing for your feeds or even I success you get entry to persistently quickly.

  19. http://www.spotnewstrend.com is a trusted latest USA News and global news trend provider. Spotnewstrend.com website provides latest insights to new trends and worldwide events. So keep visiting our website for USA News, World News, Financial News, Business News, Entertainment News, Celebrity News, Sport News, NBA News, NFL News, Health News, Nature News, Technology News, Travel News.

  20. I’m in awe of the author’s ability to make complicated concepts approachable to readers of all backgrounds. This article is a testament to his expertise and dedication to providing valuable insights. Thank you, author, for creating such an captivating and insightful piece. It has been an absolute pleasure to read!

  21. I’ve learned many important things via your post. I would also like to say that there may be situation in which you will make application for a loan and don’t need a co-signer such as a National Student Support Loan. But if you are getting a borrowing arrangement through a conventional bank then you need to be made ready to have a cosigner ready to assist you to. The lenders can base any decision over a few aspects but the largest will be your credit rating. There are some lenders that will in addition look at your work history and make a decision based on that but in many instances it will be based on on your ranking.

  22. I have been exploring for a little for any high quality articles or blog posts on this sort of area . Exploring in Yahoo I at last stumbled upon this website. Reading this information So i?m happy to convey that I have a very good uncanny feeling I discovered exactly what I needed. I most certainly will make sure to don?t forget this site and give it a look on a constant basis.

  23. Great post. I was checking continuously this blog and I’m inspired! Extremely helpful information specially the final section 🙂 I deal with such info a lot. I was looking for this certain information for a very lengthy time. Thanks and best of luck.

  24. Thanks for the new things you have uncovered in your short article. One thing I would like to touch upon is that FSBO human relationships are built with time. By presenting yourself to the owners the first weekend their FSBO will be announced, prior to masses start out calling on Wednesday, you develop a good association. By sending them equipment, educational supplies, free reports, and forms, you become the ally. By subtracting a personal fascination with them along with their circumstance, you generate a solid interconnection that, on many occasions, pays off when the owners decide to go with an adviser they know and also trust — preferably you actually.

  25. Hi there, I found your blog via Google while searching for a related topic, your web site came up, it looks great. I’ve bookmarked it in my google bookmarks.

  26. Thanks for your write-up. One other thing is that if you are disposing your property yourself, one of the concerns you need to be conscious of upfront is when to deal with property inspection records. As a FSBO supplier, the key towards successfully switching your property and also saving money on real estate agent revenue is information. The more you are aware of, the simpler your home sales effort are going to be. One area where by this is particularly important is assessments.

  27. I have really noticed that fixing credit activity has to be conducted with techniques. If not, you might find yourself damaging your rating. In order to be successful in fixing your credit ranking you have to take care that from this moment in time you pay any monthly expenses promptly before their timetabled date. It’s really significant since by not accomplishing so, all other methods that you will decide on to improve your credit rating will not be efficient. Thanks for discussing your strategies.

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here