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Zimbabwean students join campaign against illicit financial flows

BULAWAYO, 15 April 2017– The Centre for Natural Resource Governance (CNRG) facilitated an awareness raising session on the Stop The Bleeding Campaign against Illicit Financial Flows during the National Movement for Catholic Students (NMCS) Easter Conference. More than 500 students from various learning institutions participated in the event under the theme ‘Yes We Can’, where key speakers from the Catholic church and civil society encouraged the Movement to continue striving to advocate for social justice.
The students were encouraged to give their views on the given topics. These included the United Nations, African Union, 2018 Elections, Universal Declaration of Human Rights, International Movement for Catholic Students(IMCS), Hwange Coal mining, Marange diamond mining, HIV among others. The students then held discussions with the CNRG Programme Manager, Tafadzwa Muropa, where their ideas were linked to the Stop The Bleeding Campaign. Ms Muropa encouraged the students to link their daily struggles to the call for citizens to demand for accountability on the way their natural resources are governed by the policy makers.
Previously the NMCS had been engaged in a national campaign on environmental justice which was implemented through a clean- up exercise at the local level. The students recommended that CNRG and Tax Justice Network- Africa hold local level capacity- building sessions on illicit financial flows and its impact on the youth.  The Catholic students committed to use social media to spread the campaign.

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17/04/2017

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