Reports

Violence Against Women: The ‘hidden’ mainspring


Most work on bullying and incivility has focused on the workplace, with men twice as likely as women to be the perpetrators, as one group of researchers point out, “it is also possible that the higher incidence of perpetrations by men reflects society’s greater tolerance for men to treat others in a manner that is normally considered unacceptable”.

Read More

Setting the Boundaries for Elections: Does the Current Delimitation Process meet Regional and International Best Practice?


This report is an extension of the Policy Brief issued after the Policy Dialogue and is an edited version of the transcribed presentation (and PowerPoint) made by Staffan Darnolf, Senior Global Electoral Operations and Administration Advisor (IFES). It explores Section 161 for some variation, “but no constituency or ward of the local authority concerned may have more than twenty percent more or fewer registered voters than the other such constituencies or wards”. The rationale behind this provision it prevents “gerrymandering”, drawing boundaries to give one party an advantage, either by having a majority of its supporters in a given constituency or ward, or by “eliminating challengers”, as Staffan Darnolf put it at the recently completed Policy Dialogue.

Read More

16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence: UNITE! Activism to end violence against women and girls”


It is too easy to see both incivility and bullying as minor forms of abuse of women, but it is clear that incivility creates the sustained disrespect of women from birth to adulthood, it’s embedding in cultural imbalances of gender power, and the disproportionate power given to men.

Read More

Elections 2023 Webinar Series Policy Brief No. 5 Organised Violence and Torture and Elections in 2023: Can the Citizens be Insulated from this?


Zimbabwe has an unfortunate history of Organised Violence and Torture (OVT) during elections, especially since 2000, with the elections in 2000, 2002, and 2008 being the most violent. However, no election since 2000 has been free from OVT, intimidation, and threats to the voter. When it comes to elections, Zimbabwe is the most violent country in SADC.

Read More

Elections 2023 Webinar Series Policy Brief No. 4 Delimitation and the Voters’ Roll: Regional Best Practice and the Reality in Zimbabwe.


This Policy Dialogue series uses the framework of five Pillars to examine the key areas of the electoral playing field in Zimbabwe, contrasting these with regional and continental best practices. The five Pillars allow an audit of the electoral playing filed ahead of the forthcoming elections and have been outlined in previous policy briefs.

One of the key pillars is Inclusion. which is essentially giving effect to the requirement by the Constitution in Chapter 7. This was discussed at a recent Policy Dialogue, and this Policy Brief summarises the main points.

Read More

Elections 2023 Webinar Series Policy Brief No.3 Irreversibility in Elections: Comparing the Role of the Courts in Kenya and Zimbabwe.


This Policy Dialogue series uses the framework of five Pillars to examine the key areas of the electoral playing field in Zimbabwe, contrasting these with regional and continental best practices. The five Pillars allow an audit of the electoral playing filed ahead of the forthcoming elections, and have been outlined in previous policy briefs.

Read More

Elections 2023 Webinar Series Policy Brief No.2 An acceptable election in Zimbabwe: What Lessons from Kenya & the Gokwe-Kabuyuni By-Election?


This policy brief covers a comparison of the Kenyan elections and the Gokwe-Kabuyuni By-Election. The webinar from this policy brief is focused on assessing whether conditions in Zimbabwe, that lead to free and fair elections, are evident from the comparative analysis. As discussed in an earlier policy brief free and fair elections are measured against five pillars notably Information, Inclusion, Insulation, Integrity, and Irreversibility. It concludes that Kenya provides a good model for Zimbabwe, particularly because of the strength of the formal institutions. On the other hand, the Gokwe-Kabuyuni by-elections showed the pillars are very weak in Zimbabwe.

Read More

Organised Violence and Torture In Zimbabwe Since 2019.


This report examines Organised Violence and Torture OVT occurrence since the publication of the previous report. The report derived the data from several sources, predominantly the data in the Armed Conflict Local Event Database (ACLED) and the data from the reports of the Zimbabwe Peace Project (ZPP).

Read More
1 3 4 5 6 7 40