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National Dress

  • Posted on: 23 June 2017
  • By: tino

 Does Zimbabwe have a National dress? I visited my daughter’s school in May when they celebrated their belated Africa Day. They were encouraged to wear something African on that particular day.  The moment I arrived at the parking bay I noted as Zimbabweans we have an identity crisis. The little boys and girls were dressed in different African attires mostly predicting the western and eastern Africa type of dressing. One would have mistaken the school at that particular time for a Nigerian school.

Will Young Women Make A Difference In The 2018 Elections? Findings From An Online Survey.

  • Posted on: 19 June 2017
  • By: tino

RAU conducted an online survey to establish young women's views on politics as we prepare for elections next year (2018) as a follow up to research conducted with groups of middle class women in 2016.  This research is important as it contributes to the efforts by other organisations and movements to encourage women to participate more in national governance.

Annual Report 2016

  • Posted on: 15 June 2017
  • By: tino

In 2016 we continued to work in accordance with our 2013 to 2022 strategic plan that includes the three programmatic areas: active citizenship, community security and influencing policy producing more than 20 reports, blogs and opinions pieces. In addition we adopted a new advocacy approach that focused more on on the dissemination of our research reports  and advocacy activities to various stakeholders.

Framing the debate: youth voter registration in Zimbabwe in preparation for 2018 elections

  • Posted on: 18 April 2017
  • By: admin2

It i evident that Zimbabwe has a very large population of young people. The 2012 Census reports that 76% of Zimbabwe's population is under the age of 35 years, giving Zimbabwe an enormous "youth bulge". Youth bulges can be sources of increased economic prosperity, as in China for example, or soureces of instability as has been argued by a number of authorities.