Manicaland experiences of recurrent natural disasters and how it is prone to environmental degradation through mining and agriculture qualifies it as a vulnerable province when it comes to climate justice issues. It was the worst Province affected by cyclone Idai in 2019. DOMCCP interventions will focus on working with communities to build their capacity on emergence preparedness and coordinating emergency responses upon the occurrence of emergencies. Interventions will also focus on building resilient communities through developing community capacities to adopt climate smart and environmentally friendly, livelihoods and lifestyles.
Current interventions are in the following pillars
DOMCCP will implement evidence based programming to ensure access to and increase uptake of HIV and TB prevention, treatment, care and support services for adults and paediatrics. The thrust will be to reduce new HIV infections through promotion of proven prevention methods, promote uptake of HIV testing services and ensure improved access and adherence to ART and TB treatment. The uptake of SRH and MNCH services among communities will also be supported through community based interventions while working with service providers. DOMCCP will also implement Covid-19 interventions by promoting adherence to WHO prescribed preventive measures, access to treatment and supporting home-based recovery. Psychosocial support is a cross-cutting issue that will receive due attention to ensure good mental health. The organisation will also implement interventions that ensure that communities have clean water as this is very important for health and hygiene.
A general increase in cases of sexual and gender based violence was noted in the province. This was worsened by the Covid-19 induced lockdowns which saw families confined in their homes. The role of the Church in tackling SGBV was projected to be critical going forward, as program data showed that involvement of church leaders and faith communities produced very promising outcomes. The social ill has gotten global attention and DOMCCP has devoted to take the challenge head on.
On this pillar DOMCCP will implement interventions that improve peaceful coexistence of people in communities through implementation of interventions that seek to eliminate gender based violence, child abuse, rape, early child marriages. Interventions will also target retrogressive religious and cultural practices, norms and beliefs that perpetuate other societal ills. The universal declaration of human rights asserts the importance of all people to be able to access and enjoy their rights. In this respect DOMCCP will support communities to know and access rights where access to such is compromised. Programming will also focus on inclusion and empowerment of marginalised members of society, including but not limited to women, youth, children and people with disabilities.
People with disability, especially children are being side-lined from mainstream development. DOMCCP is grounded on capacitation of people with disability. DOMCCP also embraced the ideology of inclusion of people with disability by implementing meaningful disability inclusion programmes for their benefit.
The marginalisation of women is far from being over. Women economic empowerment is a powerful tool that also reduces women’s exposure to abuse as it reduces their over-dependency on men. Dependence has of late become a contributing factor of women abuse. Lack of control, access and ownership of resources has reduced women to mere subjects of men. Women have been victimised, disparaged, objectified, undermined and commoditised as they do not have any means of production since they are excluded from economic participation. The program seeks to empower women financially so that they become independent and self-sustained.
On this pillar DOMCCP will implement interventions that improve infrastructural development in communities through implementation of interventions that seek to promote access to human rights. Interventions will also seek to enhance value addition in communities through more modern infrastructure, be it in learning institutions or health institutions. The universal declaration of human rights asserts the importance of all people to be able to access and enjoy their rights. In this respect DOMCCP will support communities to build schools, clinics, hospitals, workplaces and bridges only to mention but a few.