The study analyzed movement towards relevant constitutional objectives and rights (Sections 13, 73 etc.). This was done mindful of factors affecting democratization of mining generally and securing women’s participation specifically. These include delays in aligning the Mines and Minerals Act and Zimbabwe’s political economy malaise. The growing concerns from communities of place negatively affected by locally unaccountable mining activities informed the analyses in this study. Irrevocable rights violations related to livelihoods, identity, dignity and basic services have occurred in some of the communities of place.