[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: 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 […]

AFRICA: Poverty Zimbabwe hits women and children hardest

AFRICA: Poverty Zimbabwe hits women and children hardest

Nyaradzayi Gumbonzvanda – WNN Opinion (WNN) Rural ZIMBABWE, Africa: It has been a sad week for many people in Zimbabwe as the issue of underwear became a public policy issue. The poor, mostly women have become so poor, that the country had to regulate the importation of second hand underwear. In our culture and social life, […]

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 […]