Gillian T. Chinzete

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Gillian Tafadzwa Chinzete


Gillian Tafadzwa Chinzete is a feminist, public policy, governance and development practitioner who is passionate about young women emancipation and has a strong background in community development work.  Currently, she is the Community Engagement Specialist for the Zimbabwe Human Rights Association (ZimRights) based in Harare. Her work includes the advancing of the ZimRights’ SP2P strategy with a particular focus on movement building, community engagement and youth programming.

She holds a Master’s in Public Policy and Governance, a Bachelor of Science Honours Degree in Peace and Governance and a Special Honours Degree in Monitoring and Evaluation. She has expertise in project management, lobbying and advocacy, with research interests that include peace, womens rights, public policy and governance.

Prior to joining ZimRights, Gillian worked for other human rights groups including VISET and IYWD.

In her recent and current engagements, Gillian is involved in strengthening the collective voice and power of youths, young women and girls through policy research and advocacy in Zimbabwe.