Call for State to uphold children's rights

By Makhosi Sibanda

THE Zimbabwe National Council for the Welfare of Children (ZNCWC) on behalf of the Child Rights Coalition in Zimbabwe has expressed concern over reports and evidence on the arrest and detention of children accused of public violence. 

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Matabeleland CSOs appeal to sexual assault victims to report their ordeals

By Makhosi Sibanda

The Matabeleland Collective, a network of civic society organisations and Churches based in Bulawayo, has launched a bid to ascertain the number of women and girls who were allegedly raped during a crackdown by security service agents on protesters linked to the anti-fuel price hike protests which turned violent a fortnight ago.

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Dozens of women march against drug dealers in Entumbane and Mpopoma

By Lungile Moyo

A concerned and fed up mob of female residents on Monday marched against drug dealers in Entumbane saying their notoriety had gotten out of hand as they were now targeting their school going children.

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Women may be afraid to report rape, sexual assault cases against army and police

By Lungile Moyo

 

Women may be afraid to report cases of rape and sexual assault against police and army personnel as only one case of rape has been reported and is being investigated in Mashonaland according to official government reports.

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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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High transfer fees costing widows inheritance

By Makhosi Sibanda

THE Bulawayo City Council has challenged civic society organizations to lobby government to reduce property transfer charges, amid reports that scores of widows in the city fail to claim ownership of houses belonging to their deceased spouses.

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Women welcome suspension of Birth Certificate registration fees

By Lungile Moyo and Loveness Nyathi

Women of all ages and walks of life have welcomed with excitement and hope recent news that the fifty dollars $50 (US/bond) administartion fee for Birth Certificate registration of children born outside Zimbabwe by the Registrar’s office had last week been suspended with immediate effect.

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Fuel price hikes, shutdown have killed our small businesses; women

By Lungile Moyo

Following the violence and looting that characterised the shutdown called by activists around Zimbabwe to protest fuel price hikes about two weeks ago; some business women, traders and entrepreneurs have lamented that despite a guarantee that the protest would be peaceful, it turned out to be a twist of fate to them as they lost a lot of property and business.

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Women challenged to tell their stories

WOMEN empowerment lobbyists have challenged women to come out and tell their own stories as part of efforts amplify their voices on key societal issues.

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Bulawayo Council health centres understaffed, overwhelmed

By Makhosi Sibanda

THE Bulawayo City Council says it is struggling to cope with the demand for maternity health care services owing to an employment freeze policy by the Government which has seen the local authority leasing out some of its clinics to private players.

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"Black Wednesday" Campaign launched to draw attention to sexual assault on women and girls in ZImbabwe

 By Shamiso Chigonde 

A few weeks ago the nation witnessed protests that ended up in violence, looting, destruction of property and of late allegations of rape and various forms of sexual assaults on women and girls by soldiers sent out  by the state to quail the protests. 

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Lupane District commemorates 16 days of Activism against GBV

By Nokukhanya Mabhena

The Ministry of Women Affairs, Community, Small and Medium Enterprise Development (MWACSMED), Lupane District commemorated 16 days of activism on zero tolerance against Gender Based Violence on Friday the 7th of December 2018 at Jotsholo area (ward 13) under the theme “Creating Zero tolerance to Sexual Harassment in the Workplace and Community”.

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