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Exploring the development challenges facing rural women in Matabeleland South, Zimbabwe

University of Cape Town
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  • Social Development
  • Economics
  • Education
  • Political Science


The objectives of the study are to explore how women assess their situation in Matabeleland South with regard to their socio-economic realities; to find out the individual and community circumstances that these rural women in the drought prone region find themselves in; to explore the most important development challenges in relation to the impacts of climate change, access to water, food insecurity, poverty, education and health facilities; to examine the survival strategies that rural women adopt in the present situation and to ascertain the recommendations they make to the government and Non Governmental Organisations to improve their situation.

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