Impact Stories

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New publication on the Quest for a People Driven Constitution in Zambia

Panos Institute Southern Africa (PSAf) has published a new booklet on the Quest for a People Driven Constitution in Zambia. The booklet tells the story of the Grand Coalition on the Campaign for a People driven constitution, a multi-stakeholder civil society campaign that is coordinated by PSAf. Read More

Policy brief on extractive industries in Mozambique developed 

Based on evidence generated during the implementation of the Monitoring Extractive Industries project, PSAf developed a Policy Brief on the extractive industries in Mozambique. The policy brief highlights to government and stakeholders the gaps and opportunities in the implementation of policies governing the extractive industries. The policy brief highlights the following issues:
  1. Forced Resettlements: One of the accountability issues the brief highlights is that
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Community members take part in a radio listening club (RLC) recording in Kazungula, Southern Zambia. PSAf amplifies
voices of the poor and marginalised through RLCs and other platforms.

Community members empowered to become generators of content

In 2014, PSAf established 75 new RLCs in Zambia, Malawi, Zimbabwe, Mozambique and the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). The RLCs were established around community radio stations from these five countries that PSAf is working with to amplify voices of the poor and marginalised. Prior to the establishment of the clubs, the community media personnel were trained to establish and run RLCs as an extension of their media houses, and utilise the data from radio listening clubs in their radio news
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PSAf Executive Director wins Most Influential Women award

The Executive Director of Panos Institute Southern Africa (PSAf), Ms. Lilian Kiefer has been recognised as one of Africa’s most influential women, after winning two awards for her work in creating life changing impact in the lives of the poor and marginalised. Ms. Kiefer was named Regional Winner in the Welfare and Civil Society Category of the 2015/2016 edition of Africa’s Most Influential Women in Business and Government Awards, held in Lusaka on Friday 18th September. She
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Community leaders. Picture courtesy of NewsDay Zimbabwe

Traditional leaders, governments join hands against child marriage

FOR three months she was kept in a dingy little room and denied access to the outside world. *By Phyllis Mbanje She was beaten as a way to cow her into submission and was kept naked at all times to prevent her from escaping. Her crime was refusing to accept a marriage proposal from a much older man who already had three grown-up children. Miriam, who hails from the western part of Zambia, is victim to one of the most despicable social scourges to have rocked the Southern Africa region
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