Research and Advocacy
RMT hinges its work on research and advocacy focusing on social protection for orphans and vulnerable children, integrated services on gender based violence, fostering girls and young women sexual reproductive health rights, leadership and economic empowerment.
As part of fostering girls and young women’s leadership and economic empowerment, we facilitate their participation on physical and virtual advocacy platforms from community, national, regional and global levels.
This is anchored on bringing the lived experiences of girls and young women in rural communities on different policy platforms including the African Union Summit, SADC People’s Summit, the Gender Is My Agenda Campaign (GIMAC) and the UN Commission on the Status of Women (UN CSW). These platforms are instruments that sharpen confidence and leadership skills of girls and young women. This has contributed to the establishment of RMT Game-Changers Network in Zimbabwe which spearheads advocacy work being done by young women and girls.
The work we have done in the rural communities, has informed us the need for evidence generation through research and documentation of community experiences. This is helping to inform existing policies by identifying their gaps, inconsistencies and emerging issues. We conduct research which informs our work and contributes to national and regional gender policy frameworks. The researches done include ‘Women’s Access to Land in Murewa Rural district’ published in 2017 and the ‘Documentation of Nhanga as a Feminist and Intergenerational Space for Advocacy, Mentorship, Skills Building and Leadership’ published in 2021.