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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Promoting women's rights is promotion of development; Women's Coalition

 

By Lungile Moyo

Women’s Coalition of Zimbabwe (WCoZ), Bulawayo Chapter recently urged civil society organisations and society at large to promote women’s rights in all their works as a way of improving women’s participation in economic, political, social and cultural sectors. 

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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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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's Month Special: Dr Moyo inspired to uplift other women

By Buhle Mhlanga @tshatshazilakhe

“The joys of serving the community are wonderful. Assisting the community for the better is a job that can start at any moment,” These are the words of  Women Inspired founder Dr Nothando Moyo.

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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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Corruption affects women deeply, personally; Women

By Loveness Nyathi

Transparency International Zimbabwe (TIZ) last week held a Women Anti-Corruption empowerment circle meeting in Gwabalanda, Bulawayo, to help women understand how corruption impacts them directly and how to curb it.

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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 have become the bread-winners, backbone of the economy and the face of Zim's socio- economic protests" Academic

By Loveness Nyathi

 

These days all mornings are slow. Even the emergency taxis, 18 seater mini-buses to the city, from the townships take time to fill up. I am happy today that I get into a taxi that is almost full. There will be no meandering around the houses in the township in search of more people. As I sit in the taxi, I concentrate on my mobile phone hoping, in no time the three vacant seats will be taken. However my attention is drawn to a conversation that is going on in the kombi.

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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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Young woman mobilises "twimbos" to raise treatment funds for child with congenital heart complications to access treatment on IWD

By Kudzai Chikiwa

It has become the norm that on the international women’s day, social media will be awash with congratulatory messages as the world celebrates women and appreciate their value in society. Most of these messages attract many “Likes” and “Retweets” as women are showered love, recognition and appreciation. 

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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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Inspire women and children skills celebrates international women’s day

By Lungile Moyo

Pelandaba Inspire Women and Children Skills (IWCS) celebrated international women’s day on 8 March at Pelandaba Inspire Women and Children Skills centre in Bulawayo; the event was a way of inspiring, uplift and empowering women from Bulawayo to work hard and be self-confident. 

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