Key Achievements

  • WCoZ successfully coordinated women’s rights organizations, activists and grassroots women in advocating for the passing of a National Constitution that recognizes the rights of women and girls. After years of advocacy and influencing since the first constitutional reform process in 1999, The promulgation of the new constitution in 2013 with 75% of progressive gender sensitive provisions was a significant achievement for WCoZ in ensuring that women’s rights are protected at the highest level of the law.
  • The Coalition has been able to catalyze dialogue around policy issues; Government of National Unity (GNU), Domestic Violence Act, Inheritance Laws, Sexual Offenses Act, Child marriages etc
  • The Coalition has increased recognition of women’s issues in high level platforms; Southern Africa Protocol Alliance Focal point, CEDAW shadow report, Universal Periodic Review processes The Coalition has managed to bring together women from diverse political backgrounds through the G20
  • The Coalition has successfully supported women to participate in electoral processes which were previously dominated by men; through campaigns such as Vote for a Woman, Simukai Zimbabwe, Women’s Situation Room, Mary Robinson visit
  • The Coalition has offered and continues to provide a platform for women to engage; through members meetings and respond to various issues.