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Title:Zimbabwean Women Engage with the Constitution: Interview With: Priscilla Misihairabwi
Authors:Misihairabwi, Priscilla
Matshe, ThokoISNI
Mahlunge, YvonneISNI
Zigomo, LydiaISNI
Mothobi-Tapela, Iwani
Kazembe, Joyce Laetitia
Periodical:SAFERE: Southern African Feminist Review (ISSN 1024-9451)
Notes:biblio. refs.
Geographic terms:Zimbabwe
Southern Africa
Law, Legal Issues, and Human Rights
Status of Women
Politics and Government
Women's participation
constitutional reform
political science
External link:https://www.ajol.info/index.php/safere/article/view/23989
Abstract:Under the heading 'Zimbabwean women engage with the Constitution', women activists, including a member of parliament and member of the Movement for Democratic Change (MDC), the chairperson of the National Constitutional Assembly (NCA), and the director of the Zimbabwe Women Lawyers Association and chairperson of the Zimbabwe Women's Coalition, portray a moment in the herstory of the Zimbabwean women's movement: the engagement of all classes, statuses, ages, political persuasions and locations with the Constitution as a contested site. Through this engagement women in Zimbabwe transformed the discourse on constitutionalism and critical issues of social and civic representation. The contributions highlight the role of women in the National Constitutional Assembly (NCA) and the Constitutional Commission of Zimbabwe (CCZ) and their opposition to proposed changes in the country's constitution during 1999. Ref.