Monitors the implementation and enforcement of regional and international instruments, as well as resolutions and declarations adopted by various regional and international bodies. Retrieves, documents and keenly monitors progresses and constraints in the areas of legal reform. Focuses mainly on three thematic areas: participation of women in public and political decision-making, violence against women and women’s economic rights with a specific focus on the right to land.
Ms. Thokozile Ruzvidzo
African Centre for Gender and Social Development (ACGS)
United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA)
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Tel: +251 11 5 443448
Fax: +251 11 5 512785
To work towards “A More Child-friendly and Accountable Africa.” by engaging with Governments constructively by showing the gaps in policy and practice, and by providing support and showcasing lessons from good practices.
Conduct public education campaigns, policy development and advocacy, coalition building, research, and training and technical assistance. Concerned with creating access to information on girls and young women rights or related issues through interaction, advocacy, documentation, education, networking for positive change. Focus on the needy
Promote people-centered development.
fairness and justice between women
and men and amoung the vulnerable
and marginalized in their society. Their
main objective is to create an
enabling environment for the
improvement of the situation of
women abd children and the
eradication of social injustices.
International Center for Transitional Justice (ICTJ)
After the post-election violence, conducted interviews with SGBV survivors together with what the government had done about it and prepared briefs on recommendations on what the government can do in pursuit of redress
Promoting community support groups and networks of people living with HIV, and partnerships with PLHIV organisations.
Operationalise HIV and Workplace policy for all staff and volunteers. Advocate against gender inequalities, sexual and gender based violence.
Operate pre-schools and vocational training centres. It also holds conferences to discuss topics such as human rights, rule of law, democracy, elections, HIV/AIDS, gender issues and human resource development.
PO Box 1340 Maseru 100 Lesotho. Tel:+266 5886 4462
The Ministry of Gender and Child Development is
committed to protect and promote women’s rights,
curb gender-based violence and reduce gender
inequalities by making progressive changes to legislation
to strengthen the protective environment.