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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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