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Last week at glance - Issue 35
Women's Coalition of Zimbabwe
June 08, 2010

WCoZ wins the Betty Plewes Award

WCoZ is proud to inform its membership, stakeholders and funding partners that it won this year's Betty Plewes Award after being short listed with organizations from Mali and Zambia. The Fund was created by the Canadian Crossroads Iinternational (CCI) Board of Directors to honour the contribution made by Betty Plewes while President - CEO of CCI. The purpose of the Fund is to award an African non-governmental organization engaged in research and policy development on issues of priority to women. WCoZ received the award for its role and contributions to the passing of the Domestic Violence Act. The award recognizes our combined efforts as a network in lobbying, advocating and raising awareness of the Domestic Violence Act.

25 WCoZ members train in Basic ICT and Social Media Twenty five members of the WCoZ were recently trained in Basic ICT and Social Media. The 2 day training was facilitated by EKOWISA a member of WCoZ and provided the participants drawn from both the organization and individual membership with following experiences;

  • Identification of gaps in ICT (information, communication and technology)
  • Understanding and using electronic networking tools such as the use of skype · Contextual background to social media tools such as blogs, wikis, and face book
  • A 'space' where non-profit practitioners could experiment and came to grips with the tools in practical session.

At the end of the 2 day training the participants understood the purpose and importance of using ICT in programming activities.

Gender Support Programme (GSP) - 2010 Call for Proposals

UNIFEM has announced the 2010 call for proposals for the GSP, a multi-donor initiative dedicated to the advancement of gender equality, equity and women's empowerment in Zimbabwe at local and national levels. All applications should be submitted by Friday 25 June 2010 at 1200hrs and a meeting will be convened for questions on the call for proposals on Thursday 10 June 2010 at 1400 hrs at the WCoZ offices (9 Edmonds Road, Belvedere). To apply for the grant refer to the UNIFEM Application Guidelines on how to send proposals from their website:

Up Coming Events

WCoZ Strategic Plan Review Retreat is now planned for the 16th and 17th of June 2010 at a venue to be advised. The strategic plann is a living document and WCoZ would like all membership to examine the document and evaluate its relevance and areas that need strengthening. Please contact the office to confirm your attendance. We are inviting directors or their deputies for this meeting and chapters will send their coordinators.

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