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The Role of Libraries in Promoting Peace and Conflict Resolution in Zimbabwe

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posted on 2023-12-23, 13:34 authored by Shadreck Ndinde, Bert L. B. NyabadzaBert L. B. Nyabadza, Edwin Yingi, Elvis Tsvangirai

Libraries strive to promote societal harmony and conversations, as stated in S.D.G. number 16 on Peace, Justice, and Strong Institutions. The Library has traditionally been a communal hub for knowledge generation, recreation, exchange, and social conversations. The role of libraries extends beyond the distribution of justice-related knowledge, as they also function as safe spaces, meeting places, and centres for societal discourse on peace and conflict resolution. This paper aims to identify ways the Libraries could help resolve political, social, and economic conflict in Zimbabwean communities. The study is a desktop study, which is based on the materials published by other researchers on related topics. Lack of Information is a common cause of conflicts like those that are political, social, and economic. The study concluded that Zimbabwean libraries are not doing enough to support peacemaking and conflict resolution. The libraries lack the resources and programs that promote peace and mutual understanding among community members. Zimbabwean libraries can be reconfigured to take the lead in supporting efforts for fostering peace.

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