ENHANCING SOCIAL INTERVENTIONS BY INFORMAL PEACE COMMITTEES IN ZIMBABWE: A DEVELOPMENTAL SOCIAL WORK PERSPECTIVE

Abstract

Informal peace committees are community-based responsive and supportive mechanisms that deal with social issues such as interpersonal conflicts, small-scale violence, poverty, hunger and social injustice. As human-service-oriented structures designed and created to represent the interests of local people, informal peace committees have an often unseen correlation with developmental social work in tackling social issues in their host communities in Zimbabwe. This article, therefore, argues that developmental social workers should become involved in these peace committees and identify the contributions they can make as a profession in order to enhance these successful initiatives

Author Biographies

Norman Chivasa, International Centre of Nonviolence, Durban University of Technology, Durban
Postdoctoral Student
Geoffrey Thomas Harris, International Centre of Nonviolence, Durban University of Technology, Durban
Professor
Published
2019-07-15
Section
Articles