Operation Pillars

EDUCATION AND SRHR

Youth Dialogue Zimbabwe promotes accurate understanding and comprehensive education of HIV/AIDS, SRHR including those to living with disability for a wide audience and quality education in emergencies. YDZ’s educational outreaches offer teaching tools such as unit and lesson plans and classroom activities, as well as additional online content such as podcasts, newsletters and PowerPoint presentations. YDZ incorporates those living with disabilities in its programming strategies. YDZ has a sexual and reproductive health (SRH) policy and programmes that address young people living with disabilities’ largely unattained SRH rights.

YDZ advocates for policies and champion programs that recognize young people’s rights to: honest sexual health information; accessible, confidential, and affordable sexual health services; and the resources and opportunities necessary to create sexual health equity for all youth.

  • Activities
  • In and Out of school life skills training for both able and young people living with disability (YPLWD)
  •  Community storytelling
  • Film festival
  • Radio programs
  • Social media awareness

Entrepreneurship and life skills

Youth Dialogue Zimbabwe promotes accurate understanding and comprehensive education of HIV/AIDS, SRHR including those to living with disability for a wide audience and quality education in emergencies. YDZ’s educational outreaches offer teaching tools such as unit and lesson plans and classroom activities, as well as additional online content such as podcasts, newsletters and PowerPoint presentations. YDZ incorporates those living with disabilities in its programming strategies. YDZ has a sexual and reproductive health (SRH) policy and programmes that address young people living with disabilities’ largely unattained SRH rights.

YDZ advocates for policies and champion programs that recognize young people’s rights to: honest sexual health information; accessible, confidential, and affordable sexual health services; and the resources and opportunities necessary to create sexual health equity for all youth.

  • Activities
  • In and Out of school life skills training for both able and young people living with disability (YPLWD)
  •  Community storytelling
  • Film festival
  • Radio programs
  • Social media awareness

Good governance and youth participation

Youth Dialogue Zimbabwe aspires for a Zimbabwe where the rights of the citizens are respected and that all leaders at every level carry the mandate of the people. This builds a country which has transparent and accountable leaders.

Since governance is the process of decision making and the process by which decisions are implemented, YDZ wants to increase the meaningful participation of young people in the decision making processes. Recognizing and involving youths in community decision-making processes is about more than engaging young people for the sake of inclusivity. It’s about recognizing the measurable benefits youth offer to organizations and whole communities. YDZ wants to encourage young people to assume leadership roles and gain skills and practical experience leading to more effective decision-making in the future. Participation by both men and women is a key cornerstone of good governance.

Good governance has 8 major characteristics. It is participatory, consensus oriented, accountable, transparent, responsive, effective and efficient, equitable and inclusive and follows the rule of law. It assures that corruption is minimized, the views of minorities are taken into account and that the voices of the most vulnerable in society are heard in decision-making. It is also responsive to the present and future needs of society.

  • Activities
  • Policy dialogue
  • Film festivals
  • Constitutional awareness
  • Meet the MP
  • Peace building

Research, Documentation and Advocacy

YDZ conducts research and document issues that affect marginalized young people. Findings from researches are used for lobbying and evidence based advocacy in different areas.

  • Activities
  • Community mobilization
  • Community monthly reports
  • Frequent club visits
  • Designing an advocacy strategy

Environmental Conservation and Climate change

The organization responds to the current Climate Change and the advanced environmental degradation in rural areas through its Rural Environmental Outreaches. The programmes strive to bring awareness on the dangers of environmental degradation.

The programmes also empower the communities with resilience and adaptation to the increased harsh climatic conditions. YDZ continues to give the community sufficient knowledge to influence their way of life and their attitude towards the environment

  • Activities
  • Partner with other organization in environmental awareness
  • Aforestation and reforestation program in rural areas
  • Conduct clean-up campaigns