Back to Index
named Rotary Peace Fellow
July 16, 2013
a Zimbabwean human rights, women's rights and non-violence activist
has been named as a recipient of the prestigious Rotary Peace Fellowship.
Nembaware is headed for Japan to study the art of resolving conflict
and promoting peace at the world-renowned International Christian
University in Tokyo.
Fellows are leaders committed to promoting national and international
cooperation, understanding, peace, and the successful resolution
of conflict; demonstrating it through professional and academic
achievements and personal and community service activities. The
10-year-old program is part of Rotary's efforts to promote greater
tolerance and cooperation among people and nations worldwide. 60
fellows are annually chosen from around the globe based on their
ability to have a significant, positive impact on world peace. To
date, more than 680 fellows have received master's-level degrees
at universities in England, Japan, Australia, Sweden and the United
A trainer, motivational
speaker, development programmer and gender activist, Nixon graduated
from the University
of Zimbabwe with an honours degree in Political Science and
a master's degree in Public Administration. He believes that politics
is a great art of compromise and says, “Zimbabwe has a history
of conflict resolution where skilful negotiation was employed to
ensure freedom and safety for the majority”. He cites the
Lancaster House Conference and the Global
Political Agreement as notable watersheds.
Japan Nixon said, “Japan has great lessons for Zimbabwe; after
historic tragic events they invested in a future based on Peace
and non-violence. The state formally surrendered the sovereign right
of belligerency and the Japanese constitution outlawed war as a
means to settle international disputes involving the state”.
Nixon has interesting career highlights ranging from organizing
citizens’ arrests on rapists to mobilizing 20 000 Zimbabwean
men to support gender sensitive clauses in what has become the most
gender-sensitive constitutions in Africa. He has worked in all provinces
of Zimbabwe and currently serves as the Gender and Equality Advisor
for an International NGO. He has also worked with men and boys on
ending gender-based violence both in Zimbabwe and USA and hopes
to focus his research on gender-based violence.
Please credit www.kubatana.net if you make use of material from this website.
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons License unless stated otherwise.