The State of Peace Report is an annual product of ZimRights’ Right to Peace Campaign. The report captures the key peace concerns and issues in the communities where the campaign is being implemented. It brings together activists operating in the Right to Peace Action Zone into targeted conversations that help the community understand the state of peace in the areas they live. The campaign is being implemented in Masvingo, Bulawayo, Matebeleland North and Matebeleland South Provinces.
The process takes the affected communities through reflective questions, followed by a detailed documentation process that captures the eight pillars of positive peace. The reflective questions are:
a. How do we understand peace in our language?
b. What are the factors leading to the breach of peace in our communities?
c. What is the peace potential in our communities?
d. What are our concerns, fears and worries about the future of peace in our communities?
Cutting across these questions is the question: what interventions can help us create and sustain a culture of peace?
By going through these questions in a reflective manner, communities share rich lessons on possible avenues for building peace from the bottom.
In presenting the 2021 State of Peace Report, ZimRights hopes this will be an action tool for communities to undertake practical actions to build peace.
Download full report here (1.8MB PDF)
Source: Zimbabwe Human Rights Association (ZimRights)