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This study seeks to broaden understanding of the position of women in mining. This was done by interrogating the discrimination that characterises the experiences of women in the extractive industry. The study dwelt on the opportunities, challenges and experiences of women miners in Zvishavane District.


These guidelines aim to guide local authorities in Midlands Province, intending to expand Growth Points or implement other rural development projects, on how to address the challenge of compensating communities who may lose their land in the process. This document is the result of extensive consultations between local communities affected by Growth Point expansion and local authorities in the Midlands Province.

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This report was prompted by the declaration of Covid-19 as a national disaster by his Excellency Cde E D Mnangagwa, President of Zimbabwe. Within less than 10 days, Statutory Instrument 77 of 2020 threw into disarray, plans and operations that most irrigation communities had in place. In this short space of time, normal lives were impacted upon by factors beyond communities’ control. The report probes how the pandemic specifically affected communal irrigation farmers in Gweru and Mberengwa Districts where CCMT is working with 8irrigation schemes. Development-induced displacement is a worldwide social and economic problem. This position paper identifies four main areas of concern and presents key recommendations on how to mitigate negative impact and conflicts caused by development-induced displacements in Zimbabwe. Analyses the peri-urban settlement set up proclivity to intolerance and poverty that often trigger abuse of women and youth, using previous electoral violence hotspots of Epworth, Chitungwiza, and Mbare. Iluminates new conflict trends that have emerged, evaluates the level of cooperation between various actors and recommends what could be done to remove the drivers of conflict and enhance joint work among the various actors.
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An overview of Zimbabwe’s political and electoral landscape as the country prepared for harmonised elections, assessing pivotal electoral and political processes and how they reconfigured the political and electoral landscape, with recommendations to ensure a credible electoral process, meeting obligations in the Constitution of Zimbabwe. Outlines challenges rural communities face when they must cede state land they are entitled to occupy and use, to pave way for development projects, with severe risks to livelihoods and development. Relocation processes often create conflicts between affected communities and responsible authorities. Three relocation cases in Midlands Province are investigated; each authority applied a different approach. Analyses impact of relocations on these communities, strengths and weaknesses of approaches, and makes policy recommendations. Draws from the research study and dialogue meetings that were part of CCMT's intervention in Chiwundura. Gives an account of the perspectives of the people of Chiwundura on Zimbabwe's current legal system which combines the application of Roman Dutch Law and Zimbabwe's Customary Law. Explains the conflicts that arise as a result of the current legal system, particularly in regard to marriage, divorce and inheritance of property.
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Examines the effect Zimbabwe’s economic decline on the world view and values of Zimbabweans as a whole and how it has created a highly unpredictable environment where most individuals and communities live in a state of heightened insecurity, affecting how people behave as individuals and relate to each other as a society. Advocates for social cohesion and encourages a shift to a more community focused attitude, for the greater good. Describes parallels and overlaps in responsibilities and power of local authorities governing rural Zimbabwean communities: Demonstrates how these parallels and overlaps generate conflict, which impedes development, fragments communities and can result in violence: Provides a practical map of the structure of rural local governance, including potential partners and pitfalls, to assist and support development work in rural Zimbabwe. Outlines challenges to the provision of basic social services in resettlement areas in Zimbabwe, particularly adequate health facilities and schools. Discusses the process of resettlement which took place rapidly and with little planning. The goal is to assist district authorities, line ministries and others working in resettlement areas to ameliorate the shortcomings in social service delivery and promote the wellbeing of resettled communities.

Man must evolve for all human conflict a method which rejects revenge,
aggression and retaliation.

The foundation of such a method is love.

Martin Luther King, Junior