Emmah Gweshe

Synergos Senior Fellow & Child Rights Specialist at Legal Resources Foundation (Retired)

With work focusing on human and child rights, Emmah Gweshe is also the founder of CRADO, a non-profit private voluntary organization, whose objectives are to promote and to protect the rights of children in Zimbabwe through providing for children.

Before establishing CRADO, Emmah served as the Executive Director and Program Manager for the Child Rights Department of what later became the Human Rights and Development Trust of Southern Africa. Between 1996 and 1998, Gwesha worked at the Council for the Welfare of Children. As National Coordinator, she was responsible for the coordination of all children's institutions in Zimbabwe. In the early part of her career, Gweshe was also a teacher and taught at various levels in schools in Zimbabwe. Her experience lies in the areas of research, awareness raising and training in human and child rights and related issues, as well as advocacy at both the local and national levels and the development of training manuals and other human rights materials.

Gweshe received a Masters in International Relations, a Bachelors in Political and Administrative Studies, both from the University of Zimbabwe; and a post graduate diploma in Human Rights from the Raoul Wallenberg Institute of Human Rights and Humanitarian Law in LUND, Sweden. She also received her teacher's training from 1996-1998.