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Last Week at a Glance Issue 47
November 23, 2010
The 16 Days
of Activism Against Gender Violence is an international campaign
that originated from the first Women's Global Leadership Institute
sponsored by the Center for Women's Global Leadership in 1991. It
takes place in the period 25 November and 10 December to raise awareness
around gender based violence. Women's Coalition of Zimbabwe
joins the rest of the world in commemorating the 16 days of Activism
under the local theme "Structures of Violence: Defining Safety
and Security for Women and Girls". The important days to take
note of are November 25, International Day Against Violence Against
Women and December 10, International Human Rights Day, in order
to symbolically link violence against women and human rights and
to emphasize that such violence is a violation of human rights.
This 16-day period also highlights other significant dates including
November 29, International Women Human Rights Defenders Day, December
1, World AIDS Day, and December 6, which marks the Anniversary of
the Montreal Massacre.
for 16 Days of Actvism
is conducting celebration meetings with its Constituency Consultative
Forum (Members of Parliament ) and Ward Consultative under this
year's 'STRUCTURES OF VIOLENCE - DEFINING SAFETY
AND SECURITY FOR WOMEN AND GIRLS' . This year's theme
resonates very well with WiPSU's preparations for the proposed
2011 elections. WiPSU
will convene Constituency Consultative Meetings with Members of
Parliament in Makokoba, Bulawayo Central, Kuwadzana and Mufakose.
The Ward Consultative Meetings will be convened in Masvingo Ward
12, Ward 9 and Matobo. These meetings are a platform to create awareness
on the impact of violence on women candidates, women voters and
their families and to ensure a non-violent atmosphere before and
after elections so that women can actively participate in political
processes and also acquire leadership positions.
Academic Symposium on Tuesday 23 November 2010 at 0800hrs at the
Women's University in Africa Auditorium. On the 24th of November
2010, the Gender Forum will convene a GBV/HIV & AIDS Fair at
1000hrs at the National Art Gallery.
Women Writers celebrates 20 years!
Women Writers celebrated 20 years in existence on the 18th of November
2010 at the Zimbabwe Germany Society. The ceremony was characterized
by speeches and presentations on women in writing in Zimbabwe over
the last 2 decades. It was a time to meet, reflect and map the future
for women writers.
- CEDAW Shadow Reporting Preparatory meeting
More than 23 participants attended the CEDAW Shadow Reporting preparatory
meeting at the Crowne Plaza on Friday 19 November 2010. The objectives
of the meeting were to raise awareness on the shadow reporting process
and to build consensus on the process for shadow reporting for Zimbabwean
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