Local Action for Gender Justice Networking Manager

Joined Gender Links in July 2009 as the Gender Justice and Local Government facilitator in Zimbabwe. She started her career as a research assistant for an HIV and AIDS organization in Zimbabwe, the Zimbabwe Community Health Research Project. She was promoted to the post of Ethnography Field Coordinator and worked in this position for six years during which time she got experience HIV and AIDS issues including care, support and prevention programmes. In this capacity she worked closely with local government departments, councilors, women’s groups, community based organizations and other implementing partners and was responsible for arranging and facilitating community meetings and workshops on HIV and AIDS and vulnerability of women in the spread of HIV and AIDS especially with regards to harmful cultural practices. Following this she was employed by OXFAM BG as an Assistant Monitoring and Evaluation Officer for the post-distribution monitoring and evaluation of the cholera programme in Zimbabwe.

She holds a Masters Degree in Social Policy and Development Studies and a Bachelor of Social Science Honours in Development Studies from the University of Fort Hare in South Africa. She also has a certificate on human subjects/ research ethics from Battele University, USA.
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