is an accomplished Advocacy, Gender and Child Protection Specialist with vast humanitarian and development, policy analysis/formulation and implementation experience. A researcher on gender and child protection which have provided her with a solid understanding of international, regional and national policies relating to children and children’s rights. An expert in campaign and communication skills with the ability to train and engage difference stakeholders on issues relating to advocacy, gender and child protection in an effort to influence positive policy change. A board member with the Zimbabwe National Council for the Welfare.
is a Socioeconomist and PhD Student at the Centre for Applied Social Sciences, University of Zimbabwe. His interests are in operational researches, Monitoring and Evaluation of programs and projects on Child Protection, Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights, Gender and Economic Empowerment of youths and women.
Sithembile Nyoni Mpofu
Child Rights Consultant has competence in implementation of children focused programmes through the rollout of National Action Plan I for OVCs (pyscho-social support, education, creative arts, basic needs and multi-stakeholder capacity building on mainstreaming matters) and managing of Faith-based Alternative Care Facilities. She has consulted in child focused programmes supported by SIDA, USAID, Family Impact and Consortium of Child Advocacy Organisations. She has authored two publications, namely “Mainstreaming Matters, Matter in the Response to Children’s Vulnerability”, and “Toolkit on “Mainstreaming Gender, Children’s Rights, HIV/AIDS and Disability to the Response to Children’s Vulnerability”.
is a lawyer with an LLM (Masters of laws in Constitutional and Human rights Law) and has over 8 years working experience in the civic society focusing on human rights and with particular reference to children's rights. She has extensive experience in coordination, advocacy, lobbying for children and women’s rights, conducting training on gender based violence, child and protection, detention monitoring the constitution and its compliance with legislative policies and facilitation. She also has experience in policy analysis and has done consultancy work on analysis of the link between business and human rights and drafting training manuals on the gender equality and the constitution of Zimbabwe.
is a human and child rights professional with a legal background. He has work experience in programming around human rights, child rights, policy and development in and outside Zimbabwe. He has conducted a number of rights related consultancies as well as published on child rights related issues, among them on diversion of children in conflict with the law; child marriages; corporal punishment; and child prostitution among others. He also writes Opinion Pieces on various children’s issues which are published in local newspapers. He holds a blend of qualifications in law, human and child rights, programme management and research methods among others.
has been working in the field of Child Rights for the past 10 years. He holds a BSc (hons) Sociology, MSc Sociology and Social Anthropology and a Post. Graduate Diploma in Child Sensitive Social Policies. His areas of interest are Alternative Care, Gender and Advocacy. He is currently working at SOS Children’s Villages Zimbabwe.
is a registered legal Practitioner in Zimbabwe. She has more than 15 years of practical experience in programming on human rights, child rights, child protection, governance and national, regional and international laws governing child rights. She is a Child and Women's rights Advocate, a researcher and expert in provision of legal services to clients and legal drafting. She is a renowned, Consultant in access to justice, human rights, child rights governance, child protection and gender.
a holder of B.A General (UZ),Grad CE (UZ),MS Child and Family Studies(AU) and currently doing PHD in child sensitive research and policy. A child Specialist with experience in providing high quality care to children and families who are socially excluded or experiencing problems in their lives. She has a successful record of working successfully with individual families or groups in a variety of settings. She has an in-depth understanding of legislation and techniques and tools that can be used to provide preventative intervention methods and their application to a variety of cases. Currently a Board Member for Women and Land in Zimbabwe. She also sits on the Advisory board for Zimbabwe Seventh Day Adventist Church representing children.
An administrator and governance specialist by training with professional expertise in the corporate world of public policy and administration; with strong interest in advocacy and child protection, juvenile justice and administration, gender and development studies, research and development. Former member of World Vision Zimbabwe and a co-founder of the Space International.
National Coordinator-Coalition against child labor in Zimbabwe, based in Harare. Educational qualifications (Bachelor of Arts in Public Administration and International Politics, Master of science degree in Development studies, Diploma in Education, Certificate in HIV & AIDS: Care & Counselling, Certificate in systemic family counselling, Certificate in Civil society and the state in Africa, and enrolled for PhD studies in Peace, Leadership and Governance, Africa University. Expert in child labor and human trafficking issues. Consultant in Advocacy, monitoring and evaluation and child participation issues.
is an experienced child protection expert with 8 years’ experience in development work. She holds a Master of Social Sciences Degree in Development Studies, with a post graduate qualification in monitoring and evaluation. She has been engaged in policy advocacy with regards children’s rights. Kudzayi has developed and implemented monitoring systems for various child protection programmes as well as carrying out research studies and evaluations.
is researcher and an academic. He is a Lecturer at the University of Zimbabwe, Department of Social Work. Weston holds Msc Social Work and Bsc Social Work from the University of Zimbabwe. He is a registered Social Worker with Council of Social Workers – Zimbabwe and a member of the Child Rights Coalition in Zimbabwe. Weston has researched and published articles on corporate social responsibility in Zimbabwe. He has research interests in the following areas; Social policy analysis, child rights, youth participation and empowerment, social work regulation and community work.