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DIRECTOR OF SEARCWL

Professor Julie Stewart is the Director of the Southern and Eastern African Centre for Women's Law (SEARCWL) formerly the Women's Law Centre (WLC) at the University of Zimbabwe.

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Name : Julie Elliott Stewart

DOB : 01.11.1947

Professor - Faculty of Law, University of Zimbabwe

Educational Qualifications - LLB (Hons) London, 1970

Honorary Professor University of Cape Town - 2002-2007

OTHER (Significant)

Founder and Part-time Research Associate - Women and Law in Southern Africa, 1987 - 2000

Country Coordinator - Rockefeller FEMED Project on Sexual Maturation and Life Skills Development 2000 - 2004 .

Editorial Committee - Zimbabwe Law Review

Editorial Board - Electronic Journal University of Warwick - Law, Globalisation and Development.

Content scrutiniser and general content coordinator - Zimbabwe Wills and Inheritance Project - nation wide multi media project and information dissemination campaign - 2001 - 2002

Director - SEARCWL and coordinator of the Masters in Women's Law at the University of Zimbabwe

Her research interests lie in exploring customary law and drawing the threads of different systems of law together to create a more holistic approach to law especially as it affects the lives of women. One of the critical aspects of this overall research theme is devising appropriate research methods and analytical tools which facilitate activist research on all aspects of the law and with all kinds of different groups and individual needs.


PUBLICATIONS
BOOKS

1. Stewart, J.E. and Armstrong A., (eds) The Legal Situation of Women in Southern Africa, UZ Publications,Harare, 1990 pp i-xiv, 1-241

2. Stewart, J.E. and W. Ncube (eds) Widowhood, Inheritance Laws, Customs and Practices in Southern Africa; Women and Law in Southern Africa Project, Harare 1995.

3. Stewart, J.E with Dengu-Zvobgo, K., Donzwa, W, Gwaunza, E. Kazembe, J., Ncube, W., Inheritance in Zimbabwe: Law, Customs and Practice, WLSA, Harare 1994, (edition 2 1995). pp i-xvi & 1 -309.

4. Stewart, J.E with K. Dengu-Zvobgo, B. Donzwa, E. Gwaunza, J. Kazembe and W. Ncube, Continuity and Change; The Family in Zimbabwe, WLSA, Harare, 1997, pp 192 (editor and major author).

5. Stewart, J.E with K. Dengu-Zvobgo, B. Donzwa, E. Gwaunza, J. Kazembe and W. Ncube, Paradigms of Exclusion: Women's Access to Resources in Zimbabwe, WLSA, 1997 pp 156 (editor and major author ).

6. Stewart, J.E. and W. Ncube, Standing at the Crossroads: WLSA and the Rights Dilemma which way do we Go?, WLSA, Harare, 1997, pp 48.

7. Stewart J.E. et al, Paving the Way Forward, A Review and Research Primer of WLSA Research Methodologies, WLSA, Harare, 1997, pp 62 (main author and editor).

8. Stewart J.E. with A. Weis-Bentzon, A. Hellum, W. Ncube and T. Agersnap Pursuing Grounded Theory in Law: South North Experiences in Women's Law, Tano, Oslo and Mond, Harare, 1998, pp 311 (editor and major author).

9. Stewart J.E. et al In the Shadow of the Law: Women and the Justice Delivery System in Zimbabwe, 2000, WLSA, Harare pp 184 (editor and major author).

10. Stewart et al, Pregnancy and Childbirth Joy or Despair: Women and Gender Generated Reproductive Crimes of Violence, p150, WLSA, Harare 2001 (editor and major author).

11. Stewart J.E. (Series Editor and General Editor): P. Mutunga (ed) Life Skills, Sexual Maturation and Sanitation: What's (not) happening in our schools - An Exploratory Study from Kenya, WLC and Weaver Press Harare, 2003 pp 198.

12. Stewart J.E. (Series Editor and General Editor): E. Kirumira (ed) Life Skills, Sexual Maturation and Sanitation: What's (not) happening in our schools - An Exploratory Study from Uganda, WLC and Weaver Press Harare, 2003 pp 178.

13. Stewart J.E. (Series Editor and General Editor): Stewart, J.E. (ed) Life Skills, Sexual Maturation and Sanitation: What's (not) happening in our schools - An Exploratory Study from Zimbabwe, WLC and Weaver Press Harare, 2004 pp 306.

CHAPTERS PUBLISHED IN BOOKS

1. Stewart, J.E., Playing the Game: Women's Inheritance of Property in Zimbabwe in Armstrong and Ncube (eds) Women and Law in Southern Africa, ZPH, Harare, 1987. pp 85-104

2. Stewart, J.E. with W.Ncube, M.Maboreke and A. Armstrong the Legal Situation of Women in Zimbabwe in Stewart, J.E. and Armstrong A., (eds) The Legal Situation of Women in Southern Africa, UZ Publications, Harare, 1990, pp 165-222.

3. Stewart, J.E. Inheritance In Zimbabwe: The Quiet Revolution in Stewart, J (ed) WLSA, Harare, (1992) pp 6-21

4. Stewart, J.E. and Ncube W., The Legal and Cultural Framework of Succession in Southern Africa, WLSA, Harare (1992) pp 100-124

5. Stewart, J.E., B. Donzwa and W, Ncube, Which Law, What Law, Playing with the Rules pp 73-107 in J. Stewart and W. Ncube (eds) Widowhood, Inheritance Laws, Customs and Practices in Southern Africa; Women and Law in Southern Africa Project, Harare 1995

6. Stewart, J.E. (ed) Grounding Good Governance and Democracy in Communities: An Exploration of Some Zimbabwean Experiences, ANSI, Vienna and IILIR, Graz, 1998, pp 108.

7. Stewart, J.E Teaching your grandmother to suck eggs! Ostrich eggs?: Developing new approaches based on the wisdom of others. The WLSA experience? in Arnfred, A and Petersen, H (eds) Legal Change in North South Perspective, IDS, Roskilde. University, Denmark, 1996.

8. Stewart, JE: Field Research on Customary Law: Gender Awareness - A Framework for a Method adapted to the Social Target Groups. in Bennett, T and Runger, M (eds) The Ascertainment of Customary Law and the Methodological Aspects of Research into Customary Law, Namibia Law Reform and Development Commission, Windhoek, 1996.

9. Stewart, J.E. Rights, Rights, Rights: Women's Rights in Blume, P. and K. Ketscher eds Ret og skonsomhed i en overganstid, Akademisk Forlag, Copenhagen, 1998 pp 159-176.

10. Stewart, J.E. Why I Can't Teach Customary Law in Eekelaar, J. and Nhlapo, T. eds The Changing Family: Family Forms and Family Law, Hart Publishing, Oxford, 1998 pp 217-229 also in 1997 ZLR (Vol 14).

11. Stewart, J.E., Zimbabwe: Formal Structures for Sustainability and Democracy versus Grounded Reality, in Winds of Small Change: Civil Society Interaction with the African State, G. Holland and G. Ansell (eds) Austrian Development Cooperation and Nord Sud Institute, 1998.

12. Stewart, J.E., Designing Methodology for Exploring Progress in Winds of Small Change, G. Holland and G. Ansell (eds) Austrian Development Cooperation and Nord Sud Institute, 1998.

13. Stewart, J.E., Teaching, Researching and Developing Women's Law at the University of Zimbabwe in Medhi, R and .Shaheed, eds, in Women's Law in Legal Education and Practice in Pakistan: North South Cooperation, New Social Science Monographs, Copenhagen, 1997.

14. Stewart, J.E, A Tragedy of Lives: Women in Prison in Zimbabwe in Musengezi, C and Staunton I (eds) A Tragedy of Lives: Women in Prison in Zimbabwe, Weaver Press, Harare, 2003 pp 1-10.

15. Stewart, J.E . Prison is No Place for a Woman in Musengezi, C and Staunton I (eds) A Tragedy of Lives: Women in Prison in Zimbabwe, Weaver Press, Harare, 2003 pp305-313.

16. Stewart, J.E. Sex? Gender? So What? Mainstreaming Gender Concerns in Welpe, Thege, Henderson and Welpe (eds) The Gender Perspective: Innovations in economy, organisations and Health within the Southern African Development Community (SADC), Peter Lang, Frankfurt am Main, 2004

PUBLISHED ARTICLES

1. Stewart, J.E. "Widows Lot" - A Remedy 1983-84 Zimbabwe Law Review 72-84 (13 pages) - (this article on spoliation orders in matters of inheritance was quoted in the Supreme Court judgement in Chihowa v Mangwende SC-84-87

2. Stewart, J.E., "A Final Resting Place", 1977 Rhodesia Law Journal 116-122.

3. Stewart, J.E., "A Small Victory for the Little Man" 1978 (1) Rhodesia Law Journal 3-6

4. Stewart, J.E., "The Legal Age of Majority Act Strikes Again" - Chihowa v Mangwende 1986 Zimbabwe Law Review 168-172

5. Stewart, J.E., "Another Word on Fideicomissum" 1983-84 Zimbabwe Law Review 255-259.

6. Stewart, J.E. "Coping With the Muddle" 1990 Legal Forum 12-20

7. Stewart, J.E. " Donald v The Master of the High Court," 1991 "Legal Forum 38-46

8. J.E. Stewart, under the pseudonym Portia, 1980 RLJ 258-262 (5 pages) a review of Colman, G., "22 Quaint Cases in South African Law" Cape Town, Juta, 1980 pp i-x and 1-115.

9. J.E. Stewart, under the pseudonym Portia, "The Compleat Case Note", 1982 Zimbabwe Law Journal 206-208.

10. Stewart, J.E., Who Gets the Money: Some Aspects of Testate and Intestate Succession in Zimbabwe, 1989-90 Zimbabwe Law Review 85-103

11. Stewart, J.E.,The Dependants Live On: Protection of Deceased Estates and Maintenance Claims Against Deceased Estates, 1989-90 Zimbabwe Law Review 104-123

12. Stewart, J.E., Untying the Gordian Knot! Murisa v Murisa S-41-92, A Little More than a Case Note; Legal Forum, Vol No 3, Harare, Legal Resources Foundation. 8-16

13. Stewart, J.E. with Armstrong, A.; Beyani, C.; Kabeberi-Macharia, J., Molokomme, A.; Ncube, W.; Nhlapo, R.; Rwezaura, B.; Uncovering Reality: Excavating Women's Rights in African Family Law; International Journal of Law and the Family 7, (1993) 314-36 9.

14. Stewart, J.E.; Some points to ponder arising from the White Paper; Legal Forum vol 5, No 2, Legal Resources Foundation 26-30

15. Stewart J.E. with B. Rwezaura, A. Armstrong, W. Ncube and others, Parting the Long Grass: Revealing and Reconceptualising the African Family: Journal of Legal Pluralism and Unofficial Law 1995, no 35, 1995 pp 25 - 73.

16. Stewart, J.E. Exploring Law and Reality: WLSA Methodology: A Zimbabwe version? 1997 ZLR (Vol 14) 54-73

17. Stewart, J.E., Why I Can't Teach Customary Law 1997 ZLR (Vol 14) 18-28

18. Stewart, J.E. Women, Land and the Constitution 1998 ZLR (Vol 15) 42-49

19. Stewart, J.E. Theoretical Perspectives Sex, Race, Class or Gender Culture and Religion, Institute for Women's and Gender Studies, University of Pretoria, Occasional Paper 5, 2005

20. Gender Minefields Watching Your Step [Internalizing the Need for Change] Institute for Women's and Gender Studies, University of Pretoria, Occasional Paper 5, 2005

COMMISSIONED REPORTS

1. Stewart J.E., J. Mohamed-Katerere and J. Matowonyika, Incorporating Social and Cultural Values in Zimbabwe's Environmental Legislation, December 1996.

2. Stewart J.E. and Tsanga, A.S. Law, Literature, Materials and Organisations Capacity Review of Wills and Inheritance Dissemination Project, Zimbabwe WLC, Harare, 2001.

3. Stewart, J.E. and Himonga, C., Mid Term Review of Oxfam America Gender and Law Programmes, SEARCWL, Harare, 2003 pp 84

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