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Women and Local Government Project

Gender Links

  • Program Civil Society
  • Program Area Special Initiatives
  • Grant Amount $60,000
  • Grant Period March 1, 2006–February 29, 2008
  • Location Johannesburg, South Africa
  • Geographic Focus Angola, Botswana, Lesotho, Malawi, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Seychelles, South Africa, Swaziland, Tanzania, Zambia, Zimbabwe

About this grant

Gender Links conducts research, training, and advocacy to encourage the promotion and attainment of gender equality in South Africa.Funding will enable Gender Links to conduct research on the experiences of women in local government and train municipal councilors on how to integrate gender issues into local municipal programs.During the past several years, Mott supported a pilot project aimed at promoting the role of women in politics, particularly at the local level. The project trained municipal councilors on gender, communications and local government.