Country summary:

Board Member(s) Patricia Made
Staff Members

Priscilla Maposa – Country Manager

Juliet Rusawu – Finance Officer

Tapiwa Zvaraya – Monitoring and Evaluation Officer

When registered 2012
Alliance Focal Network Women’s Coalition of Zimbabwe
Government COEs 92 View the Centres of Excellence
Media COEs 2
Key partners Ministry of Local Government, Public Works and National Housing; Ministry of Women and Youth Affairs; The Embassy of Sweden; Diakonia UNWOMEN; Zimbabwe Local Government Association – Association of Rural District Councils of Zimbabwe (ARDCZ) and Urban Councils Association of Zimbabwe (UCAZ); International Centre for Local Democracy (ICLD); TRACE

Read more in the Zimbabwe country report. View the Zimbabwe Facebook page. You can learn more about the Zimbabwe programmatic area on this page. In 2019 the office has managed to hold the following events to date:

  1. Hub and Spoke Strategy meeting
  2. Zimbabwe Hub and Spoke Training of Trainers
  3.  Verification of local authorities.
  4. Sunrise campaign repeat Monitoring and Evaluation.
  5. Women in Local Government Executive Forum

You can read the Hub and Spoke handbook for gender mainstreaming here.


In 2020 the office has managed to conduct the following activities.

  1. Hub and Spoke study visit.
  2. Develop a position paper for 50/50 representation at local government.

Zimbabwe Strategy 2016 – 2020
Zimbabwe Country Report

Miniskirts banned, The Chronicle

The Ministry of Education, Sport and Culture issues a circular which bans female teachers from wearing mini-skirts and mandates that male teachers should wear ties in winter

Zimbabwe: Women deliver services

In Zimbabwe the notion of basic and quality service delivery has become a thing of the past. As the country?s economic crisis deepens, primary earners try to make ends meet while being dutiful citizens, paying their rates, electricity and water bills. In return they expect the regular and efficient delivery of services such as the maintenance of street lights and roads, water and sanitation, and refuse removal. However, the state?s responsibility of ensuring service delivery has been shifted to women.

Isitsha Sothando embarks on Aids awareness campaign, The Daily Mirror

The article is about an HIV/AIDS awareness campaign, which focuses on women and girls, to be launched by a gospel singing group in Matebeleland North Province in Zimbabwe.

Kenyan women targets of violence

Nairobi, 4 February 2008; Many thought her bravado was pure madness, that unknown young woman on the television screen. “Why do we have to keep on being tear-gassed because of you? We want to work!À She screamed at the leaders of the opposition party outside Nairobi’s Stanley Hotel as they prepared for a banned protest march against the disputed victory of the Mwai Kibaki’s presidency.

Entrepreneurs struggle with pricing changes

Entrepreneurs struggle with pricing changes

Bulawayo; 24 July 2008. Although leaders may have shaken hands, the pressing reality for Zimbabweans today, four months down the line from the 29 March harmonised polls, is coping with the economic crisis. The optimism for better lives – characterised by more food, medicines, clean water, banks notes, transport and all other basic necessities – has all but dissipated.

Sustaining the spirit of Beijing or chasing a mirage?

It?s time again for Africa and the world to take stock of women?s gains during the last decade. Will a new story emerge, or, are women still stuck where they were 10 years ago?

First step to healing ? disabled woman speaks out about rape

Ruvimbo constantly battles to bring a severe form of skin cancer prevalent among albinos under control. The 38-year-old has managed to overcome the discrimination and stigmatisation that often confronts albinos. She is a friendly and articulate woman working as an office administrator in Zimbabwe’s second largest city, Bulawayo. She is also active in lobbying for the rights of women with disabilities in Zimbabwe. Although she has overcome the challenges brought about by her disability to claim her rightful space in society, Ruvimbo is yet to come to terms with her status as a rape survivor.

A medical doctor raped Ruvimbo over two decades ago when she sought treatment for her skin problems. She has been using her disability to cover-up the emotional trauma she has endured because of the abuse. Now she says she wants to offload the burden and her first step is sharing her story.

January 1, 1970

Growing stronger

The documentary which is made up by an all woman crew looks at the humanity of a woman in a “lesserÀ profession in this case a beauty queen and model who is dealing with the stigma in her life as an HIV positive person. This is juxtaposed against the story of an equally remarkable less famous and less affluent woman

Zimbabwe: Loitering law discriminates against women

If in Zimbabwe, it is assumed that every woman who walks in the streets at night, accompanied or unaccompanied is a sex worker, then the same should go for men. Also, by the blanket attitude adopted by the law enforcers, surely male loiterers should be considered even more dangerous as they may intend to rape, mug or break into property.

The passion is gone

When two women?s groups were approached recently to help support an independent woman political candidate, the first response was silence. After writing again, a response finally came back saying that they planned to help all women candidates (irrespective of their values and ideologies, I suppose) an obvious signal that the donor funds received were stipulated for all women candidates and not one with roots in or links to the women?s movement.



Country ManagerPriscilla Maposa
Phone+263 242 798 600
AddressNicoz Diamond Building, 30 Samora Machel Avenue, 6th Floor, Harare, Zimbabwe