ISBN 9780992243395
Pages 360
Dimensions 280 x 210mm
Illustrations Colour Illustrations
Published 2017
Publisher Gender Links, South Africa
Format Paperback

SADC Gender Protocol 2017 Barometer

by Colleen Lowe Morna, Lucia Makamure, Sifisosami Dube

The SADC Protocol on Gender and Development is the only sub-regional instrument in the world that brings together global and continental commitments to gender equality in one instrument used to enhance accountability. The Southern African Gender Protocol Alliance is a network of country and regional NGOs that campaigned for the Protocol, its updating, implementation and tracking. Originally aligned to the Millennium Development Goals that expired in 2015, SADC Gender Ministers updated the Protocol and aligned it to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), Beijing Plus Twenty and the Africa Agenda 2063 in 2016. In July 2017, the Ministers adopted a Monitoring, Evaluation and Reporting Framework (MERF) that will be the basis of future reporting.

Now in its ninth edition, the 2017 Barometer is the first assessment of the Post-2015 SADC Gender Protocol. Moving with the times, the Alliance has expanded the two main key yardsticks in the Barometer: the SADC Gender and Development Index (SGDI) and the Citizen Score Card (CSC). The Barometer incorporates many MERF and SDG indicators, as well as its own unique measures of voice, choice and control.

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About the Authors

Colleen Lowe Morna

Colleen Lowe Morna (South Africa) is CEO of Gender Links. A South African born in Zimbabwe, Colleen began her career as a journalist specialising in economic and development reporting including as Africa Editor of the New Delhi-based Women's Feature Service.  She joined the Commonwealth Secretariat as a senior researcher on the Africa desk in 1991, and later served as Chief Programme Officer of the Commonwealth Observer Mission to South Africa. Colleen subsequently served as founding CEO of the South African Commission on Gender Equality. A trainer, researcher and writer, Colleen has written extensively on gender issues in Southern Africa. She holds a BA degree in International Relations from Princeton University; Masters in Journalism from Columbia University and certificate in executive management from the London Business School. She has received awards from the Woodrow Wilson School of International Relations; the News women's Club of New York and the Mail and Guardian newspaper in South Africa. In 2007, South Africa's Media Magazine named Colleen runner up in the Media Woman of the Year Award. In 2013, CEO magazine named Colleen the “most influential woman” in South Africa and Africa as a whole in the civil society category. A year later the University of Johannesburg awarded Colleen honorary membership of the Golden Key Association that recognises excellence in academia and public service. Colleen has served as editor-in-chief of all nine Barometers.

Lucia Makamure

Lucia Makamure (Zimbabwe) is the Alliance and Partnerships Officer at Gender Links. She is responsible for coordinating the SADC Gender Protocol Alliance network and the annual SADC Gender Protocol Barometer research. Makamure, who also updated the Education chapter of the regional report joined the organisation in 2011 and is responsible for much of the desktop and administrative follow up and support on this project. Previously she worked for the Zimbabwe Independent as a political reporter. Makamure co-edited the regional barometer report.

Sifisosami Dube

Sifisosami Dube (Zimbabwe) is the Alliance and Partnerships Managerat Gender Links. Sifisosami has been with Gender Links since September 2012 when she joined as the Gender and Governance Manager. Sifisosamiis now manager of the Southern African Gender Protocol Alliance and the annual SADC Gender Protocol Barometer research. Sifisosami holds a BCOM in Entrepreneurship and a Master's in Public Administration and Development Management. She undertook Gender Studies at the University of Pretoria and African Thought Leadership at the Thabo Mbeki African Leadership Institute (TMALI). She is currently studying towards a BA in Law degree with the University of South Africa. Prior to joining Gender Links, Sifisosami worked at CIVICUS, a global civil society network where she led a gender mainstreaming programme. Sifisosami updated the Implementation chapter of the Barometer. She sub-edited several chapters of the Barometer.

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