Training on women’s rights commences

The Raoul Wallenberg Institute (RWI) in partnership with the Centre for Applied Legal Research (CALR) hosted a Professional Training Programme on Human Rights from 26 February – 2 March 2018, in Harare. The training programme is the fifth of its kind since the programme commenced in August 2016. The Human Rights Professional Programme focuses on different themes at a time, and the current thematic area is on the equal status and rights of women.

The main objective of the training is to contribute towards enhanced enjoyment of women’s rights rights in Zimbabwe through legislation, policies, practices and decision making that is informed by international human rights standards and principles. The professional training programme was attended by participants from civil society organizations; independent commissions; the Government of Zimbabwe and; academic institutions.

Recognizing the significance of the training programme in capacitating women’s rights groups, Ms. Margaret Sangarwe-Mukahanana, in her capacity as the Zimbabwe Gender Commission Chairperson as well as an Alumni of the programme, welcomed the participants remarking that “the fight for gender equality is a fight for Human Rights”.

Representing CALR, Mrs. Aminata Ruwodo stated that it is regrettable that women remain marginalized in the economic sector; agriculture sector and ownership of land. This training programme aims to promote dialogue on improving the plight of women, redressing gender gaps and promoting women’s economic emancipation.

The Human Rights Professional Programme forms part of a larger RWI programme whose overall objective is to contribute towards enhanced enjoyment of constitutional rights in Zimbabwe, through legislation, policies, practices and decision making.



participants going through the professional training on                                                                    delegates attending the professional on women’s rights 
women’s rights at Cresta Lodge, Harare, Zimbabwe