19 October 2018- The Election Situation Room (ESR) notes that the National Peace and Reconciliation Commission (NPRC) has launched a five (5) year strategic plan from the 2018-2022 themed transitioning Zimbabwe from a conflictual past to a sustainable, harmonious and peaceful society through generations .The NPRC strategic plan document states that it will be guided by five shared values: confidentiality, inclusivity, Ubuntu, victim-centeredness and transparency. As the ESR will hope that the various processes will be inclusive of all citizens and address the underlying causes of conflict which have manifested in political, social, economic and other challenges. This in turn should facilitate inclusive national healing practices drawing from the various pathways including the Constitution of the Republic of Zimbabwe (2013), the National Peace and Reconciliation Commission Act chapter 10:32, sustainable development goals 5 and 16 amongst other key documents. It is the ESR’s hope that the notion of conflict prevention will be encouraged and sustained at all levels in the country and also support the creation of a positive environment and legal framework for peace.
About the ESR
The Election Situation Room was convened by the Zimbabwe Election Support Network. The Election Situation Room provides a platform for effective citizen monitoring and domestic observation of electoral processes, where key stakeholders and the general public can feed information and receive timely updates on key electoral processes. To achieve this, more than 40 organizations drawn from across the country and from different sectors have come together under the banner of the Election Situation Room. It has a Steering Committee that provide guidance and leadership to the ESR. The members of the Steering Committee are: Counselling Services Unit, Election Resource Centre, Habakkuk Trust, Heal Zimbabwe Trust, National Association of Societies for the Care of the Handicapped, National Association of Youth Organizations, Women’s Coalition of Zimbabwe, Zimbabwe Christian Alliance, Zimbabwe Election Support Network, Zimbabwe Lawyers for Human Rights, and Zimbabwe Peace Project. These organizations have accredited observers, monitors, peace ambassadors who are community based. The ESR has a call Centre where members of the public are calling to report any incidents observed regarding election related processes and any governance issues.
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