The Zambia National Women’s Lobby (ZNWL) is a non-partisan, non-profit making and membership driven non-governmental organization committed to the equal representation and participation of women in decision making at all levels. ZNWL was formed in 1991 to respond to the persistent exclusion of women from decision making processes and the increasing gender imbalances in the representation of women in government departments, political parties, the public and private sectors.
The mandate of the Zambia National Women’s Lobby is to promote the representation and participation of women at all levels of decision making through advocacy, lobbying and capacity building of women in order to enable them influence decisions on development issues.
The vision of ZNWL is “A nation with women and girls fully present in leadership roles and actively involved in decision making processes.”
ZNWL has over 5,000 members countrywide who are 18 years and above.
About 95 percent of these members are female and five percent are men.
The Organisation is spearheaded by a fourteen member National Board consisting six Executive Board members and ten Provincial Board Members. The National Board is elected at a General Assembly every four years.
The National Office which is the Secretariat is run by the Executive Director, Programme Officers; Finance and Administrative Staff.
The organisation is guided by a constitution and other policy documents that facilitate the attainment of the organisation’s goals.
As a way of incorporating women in the rural communities, ZNWL has chapters in all the 10 provinces of Zambia. The Chapters are headed by District Executive Committees.
Membership is open to all women and men who believe in the equal representation of women and men in decision making positions at all levels.
2012-2016 KEY PRIORITY AREAS
KEY ACTIVITIES IMPLEMENTED BY ZNWL
ZNWL will be guided in its operation by the following core values of:
We are passionate about and focused on the opportunities that leadership provides for the women, girls and community development