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  • New Constitution-making process - Index of articles


  • Our constitution: Our future outreach update
    Youth Agenda Trust
    July 18, 2011

    The Youth Agenda Trust held a constitution discussion forum at Dombotombo Hall, Marondera under part of it's our constitution, our future campaign. The objectives of the discussion forum were to:

    • Reflect on the challenges and successes of the community outreach led by COPAC.
    • To map strategies for increased youth participation in the second all stakeholder´s conference, the referendum and the remaining aspects of the constitution making process.

    The meeting was attended by 86 (46 male, 40 female) youths from Marondera and surrounding farming communities. The following key issues emerged from the discussion forum:

    • Youth participation was very low in the outreach process.
    • The violence that marred the 1st stakeholder's process and the outreach phases compromised qualitative inputs from young people.
    • The participants unanimously resolved to fight against violence in the remaining stages of the constitution making process.

    Our Constitution, Our future ball games tournament -17 July 2011

    A netball and soccer tournament was held on Sunday 17 July 2011 at St Dominic's Nora Primary School, Rusike Growth Point in Goromonzi. Over 300 youths participated in the tournament with 6 soccer teams and two netball teams taking part. The tournament was meant to conscentise the Goromonzi community on the ongoing constitution making process and to encourage non violent participation of youths in the remaining parts of the constitution making process. The tournament was highly successful as it drew local parliamentarians, councilors, traditional leaders and participating teams from Marondera, Goromonzi, Ruwa and surrounding communities. However two youth activists were arrested for unclear reasons by police details who appeared to have been following the proceedings at the tournament. The youths are still in custody and the Zimbabwe Lawyers for Human Rights is still battling for their release.

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