PROJECTS CURRENTLY BEING IMPLEMENTED
- Triple V Campaign: With the support of the Humanist Institute for Corporation with Developing Countries (HIVOS) and Open Society Initiative for Southern Africa (OSISA), Zambia National Women’s Lobby (ZNWL) and other organizations working in governance and election issues namely Anti-Voter Apathy Project (AVAP), Operation Young Vote (OYV) and Young Women in Action (YWA) have formed a coalition to implement a project called My Vote, My Voice, My Victory – Triple V Campaign as an intervention to address voter apathy in Zambia. The aim of the project is to build a critical mass of voters who are expected to turn out and vote in the 2016 elections. The project is targeting the youth because they are the majority population in the country. The project is being implemented in all the ten provinces of Zambia.
- Count Me In Project: With the support of the United States Agency for International Aid (USAID), Zambia National Women’s Lobby is implementing this Project which is aimed at grooming female candidates for effective participation in the 2016 tripartite elections. The project seeks to enhance the political leadership skills of female politicians in six districts of Zambia namely; Kasempa,Solwezi,Zambezi,Kawambwa,Mansa and Samfya in order to groom and prepare them to effectively contest the 2016 parliamentary and local government elections.
- My Vote Counts Campaign: With the support of the National Democratic Institute (NDI), Zambia National Women’s Lobby is implementing this project with the aim of creating awareness and motivating female eligible voters to participate in the electoral process by registering as voters during the voter registration process. The project is being implemented in ten districts of Zambia namely; Kafue, Kasempa, Mumbwa,Mungwi,Mazabuka, Samfya, Mumbwa,Luanshya,Mpika and Petauke.
- I Care about Her Campaign: With support of Oxfam, Zambia National Women’s Lobby is implementing this project with the aim at reducing violence against women and girls through men taking a leading role. The campaign seeks to work with men and boys (as primary change agents) to speak out and act against violence targeted at women and girls. The campaign also works with women groups as complimentary change agents. The project is being implemented in four districts namely; Lusaka, Kafue, Mazabuka and Kazungula.
- Girls Leadership Programme: With the support of the Norwegian Students and Academics International Assistance (SAIH), Zambia National Women’s Lobby is implementing this project with the aim of reducing socio-economic barriers faced by young women and girls in order to enhance their ability to participate in leadership and decision making. The project is being implemented in six provinces namely; Lusaka, Western, North-Western, Luapula, Central and Eastern provinces.
- Action Research: With the support of the National Science and Technology Council (NSTC), Zambia National Women’s Lobby has partnered with the University of Zambia to conduct a Research on the current status of female pupil’s participation and performance in Science, Mathematics and Technology subjects. The Action Research is also aimed at sensitising students, teachers and parents on the difficulties and constraints faced by girls in the study of Science, Mathematics and Technology subjects through interventions at secondary school level and to further promote girls’ interest in mathematics science and technology based careers.
- Women in Politics: Strengthening Women in Local Government for Increased Participation in Politics– With the support of Demo Finland, Zambia National Women’s Lobby is implementing this project with the aim of strengthening gender equality in politics at the local level in five districts namely; Choma, Kabwe, Kapiri Mposhi, Lusaka and Mpika through capacity building, cross-party cooperation, lobbying, advocacy and inclusive political party structures.
- Increasing and Enhancing the Participation of Women Candidates in the 2016 Local Government and Parliamentary Elections: With the support of the Zambia Accountability Programme/British Council, Zambia National Women’s Lobby is implementing this project to contribute to the increased participation and representation of women into electable positions at local government and parliamentary level through capacity building and lobbying. This project is being implemented in four provinces namely; Western, Southern Northern and Eastern.