Zimbabwe Grantees

Dialogue on Shelter for the Homeless Trust in Zimbabwe (Dialogue on Shelter)

Dialogue on Shelter conducted a participatory baseline of women’s experiences vis-à-vis access to property and inheritance rights in three provinces — Harare, Bulawayo, and Mashonaland West — and designed a community-based education campaign to raise awareness among member organizations and service providers engaged in protecting women’s property and inheritance rights.

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Legal Resources Foundation (LRF)

LRF strengthens the capacity of Zimbabwean women in Matabeleland to assert their property and inheritance rights and to increase access to justice for poor, marginalized and vulnerable women through education outreach and LRF’s legal assistance centres.

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Ntengwe for Community Development (Ntengwe)

Ntengwe engages existing and new partners to enhance women’s access to property and inheritance rights in Victoria Falls and Hwange, districts with prevalence rates four times higher than the national average in Zimbabwe. Ntengwe targets sex workers and engage the Alliance of Community Home-Based Caregivers in their efforts. Ntengwe also engages and builds the capacity of judges, magistrates and other law enforcement actors (i.e. police, local authorities) as well as leverage the media to disseminate information and knowledge and to enhance the visibility of women’s property and inheritance rights in the context of HIV.

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Women and Law in Southern Africa (WLSA)

WLSA-Zimbabwe seeks to contribute to the enhancement of women’s property and inheritance rights in the context of HIV and AIDS through a strengthened and effective legal framework. Specifically, WLSA-Zimbabwe provides legal aid and services to 400 women through help desks in Harare, Norton, and Chitungwiza and mobile legal aid clinics in Norton, Hopley, Epworth and Ruwa; assist 100 women to write responsible wills; engage 100 men to take action on responsible will writing and registration of marriages; build the capacity of 25 justice providers on correct application of inheritance laws; filing a strategic case on women’s property and inheritance rights in the High Court of Zimbabwe; and engage print and social media to create dialogue on women’s property and inheritance rights and contribute to law reform on marriage, property and inheritance rights.

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