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The Research Advocacy Unit is an independent non-governmental organisation that fosters citizen agency through quality research and advocacy. It is based in Harare, Zimbabwe.

RAU is registered as a Trust and has a board of Trustees comprised of experienced academics, gender and NGO management experts. RAU conducts research and advocacy in three key areas, namely women, displacements and governance. RAU has produced over 100 reports and opinion pieces on a wide variety of topics. Some reports are issued in RAU’s own name, whilst others are issued in the name of our partner organisations. RAU is a member of the Zimbabwe Human Rights NGO Forum and the Women’s Coalition of Zimbabwe. In pursuit of better advocacy, RAU also produces documentary videos to complement the reports that it produces. In partnership with New York-based WITNESS, RAU has produced four widely respected documentary films.

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