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update week ending 26 May 2013
National Youth Development Trust
May 30 2013
Youth Development Trust held Constitutional
Feedback meetings in Entumbane, Pelandaba and Lobengula suburbs
in Bulawayo as well as Lwendulo Hall in Hwange last week. The meetings
were held to inform young people of the contents of the new Zimbabwean
This was after the realization that despite having voted in the
referendum, a number of young people were still ignorant of the
contents of the New Constitution.
focused on discussing and summarizing key issues in the new constitution.
Key amongst these issues was that of the formation of a constitutional
court, establishment of independent commissions, the bill of rights
and the section on youths. Another key issue discussed was on citizenship
with young people expressing varied opinions on how they have been
disenfranchised by the citizenship clause under the Lancaster
the feedback meetings emphasized the need for young people to register
as voters in preparation for the looming general elections. The
young people were then informed of where they can access copies
of the constitution for further reading. They however, also suggested
that NYDT serializes sections of the new constitution in the social
media as it was easier to read it in pieces rather than the voluminous
copy in one go. The meetings will be held at a constituency level
throughout Bulawayo and in Hwange as a way of encouraging young
people to familiarize with critical issues in the new Constitution.
Circle for Young women
Youth Development Trust held a Peace Circle for Young Women’s
on Friday May 24, 2013. The peace circle was held with the aim of
exploring ways in which young women can assert themselves in promoting
peace and ensuring that conflict is avoided in their homes and their
communities at large. The initiative was done due to the realization
that in many instances of conflict women and children are the most
affected as they are most susceptible to harm and hence should have
a major role to play in peace processes and conflict transformation.
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