Who We Are
The Zimbabwe Women’s Resource Centre and Network (ZWRCN) is a non- governmental organization committed to promoting women’s social and economic justice in Zimbabwe and globally, through the power of information, networking and strategic advocacy. We were established in 1990.
We are motivated by the belief that all human beings must fully enjoy the rights and freedoms enshrined in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR), the Convention on the Elimination of all Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW), and the SADC Protocol on Gender and Development, among other gender equality instruments. These human rights instruments affirm that ‘women’s rights are human rights’ and recognize the inherent rights of every person whether male or female. In this respect, ZWRCN stands for Women’s Human Rights.
To see women enjoying the benefits of actualizing their full potential in all areas of their lives.
To enable women to make informed decisions about key aspects of their lives and act accordingly.
The organisation’s strategic aim is informed by three pillars:
- Enhancing learning, knowledge building and sharing on women’s rights and empowerment
- Promoting women’s rights and empowerment including their access to, ownership and control over resources
- Strengthening organizational capacity to achieve results that make a difference to women
ZWRCN’s programmatic focus is underpinned by a desire to Make a Difference for Women (MAD). The organization implements two main programmes: Gender and Information Programme (GIP) and Gender, Economic Policies and Public Finance (GEPPF).