The Zimbabwe Women's Resource Centre and Network

The paper discusses some of the innovative ways in which the Zimbabwe Women's Resource Centre and Network (ZWRCN) has generated space for alternative critical feminist knowledge and analysis, which it sees as an essential basis for equitable development. The objectives of ZWRCN are briefly: to promote and strengthen inter-organizational networking activities for the exchange of information; to promote greater gender-awareness through information; to promote the adoption of gender-sensitive information systems; to repackage information in forms appropriate to relevant users; and to fill information gaps in both formal and non-formal ways. Strategies used by the ZWRCN include: documentation centre, thematic debates, talks on Gender and Development (GAD), gender training, a linkage programme, lobbying and advocacy, the GAD database, and book fairs. This article is freely available as a chapter in Development with Women. Abstract supplied by kind permission of CABI.