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  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, ed 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
  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
  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
  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
  9. 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
  10. Stewart J.E. et al In the Shadow of the Law: Women and the Justice Delivery System in Zimbabwe, 2000, WLSA, Harare.
  11. Stewart et al, Pregnancy and Childbirth Joy or Despair: Women and Gender Generated Reproductive Crimes of Violence, p150, WLSA, Harare 2001 (forthcoming)


  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., 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
  4. J. E. Stewart, 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
  5. J. E. Stewart: 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. Stewart, J.E., Teaching, Researching and Developing Women's Law at the University of Zimbabwe in Medhi, R and F. Shaheed, eds, in Women's Law in Legal Education and Practice in Pakistan: North South Cooperation, New Social Science Monographs, Copenhagen, 1997


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

    Stewart, J.E., Who Gets the Money: Some Aspects of Testate and Intestate Succession in Zimbabwe, 1989-90 Zimbabwe Law Review 85-103
  9. Stewart, J.E.,The Dependants Live On: Protection of Deceased Estates and Maintenance Claims Against Deceased Estates, 1989-90 Zimbabwe Law Review 104-123
  10. 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
  11. 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.
  12. Stewart, J.E.; Some points to ponder arising from the White Paper; Legal Forum vol 5, No 2, Legal Resources Foundation 26-30

    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.
  13. Stewart, J.E. Exploring Law and Reality: WLSA Methodology: A Zimbabwe version? 1997 ZLR (Vol 14) 54-73
  14. Stewart, J.E., Why I Can't Teach Customary Law 1997 ZLR (Vol 14) 18-28


An aca-activist, Dr. Amy Tsanga has broad experience in human rights activism, teaching, and action research in the area of women's rights and social action strategies. She also has wide experience in consultancy work on women's rights and human rights issues. Her writings include:


1.Taking Law to the People: Gender Law Reform and Community Legal Education in Zimbabwe (Harare: Weaver Press, 2003)

2. (Co editor) Paths Are Made by Walking: Human Rights Intersecting Plural Legalities and Gendered Realities (Harare: Weaver Press, 2007)


Forthcoming 2009: (co –editor) Breaking the Mould: Innovative Regional Approaches to Teaching, Researching and Analysing Women and Law.



  1. Conclusion in: A Tragedy of Lives: Women in Prison in Zimbabwe Ed by C Musengezi and I. Staunton (Harare: Weaver Press 2003)
  2. Lessons from Activism in Legal Services: Implications for the Leal Profession and the Development of Law Curricular in (Copenhagen, 1998) pp 94-108
  3. Experiences from Legal Aid and Legal Literacy Programmes in Zimbabwe:Bottom up Approach in Women’s law in R Mehdi and F Shaheed (Eds) Legal Education & practice in Pakistan; North South Co-operation ( Copenhagen New Social Science Monographs, 1997)
  4. Participation as a human right: The role of grassroots in popular education in Mia Melin (ed.) Democracy in Africa: On Whose Terms (Sweden: Forum Syd, 1995) pp. 161-172
  5. Legal Education and legal services in Zimbabwe: A focus on women, law and culture in, Beyond Law: Stories in Social Change from Latin America and around the World Vol. 3 No. 8 (1993) 11-21
  6. Action research in Zimbabwe: Two case studies in Armstrong A (ed.) Women and Law in Southern Africa: Perspectives in Research Methodology Working Paper No.2 (Harare: WLSA, 1990) pp 164-179
  7. The Experience of Paralegals in Zimbabwe, in Working for Justice: The Role of Paralegals in South Africa (Cape Town: Leap / UCT, 1990)
  8. Fostering rights awareness: Community legal educators in Zimbabwe in Schuler M (ed.) Women Law And Development in Africa: Origins and Issues (Washington: OEF International, 1990 ) pp 127-142


  1. A Critical Analysis of Women’s Constitutional and Legal Rights in Zimbabwe in relation to CEDAW Maine Law Review Vo l54 No.2 2002
  2. Continuities and Change: Gender Dimensions in Recent Court Judgements Legal Forum Vol. 12 No. 1 (2000) 44-48(Under Feminist Eye)
  3. Criticisms Against the Magaya Decision: Much Ado About Something Legal Forum Vol. 11 No. 2 (1999) 94-100
  4. Paralegalism: The role of paralegals in the broader context of the profession: Legal Forum Vol. 10 No.3 (1998) 42-47
  5. The UN Convention on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW) Committee in Action: Notes of a Fringe Observer: Legal Forum Vol.10 No.1 (1998) 41-48
  6. The Proposed Amendments Affecting the Law of Succession Legal Forum Vol. 9 No. 3 (1997)7-11
  7. Aspects of human rights in an African context Legal Forum Vol.7 No.4 (1995) 4-8
  8. The role of non-government organisations in the reporting procedure under the African Charter. (With G Feltoe) Legal Forum Vol. 7 No. 2 (1995) 3-7
  9. Women and elections in Zimbabwe legal Forum Vol. 6 No. 4 (1994) 16-21
  10. An Analysis of a grassroots perspective on violence against women in Zimbabwe in the context of the general discourse on violence Zimbabwe Law Review Vol. 11 (1993) 19-26
  11. Employee Ownership as a Strategy in Zimbabwe. Commercial and Legal Quarterly Vol. 1 No .4 (1987) 33-36

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