Teresa Pearl Mugadza is a lawyer and development practitioner who has worked in civil society and legal practice for more than 20 years in various capacities.

She has experience in governance issues including enhancing women’s participation in politics and decision making, policy development and formulation on issues that include human rights, women’s rights and social justice and has worked in strengthening civil society institutions through capacity building, governance support and evaluating programme interventions for efficiency and effectiveness.

She produced policy papers on various issues, publications on governance in general and women’s rights in particular. Teresa Mugadza is also the former Deputy Chairperson of the Zimbabwe Anti-Corruption Commission.