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Constitution bulletin day 61
Human Rights Association (ZimRights)
September 10, 2010
outreach meetings in the eight provinces are scheduled to be completed
by the end of next week, with most of the teams moving into their
last districts tomorrow.
a COPAC report released today, Manicaland is the only province that
is lagging behind. However, outreach meetings in the province are
also expected to be finalised soon, because teams operating in other
provinces will join the Manicaland team soon after they complete
The report gives
the figure of participants as at 6 September as 648 042. Youth participation
remains low, constituting 19.6% of total participation while only
3 718 participants have been from special needs groups.
Thus, as part
of the agenda of the COPAC co-chairs briefing with UN Agencies and
representatives of special interest groups, (women, children, youth,
human rights organisations and people living with disabilities)
COPAC said it would be holding consultation meetings with the youth
and special needs groups in their different institutions where they
are comfortable; or where most are found.
in Manicaland show that although outreach teams started Makoni today,
some areas in Chipinge, which was supposed to be rounded up yesterday,
will be revisited later because the meetings were not conducted
for different reasons. At Cheche and Ratelshook, the outreach teams
had to abandon the meetings because of violence, while at Taka,
no one turned up.
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