Advocate. Choice Damiso
Masters in Women’s Law, University of Zimbabwe; Master of Laws with specialisation in international law – University of South Africa, Bachelor of Laws, University of Zimbabwe; Postgraduate Diploma in Public Management, National University of Science and Technology (Bulawayo).
Department: Undergraduate Studies
Research Category: Law
Advocate Choice Damiso practices at the Advocates of Harare Chambers at Old Mutual Centre. She is a lecturer at the University of Zimbabwe law school and she is also a board member of the Women in Law in Southern Africa. She holds an LLB from the University of Zimbabwe and an LLM degree specialising in International Law and Human Rights from the University of South Africa (UNISA). She also holds a Masters in Women’s Law from the University of Zimbabwe Southern Africa Regional Centre for Women’s Law. She has extensive and varied experience in the public sector, academia, development sector and private practice. She is a gender equality practitioner and activist who has a special interest in exploring the gender dimensions of the law with a view to playing a role in the development of laws that bring about gender justice.
From 2004 to 2010, she was the legal counsel to Parliament. From 2012 to 2018, she was employed by the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) Zimbabwe Country office as the programme specialist responsible for gender and human rights.
Phone: +263 78 337 1045
Grants & Funding (current and Past projects):
Awards & Achievements:
Consultancy and advisory work (current and past):
1. Review of electoral systems in Egypt, Djibouti, Somaliland, Sudan and South Sudan in a study commissioned by COMESA.
2. Conducted a review of the prison management system in Zimbabwe, commissioned by Cabinet
3. Review of the legislative framework for combating corruption in Zimbabwe –Transparency International Zimbabwe
4. Review of the marriage laws in Zimbabwe (Zimbabwe Women Lawyers Association and UNICEF)
5. Gender Audit of the electoral laws in Zimbabwe.
6. Baseline survey for “strengthening of the capacity of DPOs to promote inclusive dialogue and participation in governance in Manicaland, Midlands and Masvingo provinces of Zimbabwe.
Supervision information (MPhil, DPhil, etc.):
Supervision of LLB dissertations
Professional membership, Committees, Boards:
1. Board Chair – Zimbabwe Women Lawyer’s Association (ZWLA) 2008 – 2010
2. Board member – Voluntary Media Council of Zimbabwe (VMCZ)
3. Board member - Women and Law in Southern Africa (WLSA) 2018 to date
4. Board Member Centre for Applied Legal Research (CALR); 2011 – 2016)
5. Affiliate Member Institute of Chartered Arbitrators (ICarb) U.K, 2017 - date
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