ACT Ubumbano at the United Nations

Zanele was part of a delegation of women from community organisations in Southern Africa to the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women (UNCSW), a global platform for advancing global gender equality. With support from the Ford Foundation and Sonke Gender Justice, the delegation was able to provide first-hand experiences and invaluable insights about their struggles and solidarity initiatives in the region. Zanele also moderated a side event entitled ‘Funding the Backlash or the Revolution’ which was co-hosted by ACT Alliance, government offices of Sweden and Canada, the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development, UNFPA, GIN SSOGIE, The Network for Religious and Traditional Peacemakers, Kvinna Kvinna, and Act Church of Sweden.

Click here to view pictures taken by Simon Chambers of ACT Alliance.