KNOW YOUR WOMEN’S ORGANISATIONS
WOMEN ACTION GROUP
Women's Action Group is a non-governmental organization whose work centers on empowering women and girls to enjoy their rights in violence free and rights conscious communities. WAG believes that violence against women and girls is a predicament to the enjoyment of women's economic and social rights. WAG programmes focus on prevention of violence against women. Violence against women has over the years been manifesting itself in various forms in both public and domestic spaces.
ZIMBABWE WOMEN LAWYERS ASSOCIATION
ZWLA seeks to initiate, facilitate and support the creation of a constructive and equitable justice system that treats men and women as equal citizens and actively addresses the rights of children. ZWLA’s goal as an organization is to promote a Zimbabwean society where women are empowered and assert their rights within a justice system that treats men and women equally and that is sensitive to the needs of children.
MUSASA seeks to work towards ending gender-based violence, with particular focus on women targeting groups in society to change retrogressive beliefs, attitudes, behaviours, laws and policies in order to end gender based violence and to enhance the development of women in our society through making the authorities and the general public fully aware of the illegality and non-acceptability of violence against women and through taking action to decrease the incidents of the crime.
CAMPAIGN FOR FEMALE EDUCATION (CAMFED)
Camfed focuses on rural areas of Africa where poverty is widespread, and girls and young women face massive exclusion from education and the opportunities that are afforded by education. Camfed works to build around girls a supportive environment in which they can attend, and succeed, at primary and secondary school, and progress into young adulthood with opportunities that include professional training, higher education and job creation.
ZIMBAWE LAWYERS FOR HUMAN RIGHTS
Zimbabwe Lawyers for Human Rights (ZLHR) is a not for profit human rights organization whose core objective is to foster a culture of human rights in Zimbabwe as well as encourage the growth and strengthening of human rights at all levels of Zimbabwean society through observance of the rule of law.
WOMEN’S COALITION OF ZIMBABWE (WCoZ)
The WCoZ is a network of women rights activists and women’s organizations with national structures. The WCoZ is a forum where women meet to engage in collective activism on issues affecting women and girls in Zimbabwe. Its central role is to provide a focal point for activism on women and girl’s rights.
WOMEN AND LAND RIGHTS IN ZIMBABWE
Its mission is the facilitation of the eradication of poverty and gender discrimination through policy reforms and to enable women to acquire land rights and sustainable land use.
FEDERATION OF AFRICAN WOMEN IN THE MEDIA IN ZIMBABWE
The main objective of FAMWZ is to conscientise media women to become participants in the development process through programmes and activities which promote information movement to all sectors of the grassroots community. Its specific objectives include: to identify and implement strategies to meet the professional concerns of Zimbabwe media women; to encourage the exchange of ideas and information between Zimbabwean media women and target communities; to lobby, advocate and facilitate the creation of a more gender sensitive and inclusive media environment; to monitor and correct the portrayal of women in the media and; to encourage and support women's participation in decision making and ownership of the media and other industries.
Founded in 2007, Katswe Sistahood is a movement of dynamic young women fighting for the full attainment of Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR) by women in Zimbabwe. It is a platform that enables young women to mobilize, organize and articulate their needs and aspirations in respect of SRH education, SRH services and legal protection, and to communicate these to policy makers and implementers.