PTP III concludes human rights training

The Raoul Wallenberg Institute of Human Rights and Humanitarian Law (RWI), working in partnership with the Centre for Applied Legal Research (CALR) is holding a three-day Professional Training Programmme (PTP) on human rights and local governance in the context of the Sustainable Developmental Goals (SDGs). The workshop is being held at Cresta Lodge Harare, Zimbabwe and will run from the 10 – 12 May 2021.

Participants for this training programme will be presenting findings from their various action plans which they researched on and implemented. This training session is the final phase of the human rights training for this group, PTP III.

Amongst the action plans presented, Tatenda Murenje CALR M & E Officer and Answer Moyana made a presentation which focused on Women and the Right to Water.

This action plan was implemented in Chitungwiza. The female residents in Chitungwiza were taught about their right to water and constitutional provisions which obliges the State to ensure the provision of safe and portable water.

The women were made to familiarise with the roles and responsibilities of duty bearers, tutored on how to hold the State and local authorities to account as well as encouraging state actors to ensure the provision of safe and portable water.

An action plan by a traditional chief on ensuring vulnerable groups have adequate supply of food was researched on and the findings presented.

These human rights workshops enable participants to have the theoretical knowledge on human rights. There are sessions which enable the participants to put into practice lessons learnt. This means taking the discourse of human rights to the people and familiarising various stakeholders and the grassroots level with information on constitutionalism and human rights.