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CCC Member Assaulted Over Post-Election Land Dispute

CCC Member Assaulted Over Post-Election Land Dispute By Lorraine Ndebele and Marko Shoko     A member of the Citizens Coalition for Change (CCC) recently suffered a broken leg after being heavily assaulted by alleged members of the ruling party…

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Gender-Based Violence ravages  Mashonaland East

By Panashe Chikonyora Gender based violence (GBV), is a phenomenon deeply rooted in gender inequality, and continues to be one of the most notable human rights violations within all societies around the world. In many countries, gender based violence continues…

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Church service for GBV

By Panashe Chikonyora & Sarah Njanji As part of their initiative in joining the country and the world at large in commemorating the 16 days of activism against Gender Based Violence (GBV), the Zimbabwe Republic Police (ZRP) and Epworth Pastors…

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Poor social service delivery a major GBV contributor

Rural Young Women Support Network director, Margaret Chogugudza has blamed  poor social service delivery systems in  rural communities for being one of the major contributors towards high prevalence of Gender Based Violence (GBV) in the country. Presenting as a guest…

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Young women demand equal opportunities

Adolescent Girls and Young Women (AGYW) in Zimbabwe calls out for equal opportunities in order to contribute on issues affecting them. This came out during a three day Adolescent Girls and Young Women Africa Conference that is running from 23…

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Endemic poverty and lack of clean water diminish efforts to end period poverty in marginalized areas

Managing a menstrual cycle without any sanitary wear is almost impossible for most women and one would imagine how devastating it can be for 10-year or 11-year-old girls. Like any other poverty-related challenges such as homelessness and shortages of food…

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Women Of Velour

Regina Kandenga, Ward 23 Buhera Central, Manicaland Province is a widow who runs a business as a general dealer. The Covid-19 induced lockdown has really disrupted her business in big way. For instance, the suspension of intercity travel is making…

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Child Marriages In Makaha Pushing Girls To The Edge

The continuous occurrence of child marriages in Zimbabwe has left the girl child with no other choice but to succumb to living a life of pain and misery. Extreme poverty, lack of knowledge of both sexual reproductive health and educational…

Mataranyika makes history in students union

Twenty one year old Abiona Mataranyika emerged winner of the University of Zimbabwe Students Representative Council (SRC) elections becoming the first female president of the council. Mataranyika a French and Portuguese student beat her rival by a record number of…

Gender News

Seventeen (17) women raped by soldiers

Justice for Women Zimbabwe (JWZ), Female Prisoners Support Trust (FEMPRIST) and Women’s Academy for Leadership and Political Excellence (WALPE) note with concern and anguish the gross human rights violations by the Zimbabwe Government and state security agents, particularly the rights…