Misunderstanding of custom of lobola leading to cases of GBV

By Lungile Moyo- @luequeen, and Loveness Nyathi- @lovie1988

Lobola as a traditional custom is recognised and practiced by many African cultures and even other ethnicities beyond the African continent. However over the years, with a rise on cases of domestoc violence some have blames the practice of lobola as the reason behind some male partners treating their wives or partners as commodities. 

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Visually impaired women miss crucial ICT classes to put food on tables

By Precious Moyo

Mrs Ntombizodwa Mabika is seated by a food outlet at Corner 8th Avenue and Jason Moyo Streets, begging alms from Good Samaritans.While her male counterparts are in the Bulawayo Public Library taking free lessons on how to use computers, Mrs Mabika is planning on what she will put on the table for supper.

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Rural women left out of many Anti-GBV programmes

By Precious Moyo


Many women in Zimbabwe especially in rural communities hardly report cases of domestic abuse for fear of being stigmatised, leading to a culture of silence and lack of knowledge.Upon arrival as a new daughter in law there are commandments one is given including that if a man beats you it’s a sign of love and divorce is taboo as it tarnishes the family’s image.

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Women miners encouraged to diversify

By Takudzwa Mahove

As the biblical saying goes “man cannot live on bread alone” women miners are being advised that they cannot live on mining alone and they have been urged to invest in other income generating ventures to safeguard their profits and secure a fallback plan.

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Finances hinder women's political campaigns

By Kudzai Chikiwa -@tamary98

Women in politics have lamented lack of funding and lack of support saying it was the major reason for their losses in political campaigns.

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Gwanda organisation promotes women's constitutional rights

By Loveness Nyathi

THE adoption of a new Constitution in 2013 brought with it a new wave of gender equality laws that had previously not been there, giving hope to women of much needed equality in all spheres of society.

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CDF funds must cater for sectoral needs: Women.

 By Loveness Nyathi

WOMEN from Luveve Constituency last week said they would have loved to benefit from the Constituency Development Fund (CDF) as they are the ones who suffer the most in the community.

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Woman promotes female leadership in Gwanda

By Loveness Nyathi

 

PATRIACHY remains entrenched in rural African societies, where conservatism and tradition rules. Acceptance of women into leadership position has been very difficult with traditional African practices emphasizing on male leadership. A Gwanda-based woman is making inroads in the acceptance of female leaders but most men still refuse to give their women permission to join organisations or take up leadership posts.

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Women informal traders may take risks to cross the borders due to cancellation of emergency passports and delays in ordinary passports

By Buhle Mhlanga - @tshatshazilakhe

Women in Bulawayo, especially those involved in trading, have expressed worry over the delays in the issuing of passport by the government saying this is opening them up to all forms of risks to cross the borders. This has been exacerbated by reports that there is no longer the issuing of emergency passports. 

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Help stop gendered corruption civil society organisations and community leaders told: TIZ

By Lungile Moyo

Civil society organisations and community leaders have been urged to put their words into practice in communities they work with during a policy dialogue meeting on gendered corruption at Sethule lodge in Bulawayo last week. 

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Economic downturn eroding child maintenance benefits

BY TAKUDZWA MAHOVE 

Mothers in the Midlands Province have called on government to consider reviewing the country’s maintenance regime as the current tumultuous economic climate in Zimbabwe has left many single mothers in the country between a rock and a hard place with child maintenance allowances being eroded by the hiked prices.

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Failure to reward female athletes has led to the demise of women's sports

 By Loveness Nyathi @lovie1988

AS we celebrate Women’s Month, most female sports practitioners are reflecting on how they continue to receive inequitable treatment on the sports arena. The glare has been clearer in the football field where male and female players’ remuneration is worlds’ apart and little investment is made into the women’s game.

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Giving women land, an aid to ending hunger and poverty

By Shamiso Chigonde

The empowerment of women through land distribution is not feasible until chiefs and headmen who are at the center of the programme appreciate the value of women, an international development non-profit organization has said.

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Women in mining suffer various forms of abuse

By Takudzwa Mahove

Women in the mining sector say they continue to be abused by their male counterparts in the sector and they are calling on government to put measures in place to protect them from abuse in the male dominated sector. Women that have been brave enough to try their luck in the sector say they face sexual abuse, physical abuse as well as discrimination and this has reduced their ability to make a telling contribution in the sector and has even seen some women walk away.

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Women in Bulawayo disappointed by First-lady's failure to meet them twice


By Loveness Nyathi and Lungile Moyo

MATABELELAND South and Bulawayo women who expected to meet the first Lady, Mrs Auxillia Mnangagwa to discuss inheritance issues in Matabeleland South and Bulawayo, were last week frustrated as she failed to turn up for the two meetings.

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