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  • 09 Mar 2015
    International Women’s Day: Women’s Rights are Human Rights

    The International Women’s Day was celebrated in Zimbabwe on 6 March 2015 with a call to promote gender equality and women empowerment as a basis for more sustainable growth and development in the country. The theme of the commemoration was “Beijing+20: the Journey towards women empowerment in Zimbabwe: Successes and Challenges”.

  • 08 Mar 2015
    UNDP Administrator Helen Clark Statement on International Women’s Day

    This week, the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women will commemorate the 20th anniversary of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action, which remains the world’s best blueprint for achieving gender equality and empowering women. The review of this visionary roadmap, adopted at the Fourth World Conference for Women in 1995, is an opportunity to celebrate the world’s progress toward ensuring the rights and opportunities of women and girls, and also to renew and reinvigorate commitments to achieve gender equality.

  • 10 Dec 2014
    Celebrating Human Rights Day in Zimbabwe

    With support from UNDP Country Office, the European Union and other partners, Zimbabwe commemorated the International Human Rights Day on 10 December 2014 in the country’s second biggest city of Bulawayo with a call for the cultivation of a national culture of promoting, protecting and respecting human rights and fundamental freedoms. The theme for this year’s commemoration was “Human Rights 365”.

  • 20 Nov 2014
    Boost to Parliament with UNDP-EU Support of $ 4.8 million Programme

  • 31 Jul 2014
    Promoting Development in Zimbabwe through Information Communication Technology

    In collaboration with the Ministry of Information Communication Technology, Postal and Courier Services as well as the International Telecommunications Union (ITU), UNDP launched the inaugural Information Communication Technology for Development Policy (ICT4D) and Practice Dialogue Platform in Zimbabwe.

  • 09 Jun 2014
    Towards a discourse on human rights

    The Deputy Minister of Justice, Legal and Parliamentary Affairs, Honorable. Fortune Chasi appealed to stakeholders in Zimbabwe to support the Government of Zimbabwe in the promotion and protection of human rights.

  • 26 Mar 2014
    International Women’s Day: Equality for Women is Progress for All

    United Nations in Zimbabwe joined the national commemorations of International Women’s Day. The commemoration which took place under the theme “Celebrating Women’s Gains through Constitutional Provisions”, aims to promote women’s participation in political, social and economic spheres in Zimbabwe.

  • 29 May 2013
    Zimbabwe’s Latest MDG Progress Report Released

    Zimbabwe has made positive trends in MDG 2 on universal primary education. According to the 2012 MDG Progress Report, the country has also made strides towards achieving gender equality in schools and in fighting HIV/AIDS.

  • 07 Feb 2013
    Motions on Constitution Passed

    Following the adoption of the draft Constitution of Zimbabwe by COPAC (Constitution Select Committee), the House of Assembly and the Senate passed a motion on the same on 6 and 7 February 2013 respectively.

  • 26 Nov 2012
    GEPMI Trainees Graduate in a Historic Ceremony

    In a first for Zimbabwe, 73 senior policy makers involved in budgeting planning, policy making, human resources and gender mainstreaming graduated from the inaugural three-week Gender Responsive Economics Policy Management Initiative (GEPMI) course, developed by UNDP in collaboration with leading regional and international experts.

  • 22 Nov 2012
    Towards a National Plan of Action for UPR Recommendations

    Key personalities in Zimbabwe’s human rights community have benefitted from three-day training as the country prepares to implement recommendations that it has endorsed under the Universal Periodic Review (UPR) of the UN Human Rights Council.

  • 15 Nov 2012
    UNDP Provides Training to the New Human Rights Commission

    Members of the Zimbabwe Human Rights Commission (ZHRC) have benefited from an intensive, week-long training programme, a month after the country’s premier national human rights institution was given a new lease of life, following the enactment of the ZHRC Act in October 2012.

  • 12 Sep 2012
    Targeting paralegals in the drive to improve access to justice for all

    Building on the publication of the Family Law Handbook in 2009, UNDP is working with the Ministry of Women Affairs Gender and Community Development (MoWAGCD), to develop a Family Laws training manual for paralegals, in a move meant to improve access to justice for all in Zimbabwe.

  • 12 Sep 2012
    Seeking a consensus on the draft National Women’s Council bill

    Consensus building on the establishment of a National Women’s Council moved a notch higher following a key meeting by Members of Parliament (MPs) organized by UNDP and the Ministry of Women Affairs Gender and Community Development (MWAGCD).