Reports

Climate Change in Zimbabwe: Rural and Urban differences


This report looks at citizens’ views on climate change in Zimbabwe from 2017 to 2022 and presents a contrast of the rural and urban citizens. It concludes that there are marked differences between rural and urban Zimbabweans on the issue of climate change.

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The road to Women’s Inclusion


In this statement RAU seeks to motivate individuals to comprehend and appreciate the importance of women’s inclusion in order to create a more ideal world.

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Towards Youth resilience policy framing


This statement implores the history of the youth day in Zimbabwe and recommends that policy makers ought to factor in youth resilience in farming policies

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The Power to Stop Gender Based Violence.


This report focuses on how the lack of power among women manifest in VAWG and GBV. It explores how equal representation can be harnessed to effectively articulate issues that affect women and push for the implementation of gender responsive policies. The report recommends that women be given power to craft policies that empower them, and policies that eliminate VAWG and GBV, but also the power to ensure that policies are implemented vigorously.

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A Consolidated Report on Pre and Post Organised Violence and Torture during the 2023 Harmonised Elections in Zimbabwe.


This report examines more carefully the OVT that took place during the formal 90 days of the election, from 1 June to 22 August 2023. This is the period during which the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (ZEC) should have formal and untrammelled control of the hustings, manage and minimise all OVT in all forms, and engage the state in ways to ensure a peaceful poll.

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SADC Citizens Views on Elections (2019 to 2021)


This report uses various tools to ascertain citizens views on elections in the SADC region, it explores various key factors factors in assessing the democratic status of countries such as human rights, the rule of law and the strength of institutions. The report highlights that SADC citizens are happy mostly that elections in their countries are free and fair, but some are less happy – Angola, Malawi, and Zimbabwe. They are mostly happy that there is little evidence of manipulation – clientelism, intimidation, or political violence.

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Tolerance in SADC: A Research Note


This study explores two topics that are frequently excluded from diplomatic agendas: homosexuality and migration. These are two of the problematic issues that Africa must face in meeting the demands of Agenda 2063. This study examines SADC citizen’s views on tolerance including ethnicity and religion in addition to migration and homosexuality.

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Policy Dialogue Series: Policy Brief No. 3 2023 Debt Restructuring, ZIDERA and the 2023 Elections: A Preview


This policy briefing implores the latest efforts by key stakeholders to foster international re-engagement with Zimbabwe, spearheaded by the African Development Bank (ADB) in the creation of a debt relief strategy. It concludes that the Arrears Clearance and Debt Relief Process is laudable in its intent and will remain a work in very preliminary process until the dust settles after the election, it also highlighted that the process of clearing arrears and resolving debt is not merely a question of the quantitative amounts, but also the quality of the debt: essentially, all the hard questions about how a debt was acquired, who was involved, and how the debt was managed.

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