Pitfalls of The Internet As A Developmental Tool

A Study Of The Politics Of Internet Use by Gender And Sexual Minorities In Zimbabwe

On Dec 3 2018, Koliwe supported by USAID and Counterpart International among many other organizations launched her first research project 'Pitfalls of the internet as a developmental tool' which seeks to show how the internet has become a political weapon to infringe on the rights of marginal sexual and gender communities rather than a developmental tool and seeks to make recommendations for policy and legislative reform. The research focused on different target groups - sex workers and the Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender and Queer (LGBTQ) communities in Zimbabwe - whom although have different characteristics, their interests and the challenges they face intersect in several ways.
The study's recommendations aim to enhance the groups’ use of the internet for the enjoyment of their rights to participate in national public discourse on socio-economic and political interest specific to them as marginal communities.

Koliwe released a book that details the research, including findings and recommendations. You can find out all the details and more by reading the FREE e-book.