ISBN 9780639814810
Pages 288
Dimensions 280 x 216mm
Illustrations Colour Illustrations and Colour Photographs
Published 2019
Publisher Gender Links, South Africa
Format Paperback

SADC Gender Protocol 2019 Barometer

by Colleen Lowe Morna, Kubi Rama, Shamiso Chigorimbo

Scoring another goal for gender equality, the 2019 Southern African Development Community (SADC) Gender Protocol Barometer breaks with past tradition in focusing solely on Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights. Measuring 100 indicators across seven themes, the Barometer is the first civil society shadow report on SADC’s new SRHR Strategy Score Card, ranking countries based on their performance, while offering detailed analysis and insights into what is changing and still needs to change. The no-hold-barred #VoiceandChoice Barometer features the first stand-along chapters on Adolescent Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights, Safe Abortion, and Sexual Diversity. It provides the data that underpins 40 national campaigns led the focal networks of the Southern African Gender Protocol Alliance, and 174 local campaigns led by the Centres of Excellence for Gender in Local Government. A must read for all those committed to Action and Results for Agenda 2030 in the SADC region.

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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.

Kubi Rama

Kubi Rama (South Africa) is Gender Links’ Chief of Operations. She is the former CEO of the Gender and Media Southern Africa (GEMSA) Network. Prior to joining Gender Links, Kubi served at the Department of Journalism (Durban Institute of Technology) as a senior lecturer. Past work experience includes co-ordinating the Durban Media Training Forum, marketing manager of the Career Information Centre and the chairperson of the regional South African Health Workers Congress. She is currently completing her masters in Cultural and Media Studies at the former University of Natal. She holds an honours degree in Cultural and Media Studies and a bachelors degree in law, both from the former University of Natal. Rama updated the GBV chapter of this report.

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