Position Paper on Constitution of Zimbabwe Amendment Bill No. 2

Introduction & Background

YETT is a youth networking organization committed to the full participation of young people in sustainable development through advocacy and capacity building of youth and youth organizations in Zimbabwe. On the 31st of December 2019 and 17th of January 2020, the Government of Zimbabwe gazetted the Constitutional Amendment Bill Number 2. Should it be passed by the Parliament, the Bill will introduce several wide-ranging changes to the Constitution of Zimbabwe. One of the proposed amendments seeks to reserve 10 proportional representative seats in the National Assembly for youth. YETT conducted an analysis of Constitutional Amendment Bill Number 2 of 2019, examining each of the proposed provisions from a youth perspective. Specifically, the assignment sought to determine the implications of the proposed amendments in the Constitution of Zimbabwe Amendment Bill (Number 2) of 2019 on the youth’s status and opportunities for development. Following the initial draft of the analysis, YETT facilitated 2 youth consultative meetings in which over 60 youth organisations from across Zimbabwe participated. The meetings validated the analysis done by YETT. This youth position paper is an outcome of all the processes highlighted above.

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Source: Youth Empowerment and Transformation Trust (YETT)