Michelle Mutogo is a Legal officer at Deaf Zimbabwe Trust. She is the point of contact for issues relating to women and Sexual and Gender based Violence.
She has been instrumental in the establishment of Deaf Zimbabwe Trust’s Disability Rights Law Centre and works to promote the rights of persons with disabilities through public policy analysis, strategic litigation, provision of legal aid and advocacy. She has conducted court monitoring sessions in Zimbabwe to determine the levels of disability inclusiveness in the justice system and has gone on to engage the Judicial Services Commission with recommendations based on her findings.
She identifies gaps within policies and Acts and gives recommendations to relevant duty bearers. Currently, she is working on sensitizing duty bearers on issues affecting persons with Disabilities in Zimbabwe so as to ensure that the decisions they make are inclusive in nature. She is working with the National Association of Youth Organisations in terms of redrafting the National Youth Policy to make it more Inclusive.
She ran a project funded by Amplify Change and Restless Development to enhance access to Sexual and Reproductive Health services and knowledge for young people with Disabilities in Zimbabwe.