PAGE 1 NATIONAL TRANSITIONAL JUSTICE WORKING GROUP ZIMBABWE NEWSLETTER Transitional Justice Briefing – Feb to March 2019 The NTJWG consolidated the June-September, 2018 and October- December, 2018 Newsletters which are critical in informing Zimbabweans on the work of the NPRC and NTJWG. Newsletters are also a culmination to the NPRC Watch. They are available on the NTJWG website. This newsletter highlights activities carried out between February and March 2019. March 2019 Newsletter Stakeholders’ Consultative and Feedback Meeting 20 Feb 2019 On the 20 th of February, the NTJWG convened a meeting with stakeholders in Bulawayo to reflect onthe work of the Working Group in 2018 and to also map the way forward for 2019. The discussions were based on the real and perceived threats to transitional justice processes happening across the country and how the NTJWG can be organised to respond to these pertinent issues. The meeting was facilitated by Mr. Brian Kagoro and attended by 12 participants in total. Radio programme on Skyz-FM in Bulawayo 22 February 2019 On the 22 nd of February, the Working Group, with its stakeholders, had a radio programme on Skyz Metro FM, discussing on the national and regional transitional justice strategy for 2019. The program consisted of the 1 st of August 2018 shooting and the January 2019 shutdown protests. It also popularised the NTJWG transitional justice advocacy strategy and linked it to the pending issues in the Matabeleland region. The conversation gave citizens an opportunity to input into the policy, making the process inclusive. Panellists were Rev. Motsi (NTJWG), Annah Moyo (CSVR) and Mthokozisi Ndebele (WILD Trust). NTJWG Strategic Planning Retreat 21 – 22 February 2019 From the 21 st to 22 nd of February, the NTJWG in partnership with CSVR, met to develop the Working Group’s strategic framework for 2019 and beyond, building on the momentum of the Transitional Justice Policy Symposium convened in November 2018, in Bulawayo. The draft report for the strategic planning meeting is now with the NTJWG members for review and is due for publication in April, 2019. International Women’s Day 8 March 2019 On the 8 th of March, the NTJWG joined UN Women, ZWLA, ZCC and other stakeholders to discuss pertinent issues related to gender-based violence. The event which was held to commemorate International Women’s Day was attended by 51 participants. During the meeting, it was agreed that there is need to use innovative techniques such as technology to pursue gender equality and to quell violence against women. NPRC Watch The (National Transitional Justice Working Group) NTJWG produced the 5 th and is in the process of producing the 6 th and 7 th Editions of the (National Peace and Reconciliation Commission’s) NPRC Watch. These documents capture the work of the NPRC in particular and other transitional justice processes in general. These documents are available on the NTJWG website for review.