The Africa Gender Justice community of practice launches the ACT Alliance gender policy implementation process in the African region.

On 17th February 2022, the Africa Gender Justice Community of Practice launched a gender implementation process in Africa which will involve all ACT Alliance members to not only develop their gender policies, but also strengthen the implementation of existing policies.

Speaking during the launch, Ms. Gladys Nairuba, one of the co-chairs for the Africa gender Community of Practice (CoP) noted that “the Gender Policy development process comes in to guide our work as we address gender inequalities which is central to ACT Alliance and members’ work”.

“At the end of this process, we hope to build evidence of transformed policies and practices within our organizations. We also hope that this process will promote synergy building and collaboration within the country, the different sub-regions and the region,” said Ms. Nairuba.

The gender policy implementation process is ACT Alliance wide project, led by the regional gender CoPs. In the African region, The Well Health Company team of consultants (Sixolile Ngcobo, Thembela Njenga and Daniela Gennrich) has been appointed to assist the CoP in Africa in the development of congregational and/or institution-specific Gender Justice policies that are in line with the overall ACT Alliance Gender Justice Policy.

Explaining the implementation process, Ms. Sixolile Ngcobo said that “the process will serve as gender transformation journey for the individuals involved which we hope will build their capacity on gender rights and justice”.

The consultants will work with ACT members through a series of three sessions per sub- region to reflect on, reframe and redesign their gender policies.

The launch was held virtually, organized by the Africa CoP , and brought together a number of country directors, gender programme leads as well as forum coordinators across the Africa region.

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