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SECOND ANNUAL SOUTHERN AFRICA LOCAL GOVERNMENT AND GENDER JUSTICE

SUMMIT AND AWARDS


28 – 30 MARCH 2011
KOPANONG HOTEL, JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA
“365 DAYS OF LOCAL ACTION TO END GENDER VIOLENCE: HALVE GENDER VIOLENCE
BY 2015”
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TOGETHER FOR THE REDUCTION OF GENDER BASED VIOLENCE IN


THE REGION OF HAUTE MATSIATRA
DOES TH E INSTITUTION HAVE A GENDER AND
GBV ACTION PLAN (PROVIDE EVIDENCE)

• Creation of « assistance and advising Centre»


• Campaigns of sensitization with mobile equips within
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quarters, rural councils and associations


• Creation of a cellule of waking to intervene in case of
violence for each quarter. Sometimes, we help women
in place who do not dare to come to the centre.
• Actions of pleading within local authorities.
• Reinforcement of communication: radio and TV

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IN THE REGION OF HAUTE MATSIATRA
WHAT IS THE LEVEL OF BUY IN AND
INVOLVEMENT OF MANAGEMENT AND
POLITICIANS
• Many politicians accept the fact that GBV
exist and do not protest the request to
increase the percentage (30-50%)of women
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in the posts of decision making.


• Many public or private institutions have
already integrated gender issue in their plan
of activities with a budget.
• In the speeches of the local authorities, they
always talk about gender as an important
matter.

TOGETHER FOR THE REDUCTION OF GENDER BASED VIOLENCE IN THE


REGION OF HAUTE MATSIATRA
IS THERE A HIGH LEVEL GENDER CHAMPION?

Dr Razafindrakoto Jane Aline


Diana ,Regional director of
Population and Social
Affairs ,president of the
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Platform for Human Rights,


regional president of the
network for the eradication
of violence.
E.mail: dianarazafi@yahoo.fr
Phone: +261 324012727
+261 340104499
TOGETHER FOR THE REDUCTION OF GENDER BASED VIOLENCE IN THE
REGION OF HAUTE MATSIATRA
HOW DOES THE INSTITUTION ENSURE THAT PEOPLE KNOW
ABOUT ANY GENDER AND GBV INITIATIVES AND ACTIVITIES?

• Use of medias
• Conception and distribution of little posters
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and pamphlets.
• Everyday opening of the centre.
• Sensitization within remote quarters.
• Organisation of conference debate.
• Reinforcement of the abilities of responsibles
of associations or groupment and
responsibles of quarters as well as mayors.
• Publication of stories on violence.

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REGION OF HAUTE MATSIATRA
ARE GENDER AND GBV CONCERNS AND RESPONSIBILITIES
FOR BOTH WOMEN AND MEN? HOW ARE THEY INVOLVED?

• Yes , the director and 3 women


responsibles out of 2 men only.
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• Within the CECJ :12 para jurists, 6


women and 6 men.
• During the celebration of thematical
events, local authorities helped in fields
of finance and in manifestations.

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REGION OF HAUTE MATSIATRA
ARE THEIR DEDICATED RESOURCES, INCLUDING HUMAN AND
FINANCIAL RESOURCES FOR GENDER MAINSTREAMING?
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• A service in charge of gender


promotion with its own budget.
• The direction owns its budget
including budget related to gender
• The CECJ (centre for giving advices
and assistance)

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REGION OF HAUTE MATSIATRA
MONITORING AND EVALUATION

• Sessions of evaluation are organised


for rectifications/improvements
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• Compulsory monthly report to check


the objectives achieved.
• Index card for each case treated.
• Nomination of a responsible of
monitoring.

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REGION OF HAUTE MATSIATRA
WHAT RESULTS HAVE BEEN ACHIEVED?
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• Women have more self-confidence and begin to have their say in all fields.
• People do not fear administration anymore.
• Responsible of some churches call us to make campaigns of sensitization and debates within
their churches.
• Many “men” come to confide in the centre.
• The collaboration with other entities is concrete: health service which takes care of injured or
raped persons.
• The judiciary police which undertakes pursuits.
• Local authorities: facilitate our tasks and collaborate to reduce and even eradicate violence.
• The acts of conjugal violence have diminished, and this is proved through polls and the
monitoring of the cases treated in the centre.
• People, aware of their rights tell it publically and ask to apply it.

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REGION OF HAUTE MATSIATRA
IMPACT (BASED ON THE SADC PROTOCOL
TARGETS)
• Art 4-8: marriage: the same age for girls and
boys to be married
• Art 10: boys and girls: establishment of the
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network for the protection of their Rights.


• Art 12-13: Governance: many women are
trained and are ready to present themselves
for the next elections.
• Art 14: education: concerning single mothers.
• Art 15-19:reinforcement of economical means
:women empowerement
• ART 20 -25: sexist violence

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REGION OF HAUTE MATSIATRA
SUSTAINABILITY AND REPLICATION

• The majority of actions are preventive


acts. Thus, if our activities are well
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coordinated, curative actions would


not last long.
• This practice can be repeated by other
councils (urban or rural)

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REGION OF HAUTE MATSIATRA
LESSONS LEARNED

• Collaboration and partnership with public


and private institutions bring positive
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results.
• Professionnalism and sense of listening
for the resolving of problems
• Involvement of both men and women.

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REGION OF HAUTE MATSIATRA
LADIES AND GENTLEMEN
THANK YOU FOR YOUR ATTENTION
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REGION OF HAUTE MATSIATRA