The National Association of Non-Governmental Organisations (NANGO) has identified 30 members of parliament that make contributions regarding child development during parliamentary debates. Of these, five will be honored as Child Champions for the year 2017.
Harare civil society organisations that came together at a multi-stakeholder Conflict Management, Resolution and Transformation training that was hosted by the Non-State Actors Alliance (NSAA) identified socio-economic and political factors currently affecting Zimbabwe as probable factors of causing conflict.
Fifteen female arts leaders from Cote d’Ivoire, Kenya, Swaziland and Zimbabwe have said there is need to strengthen advocacy in order to bring out issues affecting women in the creative sector.
The diverse group of women agreed that in order to develop the creative industry, the sector should have broader representation and have a mandate that will serve the interests of the entire sector. They said this is reliant on effective advocacy.
NANGO stands in solidarity with its members, Zimbabwe Lawyers for Human Rights (ZLHR), Zimbabwe Association of Doctors for Human Rights (ZADHR) and Community Youth Development Trust (CYDT), in condemning the government’s arbitrary decision to dismiss all striking nurses from their positions at state-run hospitals.
On Tuesday 17 April 2018 the Vice President, Retired General Constantino Chiwenga, fired nurses employed at state-run hospitals that had been protesting against poor salaries and unfavourable working conditions. He accused the disgruntled government employees of being influenced by political motives. Vice President Rtd. Gen. Chiwenga made the statement in his capacity as the Supervisor of the Social Services Cluster.
Simphiwe Development Trust a non-governmental orgainisation in the Western Region is conducting a donation of books campaign that aims at assisting orphans and vulnerable children towards improving their academic needs in Matebeleland North.
The campaign is an initiative by Simphiwe Development Trust to assist and care for the less fortunate who cannot afford basic stationery. The organisation is targeting at least 1000 exercise books to be donated to vulnerable children.
The Department for International Development (DFID), in partnership with UNICEF and the British Council held a shadow Disability Summit in Harare ahead of the Global Disability Summit to be held in London this July.
At the summit Ralph Watungwa, the Chief Executive Officer at Standard Chartered Bank Zimbabwe Limited, implored people to give tools to persons with disabilities and empower the self-determined.
The Zimbabwe Economic Policy Analysis and Research Unit (ZEPARU) is undertaking a study on assessment of the macroeconomic policy formulation and implementation processes in Zimbabwe. The study’s main objective is to assess the current economic policy making and implementation processes.
NANGO, as a critical stakeholder in the macroeconomic policy formulation and implementation processes, made a presentation on the need to raise awareness and increase public participation in policy formulation, avail key policy documents to the public and strengthen oversight institutions.
The Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe (RBZ) Financial Intelligence Unit Deputy Director, Oliver Chiperesa, has said that government will employ monitoring mechanisms to ensure that Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs) do not fund terrorist activities.
The deputy director said this at an awareness workshop for NGOs on terrorist financing and vulnerability of Non-Profit Organisations sector that was held by the Financial Intelligence Unit in Harare.
The Minister of Labour and Social Welfare, Petronella Kagonye, has said the country’s current legislation is sufficient for curbing child marriages.
“The current legislation is sufficient for persecuting those that breach children’s rights. We are currently reviewing the Child Act and the Marriage Act and we cannot not rush the process. The aim is to have a quality product that we can stand by and take pride in,” said Minister Kagonye.
Masvingo NGOs have said that funding challenges will not break their will power to deliver progress and development in the province.
NANGO invited its members to attend a meeting aimed at raising awareness on Anti Money Laundering and Countering Financing of Terrorism (AML/CFT) organised by Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe (RBZ) at the RBZ Sports Club on 5 April 2018.
The meeting has been necessitated by government efforts, led by RBZ Financial Intelligence Unit and Ministry of Labour and Social Welfare to ensure that non-profit making organisations are not used to raise, move or store funds which will be used to commit terrorist activities, or be used for recruiting or training foreign terrorist fighters.
An agreement was reached that independent commissions should work with the Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) so that they can leverage on the presence of CSOs in local communities including hard to reach and marginalised communities. This was reached at a knowledge exchange seminar for civil society and independent commissions that was held at Monomotapa Hotel.