Climate change hits [women] banana farmers

Climate change hits [women] banana farmers

Clayton Masekesa – The Zimbabwean – Monday October 13, 2014 (originally published 8 Oct) A swiftly shifting landscape in rural Honde Valley has changed the lives of many women – especially those who are small-scale banana farmers and who depend, almost exclusively, on rainfall for their water supply. In an interview with The Zimbabwean last […]

[Zimbabwe] Widowed mother weaves her way to a better life

[Zimbabwe] Widowed mother weaves her way to a better life

Clayton Masekesa – Nehanda Radio – Wednesday, 30 July 2014 (originally published 29 Jul) Grace Madekurozva, 30, faced severe financial problems following the death of her husband in 2012. Illiterate and unaccustomed to being the primary breadwinner, she searched for a way to provide for her three little children. As a child, she learned to […]

[Zimbabwe] Young free enterprise pundit for youth, women empowerment

[Zimbabwe] Young free enterprise pundit for youth, women empowerment

Washington Fellowship – News Day – Tuesday, 10 June 2014 (originally published 04 Jun ) Award-winning free enterprise enthusiast Tinotenda Pasi is using her skills to raise funds to promote women’s and youth empowerment initiatives that target survivors of gender-based violence and provide them with sound business opportunities to sustain their livelihoods. She developed her […]

[Zimbabwe] Traditional leaders support land for women

[Zimbabwe] Traditional leaders support land for women

Clayton Masekesa – Zimbabwean – Thursday, 01 May 2014 (originally published 29 Apr) For many years Lucia Makawa, 43, has been deprived of the right to land of her own due to cultural practices. This widowed mother of five children has been looked down upon and ill-treated as she tried to voice her concerns about […]

Zimbabwe: Parents Reinforce Harmful Gender Stereotypes

Zimbabwe: Parents Reinforce Harmful Gender Stereotypes

Loverage Nhamoyebonde – All Africa – 15 August 2012 (originally published 10 Aug) Gender, gender, gender! Gender equality hullabaloo is heard all over public spaces in this country. Yet those who champion gender equality and the need for it usually do not have it in their own family. It is all grandstanding. Which Zimbabwean family […]

Gender Activism Website Provides Much-Needed Platform for Zimbabweans Globally

Gender Activism Website Provides Much-Needed Platform for Zimbabweans Globally

Geri-Leigh Diana – Global Press Institute – Friday, 03 August 2012 (originally published 01 Aug) HARARE, ZIMBABWE – Fungai Machirori seems wise beyond her 28 years. The vibrant woman smiles from behind her glasses in Harare, Zimbabwe’s capital, before speaking about her brainchild, a website called Her Zimbabwe. “It’s an important space for the alternative […]

Missing the point in female empowerment

Missing the point in female empowerment

Grace Chirenje – The Zimbabwean – Friday, 09 March 2012 (originally published 06 Mar) The UNCSW facilitates the coming together of technical partners and civil society to share experiences from their country on what is going on at the grassroots, and find ways to improve situations. Moreover, it is a space where women from all […]

ZIMBABWE: Thousands of girls forced out of education

ZIMBABWE: Thousands of girls forced out of education

IRIN News – Tuesday,  08 November 2011 (originally published 7 Nov) HARARE, 7 November 2011 (IRIN) – Poverty, abuse and cultural practices are preventing a third of Zimbabwean girls from attending primary school and 67 percent from attending secondary school, denying them a basic education, according to a recent study which found alarming dropout rates […]

Zimbabwe: What Does Women’s Empowerment Mean to You?

Zimbabwe: What Does Women’s Empowerment Mean to You?

Zimbabwe Government – The Herald via All Africa – Thursday, 06 October 2011 (originally published 02 Oct) It is a well-established fact that there exist inequalities between men and women due to a long history of male dominance, advanced by cultural, religious, economic and political institutions among many societies. As a result, the majority of […]

Zimbabwe: Women’s Latest Bargaining Tool

Zimbabwe: Women’s Latest Bargaining Tool

Johnson Siamachira – All Africa.com –  Wednesday, 31 August 2011 (originally published 24 Aug) “WOMEN think that when you’re married, you don’t have to worry about HIV. They think it is a safe haven,”said Beauty Nyamwanza of the National Aids Council. Research has shown that marriage increases the frequency of sex and impedes a woman’s […]