RUCET – RURAL COMMUNITIES EMPOWERMENT TRUST
Rural Communities Empowerment Trust (RUCET) is a community-based youth organisation that contributes to youth development and youth participation in Zimbabwe. They engage in training, platform building and networking with other youth organisations. The organisation has a visible constituency of youth activists at the local level.
Young Women in the Middle
“Young Women in the Middle” is part of the 2023 Small Grants Initiative, to promote the participation of young people, especially young women, in governance, democracy and development issues in Lupane, Zimbabwe. RUCET focuses on capacity building of youth around democracy and governance, youth participation in local governance, promotion of human rights and peace building. The “Young Women in the Middle” project focuses on two main activities for this purpose; firstly, 40 young people are trained on governance and democratic participation (2 trainings are held with 20 young people each), secondly, they develop action plans for increased youth participation in governance and development processes in Lupane.