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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Young women equipped with business skills

By Lungile Moyo and Sethulo Moyo 

Young women from Bulawayo were last week equipped with entrepreneurship skills by a local organisation, Jekesa Pfungwa Vulingqondo (JPV). The training was held to assist young women between the ages of 20-35 years and interested in business with business skills so that they are able to access capital for their businesses and ultimately contribute meaningfully to the Zimbabwe’s economy.

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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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Reusable sanitary wear the future for women and girls

By Buhle Mhlanga

A local organisation called Inspire Women and Children which aims to support the poor and the needy, recently held a one day workshop on making reusable pads in Pelandaba Bulawayo.

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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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"Obabes beMbube" release third album

By Loveness Nyathi

 

WORLD travelled all-female imbube group, Nobuntu is back with their third album, Obabes beMbube, which once again highlights the vocal talents of the group’s five members.

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Ten year jail term for illegal forex traders

Zimbabwe's President ED Mnangagwa has effected a law that will see illegal forex dealers face up to 10years in prison.

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"When a woman's fed up..."

 

By Shamiso Chigonde

The way you forced yourself onto my body, squeezing me, scratching me with your nails. Those long and dirty nails that know no cleaning.  They left marks on my back and my thighs. You sucked my nipples until they hurt and I never complained. 

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PLAN International and NAGZ launch Arts programme to help girl child tell her story

 

By Lungile Moyo and Loveness Nyathi

As part of efforts to empower the girl child to tell her own story, Plan International and the National Art Gallery in Zimbabwe (NAGZ) in Bulawayo, have partnered to host the Girl Empowerment Movement (GEM), a visual arts learning programme for the girls.

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Zimbabwe Government to remove duty on sanitary pads.

Zimbabwe's Minister of Finance Mthuli Ncube pledges to remove duty on sanitary pads. 

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Six women team up to assist the less fortunate.

By Lovemore Dube

 

Moved by the plight of the underprivileged in their communities, a group of six women decided to do more than just look and feel sorry for the disadvantaged and took action to form Reaching Out Charity, a non-profit making body registered in 2016.

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Know the basics of marriage laws in Zimbabwe

Know the basics of Marriage laws in Zimbabwe

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Zim Government not doing enough to end violence against women and girls; Musasa Project

By Makhosi Sibanda

United Nations Women says from 25 November, the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, to 10 December, Human Rights Day, the 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence Campaign is a time to galvanize action to end violence against women and girls around the world. 

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Bulawayo prepares for 16 days of Activism against GBV commemoration

By Lungile Moyo and Sethulo Moyo

The Ministry of Women Affairs, Community, Small and Medium Enterprises Development (MWACSMED) together with Bulawayo Stakeholders have started preparing for the biggest annual event to commemorate the 16 days of Activism Against Gender Based Violence.

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Zimbabwe Government says it has relaxed maternity leave rules

Zimbabwe Government claims to have relaxed maternity leave policies. 

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2019 Financial Budget Highlights for Women

Zimbabwe's Finance Minister Professor Mthuli Ncube delivered his maiden financial budget statement for 2019 to a much anticipating citizenry, especially women, to whom he had promised some positive measures. In this piece we focus on the major take aways especially for women and vulnerable groups. 

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"Exploit funding opportunities fully," Women urged

 

By LovenessNyathi and Lungile Mangena

WOMEN have been encouraged to make use of funds exclusively availed for their use in order to develop themselves and their communities.

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