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CENTRE OF EXCELLENCE

365 DAYS OF LOCAL ACTION TO END VIOLENCE AND

ZIMBABWE LOCAL GOVERNMENT AND GENDER JUSTICE SUMMIT AND AWARDS DATE:23-25 APRIL 2012 VENUE: KOPANOMG HOTEL SOUTH AFRICA

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Welcome to Chegutu Municipality

POLICY FRAMEWORK

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October 2011. Council crafted and adopted the gender policy with the help of Gender Links ZILGA GENDER POLICY ZIM LOCAL GVT. ASOC. RESULT BASED MANAGEMENT MIN. OF LOCAL GVT. RESULT BASED FINANCING- MIN.OF HEALTH-MDGs 5

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GOVERNANCERepresentation

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women are 2/ 15 councillors. None of them hold a position There is a huge gap, however. 2006 marked the paradigm shift to gender mainstreaming in Council as the first ever female senior manager was recruited giving a 1/ 4 males

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GovernanceThere is a registered Residents Trust Board followed by ward committees. Council maintains a profile register for all stakeholders with whom consultations are regularly madeChegutu MunicipalityNSTITUTIONAL - COE

Participation

The two women councillors dominate the chairing of all consultative meetings in the wards as a way of bridging the gap. They make one stop shop to address gender issues of 50/50 HIV/AIDS & GBV awareness. Both men and women are informed of the gender imbalance in the council as displayed during introductions & are urged to take courage and address the position in the forthcoming elections.

Cont.The women councillors, gender champion and the female A/District Administrator initiated the urban farming policy that benefited 200 women. Beneficiaries grow ground cover such as legumes, cowpeas that are recommended for good health They feed on the farm produce as well as cash up from selling surplus produce.Legumes waste provides soil nutrients

Public participationPOLITICIANS NGOs AND LOCAL LEADERSHIP

COMMUNITY STAKEHOLDERS

GOOD GOVERNANCE

MEDIA

COUNCIL

MAINSTREAMING GENDER INTO EXISTING PROGRAMMES

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Only 25% women are in council employment

There is a gender gap. Council is addressing the gap through the job regrading exercise done in preparation for appropriate professional expertise placement. It is council policy that a clause that states equal opportunities for men and women is placed on every advert.Currently council take more women from students on attachment

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MAINSTREAMING GENDER INTO EXISTING PROGRAMMES There is training and development in progress. Women in lower ranks are trained to become drivers.

MAINSTREAMING GENDER INTO EXISTING PROGRAMMESall employees have equal training and development opportunities. Three women in lower ranks are studying for their first degrees one graduated and has been elevated to the post of Admin. Officer The other two have been transferred to Engineering services department Men are now doing the ushering service which were previously dominated by women.

MAINSTREAMING GENDER INTO EXISTING PROGRAMMESGloria is going for a class 2 drivers licence from the tractor. The two ladies are into furniture and herbal manufacturing ventures

MAINSTREAMING GENDER INTO EXISTING PROGRAMMES

in partnership with ISLO an NGO, council trained 40/50 women beneficiaries of a pro poor project as builders and carpenters and they built their own houses. men

Procurement Tenders are publicised, both women and men are given equal opportunity to compete at the same level. There is council policy that all uniforms are supplied by Chegutu clothing factories dominated by women. There are 5/7 are women who were awarded the 2012 uniform supply contract.NSTITUTIONAL - COE

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Climate change and sustainable developmentEvery Head of department spear heads the council priority areas in line with policies in place. Tangible results are; Installation of a 300 000 dollar dedicated power line - upgrading of the water treatment plant which provides -

portable water to stakeholders -Completion of a sewer treatment plant that render services to 800 households that did not have water for 10 years. -Free health services that will ensure zero maternal mortality rate through the (RBF) project The construction and completion of a state of the art primary school in the middle of pro-poor housing schemes.

Climate change and sustainable development Below, the town clerk gives cleanup volunteers accolade and Encourages them to pass on the

sense of responsibility and ownership.

Climate change and sustainable development open spaces have been turned into venue for weddings & other events. 300 trees were planted with the help of Nyaradzo funeral services under the go green Youths take care of planted trees.

Land and housing A draft housing policy is now circulating within all council departments for in put. Its targeted at correcting the gender gap on property ownership. Women are considered in their individual capacity. Joint ownership is inscribed in the policy regardless of marital status. Title deeds have family security close inscribed for protection from selfish siblings after parents die

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Land and housing

12/20 women benefited factory shells given at no cost on B.O.T. a promotion of small to medium enterprises to incubate and graduate to higher Industry levels of economy. Dodhill nurseries national supplier of go green products ,owned by a woman, employees 75% women

Land and housing women benefited 320/600 stands allocated at

no cost to co-operatives to service and construct own houses Pro-poor project Council donated land for a school in same the high density area The woman in the picture is a beneficiary and her children also benefit from the primary school.

The school enrols less privileged children. Catholic sisters subsidise the school requirements for the children. Poverty is no barrier

Water and sanitationThe Engineer visited Japan on a learning expedition of the new technological water and sewer reticulation services. Town Clerk and the Chamber Secretary visited Ghana and Sweden on a programme for

community engagement of Stakeholder participation in policy formulation, implementation and review (STRAP)

Gender based planning is the requisite for a council to be selected on such programs There are 24 boreholes in the 12 wards as water source back-up. At first the committees were chaired by men, but due to rampant vandalism experienced, Council resolved that the ward committees be taken up by women who are more caring.

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Water and sanitation

improved the livelihoods of 800

households that did not have tape water and sanitation services for 10 years. -clean environment and empowered community

Environmental health There are 6 community based workers on council pay roll who monitor TB patients and possible victims. Door to door visits are done and brought for health care attention. Disaggregated statistics of ailments are reported on a monthly basis. The mortality of people living with HIV/AIDs is reduced because of they survive like others. Statistics show that from 2011 to date Chegutu has been 99% free from cholera. Mr Peter Morrison country Director for UNICEF witness the world habitat day at Chegutu.

Environmental healthCouncil involves all schools in the urban area. They too adopted the GBV action Plan and dance to the slogan during16 days of activism.SLOGAN CHEGUTU no Violence no abuse report abusers A five year old sister reported the abuse of her two brothers at a church shrine, the perpetrator was apprehended.

CHEGUTU HIGH SCHOOL Won the Environmental Management Agency Prize for keeping the environment clean

HIV/AIDS and CARE

Sister in-charge agreed work plan

NGO (RBF)AGREEMENT WITH COUNCIL

15 COMMUNITY MEMBER COMMITTEEMONITOR CENTRE DEVELOPEMENTS

FREE HEALTH SERVICE CARE TO COMMUNITY

ZERO MORTALITY ON MATERNAL DEATHS

PRIMARY HEALTH CARE ACHIEVED-MDG 5

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HIV/AIDS and CARE GBV NETWORKSBATSIRANAI TSUNGIRIRAI POPULATION SERVICES ZNP+

ZIMBABWE REPUBLIC POICEJUSTICE FOR CHILDREN TRUST

72 YOUTHS TRAINED BY PARTNERS FOR WARD CARE WORK

CORD AID HEALTH PROMOTOR RESILT BASED FINANCING .COMUNITY AND COUNCIL BENEFITS

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Social development Community has shifted interest to out door events, open spaces are now being utilised. Council provides the package inclusive of decor services to users.

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GENDER SPECIFIC PROGRAMMES

GBV flagship plan Council is at category 1 To provide 1. adequate portable water & sanitation services, 2. a safe environment for rate payers- increase street lighting. 3. Adequate shelter for community and manage waste collection.

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EMPLOYMENT PRACTISES AND ENVIROMENTRecruitment and Selection

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Gives equal employment opportunities to both men and women Every advert has a clause that encourages both men and women to apply.

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Working conditions and environment

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Both men and women enjoy equal salaries, wages and benefits in terms of the grades. Breast feeding mothers are given breastfeeding hours a day for 3months can be extended depending on the health of both the mother and baby. Men are given time off to attend to PMTCT with partner

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Capacity buildingTraining and development policy caters for group and individua