Elections Monitoring

We have continued to conduct capacity building activities for both aspiring and elected women leaders. Currently, the ZNWL have built capacity through training and mentorship of all the 127 women councilors, 10 mayors/council chairpersons and all the 29 women MPs.

Capacity Building in Women in Leadership

The ZNWL has also been strengthening the capacities of women holding positions in pollical party structures. In 2018, the ZNWL managed to facilitate the formation of a permanent national platforms for women in politics comprising of national leaders of women in politics.

Capacity Building in Girls

The ZNWL has established the Girls Leadership Program in 43 schools where more than 6,000 girls have been trained on issues of Leadership, Gender, GBV and HIV/AIDS. In these schools, girls have been encouraged to attain leadership positions in schools and communities

Engagement of Women in Politics

The organization contributed to the high turnout of women who contested the 2016 elections. The organization trained over 300 women aspiring candidates for parliamentary and over 500 women aspiring Councilors leading to the 2016 elections.


The Zambia Women’s (ZNWL) is a non partisan, non-profit making and membership driven non-governmental organization formed in 1991.

Improving Capacity
Improve the capacity of women and girls to effectively participate in taking up leadership positions in different political and socio economic fields

Strengthened ability to effectively influence policies on women and girls representation and participation in decision making processes through lobbying and advocacy

Knowledge and Information
Enhanced knowledge and information exchange platform on women and girls’ representation and participation in decision making

Consolidating our position
To enhance and Consolidate the position of ZNWL as a leading, fully functional and sustainable member based organisation

ZNWL has over 7,000 members countrywide who are 18 years and above.
About 95% of these members are women, while 5% are men.

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