Lobbying and advocating women's issues through the music of Oliver Mtukudzi

 By Moses Tshuma

ANCIENT African society, like ancient Rome, was founded on the basis of patriarchy, a phenomenon which entails the dominance of men in social and cultural systems. Patriarchy saw male figures enjoy more privileges than females. In a family, the boy child was the source of pride for he diffused his family’s surname, thereby ensuring its growth.

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Ending GBV must go beyond the workplace: Legal Resources Foundation (LFR)

Makhosi Sibanda

Legal Resources Foundation (LRF), in commemoration of 16 days of activism against Gender-based violence, has challenged key decision-makers, civil society and other stakeholders to ensure that women and girls have a safe environment not only in the work place but also the world outside work.

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Women’s organisations in BYO petition RG's Office over access to documentation

By Lungile Moyo

Women’s Coalition of Zimbabwe (WICOZ) last week, 28 November 2018, presented a petition to the Register General's office in Bulawayo to demand access to documentation for citizens from Bulawayo and Matabeleland at large.

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Zim Government not doing enough to end violence against women and girls; Musasa Project

By Makhosi Sibanda

United Nations Women says from 25 November, the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, to 10 December, Human Rights Day, the 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence Campaign is a time to galvanize action to end violence against women and girls around the world. 

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2019 Financial Budget Highlights for Women

Zimbabwe's Finance Minister Professor Mthuli Ncube delivered his maiden financial budget statement for 2019 to a much anticipating citizenry, especially women, to whom he had promised some positive measures. In this piece we focus on the major take aways especially for women and vulnerable groups. 

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Born and living with HIV, a young lady's story

The first of December marks World AIDS Day annually and different countries celebrate the day differently. According to the Avert statistics, there is 13.3% adult HIV prevalence  (ages14-49).

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Nineteen (19) women graduate in hand crafting

 

By Loveness Nyathi and Lungile Moyo

A woman, Sikhulekile Dube, from Phumula South’s ward 27  in Bulawayo has  empowered her community by offering free self –help skills through her initiative called Phumula Arts and Craft (PAC). Nineteen (19) women graduated in beading, ornament, painting and detergents making at the first graduation ceremony held by the centre.

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Reusable sanitary wear the future for women and girls

By Buhle Mhlanga

A local organisation called Inspire Women and Children which aims to support the poor and the needy, recently held a one day workshop on making reusable pads in Pelandaba Bulawayo.

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Enough! Her body is no canvas for violence.

Video produced By Samkeliso Ncube

Young people are increasingly becoming victims of gender based violence perpetrated against them by their male peers. In this video, young people say ENOUGH! 

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Zimbabwe's GBV statistics defying policy and advocacy efforts

By Shamiso Chigonde

"If we are to fight discrimination and injustice against women we must start from the home for if a woman cannot be safe in her own house then she cannot be expected to feel safe anywhere, " says Aysha Taryam a newspaper editor and writer.

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"Obabes beMbube" release third album

By Loveness Nyathi

 

WORLD travelled all-female imbube group, Nobuntu is back with their third album, Obabes beMbube, which once again highlights the vocal talents of the group’s five members.

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Crypto Currency to make lives of disabled women easier

By Senzeni Ncube

The National chairperson for the Bulawayo Disabled People’s Development Trust (BDPDT), Prichard Mpofu  has urged women living with disabilities to partake in the Spurts crypto currency  which aims at empowering  women living with disability and eradicating poverty amongst them.

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"When a woman's fed up..."

 

By Shamiso Chigonde

The way you forced yourself onto my body, squeezing me, scratching me with your nails. Those long and dirty nails that know no cleaning.  They left marks on my back and my thighs. You sucked my nipples until they hurt and I never complained. 

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