Zimbabwe Women's Bureau (ZWB) is a national membership non-governmental organization that was established in 1978. Since its inception, ZWB has developed and implemented programs aimed at promoting economic sustainability, household food security and sustainable livelihoods for its members and their families throughout Zimbabwe. Membership of ZWB stands at more than 25 000 most of are women. Members join as individuals women, community based organizations and institutions concerned with promotion of sustainable development, equitable and equal access and control of resources by the disadvantaged groups including the infected and affected by HIV and AIDS which is pluralistic, participatory, sustainable and holistic. Zimbabwe Women’s Bureau partner with a multitude of local, national and international organizations . Zimbabwe Women’s Bureau is efficient, independent and accountable. More than 90 percent of our expended resources support program activities.
ZWB’s vision is a Zimbabwe in which all women have sufficient / decent shelter; clothing and nutritious food and their children are free from malnutrition. It is of a Zimbabwe where women are well informed and educated about the issues affecting them in communities, are self reliant, know and exercise their legal rights, are free to choose their leaders in their way and are able to raise their quality of life without relying on outside or donor assistance.
Our mission is to improve the socio-economic status of communities by means of providing training, information, financial and material support for sustainable development programmes to women.
The governance structure of ZWB is such that the members make ZWB policies and operational guidelines through 20 elected National Council members, representing members in all areas of Zimbabwe. The activities of the organisation are monitored by an elected National Executive Committee of 7 members who meet every month to monitor the progress of the organisation and supervise the activities of the Director and staff members.