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To empower, promote and protect the rights of women including young women with disabilities by creating platforms for engagement, advocacy, networking and capacity building.

An inclusive, safe and empowered society for the diverse groups of women including young women with disabilities.

Human rights

Institute for Community Development in Zimbabwe (ICODZIM) is a woman founded and led organization currently operating in Masvingo and Midlands provinces of Zimbabwe.

The organisation has over 5000 members, that is, women and girls (able and disabled) who are the primary beneficiaries of its programmes and interventions. The day to day running of the organisation is performed by the Secretariat which is currently comprises of 9 paid staff members (8 young women  below the age of 35 and one young man and the team has both able bodied and young women with disability) and the Secretariat is being led by the Executive Director who is a young woman.


In order to promote gender equality and  reduce inequalities amongst women and ensure marginalised  women especially women with disability participate  in important decision-making processes including  holding local and national government institutions  transparent and accountable, promote peaceful social cohesion ICODZIM has done a number of  high level interventions and these includes;

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Democracy and Governance

For ICOD Zim, decisions which are made by the central government, local authorities and solution holders is fundamental to ensuring that democracy delivers for women and women with disabilities. In an ideal world, strong democratic governance is characterized by transparency and accountability in both the public and private sectors.

Sexual and Reproductive Health Rights and Gender Based Violence

ICODZIM advocates for the provision and accessibility to comprehensive SRH products and services by all women in different communities and especially hard to reach areas and by the most vulnerable and marginalised women.

Natural Resource Governance

The ICOD Zim focuses on rights-based and socially inclusive approaches to conservation for effective natural resource management and its contribution to human wellbeing and biodiversity.

Climate Change

The natural environment is also the world’s largest employer and often women in rural communities are accused of contributing to environmental degradation and researchs have also shown that over 70% of communal farming is done and as such impacts and effects of climate change are largely felt by women at household level especially when it negatively affect food security.

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Zimre Park Masvingo