In line with the AFF, the Zimbabwe Feminist Forum (ZFF) seeks to create a platform for communicating and engaging with Zimbabwean feminists from all strata of society. The ZFF seeks to open up space for more dialogue, dialectical exchange, information, debates, knowledge generation and critical analyses of all sectors and their responses thus far to sexism, and gender oppression in Zimbabwe.
The ZFF’s goal is: To create a space for vibrant feminist thinking and critical dialogue towards movement building in Zimbabwe and Southern Africa.
The ZFF Objectives are:
- To provide an alternative platform to engage in critical discourse on the personal, political, economic and social issues affecting women’s rights and development in Zimbabwe.
- To build a powerfully voiced feminist space.
- To develop a critical consciousness through the use of feminist analyses and actions.
- A ZFF not owned by any individual or institution but by the collective commitment and energy of participants that will be governed by principles of tolerance, respect, accountability and self- determination.
- The ZFF will focus and debate, from a feminist perspective, on a critical area for Zimbabwe as it negotiates its transition from a long-running social, economic and political crisis – namely nationhood, statehood, citizenship, entitlements and social responsibility. The ZFF will open discourse on the role of feminists (re)building Zimbabwe and re(building) Zimbabwe feminists.
Resource: Download the 2011 Zimbabwe Feminist Report.