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Child Marriages Remain A Major Challenge In South African Development Community

Child Marriages Remain A Major Challenge In South African Development Community

There has been a flurry of legal battles to end child marriages in the Southern African Development Community (SADC) region over the past few years. Successes have been scored on the legal front at both regional and national levels but equally so there have been some noticeable barriers in the fight against child marriages. In […]

Zimbabwe Divorce Law Spurs Women’s Fight For Property

Zimbabwe Divorce Law Spurs Women’s Fight For Property

When Smangele Tshuma got divorced after five years of marriage, her in-laws forced her out of the home that she had been living in with her husband in southwestern Zimbabwe and took the three donkeys she had bought with money from selling blankets. Like most marriages in the country’s rural areas, Tshuma’s had been a […]

Zimbabwe Makes It Illegal For Schools To Expel Pregnant Girls

Zimbabwe Makes It Illegal For Schools To Expel Pregnant Girls

Zimbabwe has made it illegal for schools to expel pupils who get pregnant, a measure women’s rights campaigners said would help tackle gender inequality in the classroom and stop many girls from dropping out of school. A legal amendment announced last week seeks to reinforce a 1999 guideline that was patchily implemented and comes as school […]

Mnangagwa Signs Law Allowing Pregnant Girls To Continue In School

Mnangagwa Signs Law Allowing Pregnant Girls To Continue In School

Zimbabwe President Emmerson Mnangagwa has signed a law barring government schools from excluding girls who fall pregnant from attending lessons. Teachers are also no longer allowed to cane pupils, under amendments to the Education Act which became law on Saturday. The new law also says that no pupil shall be excluded from school for non-payment […]

AU Speaks On Zimbabwe Crisis, Orders Mnangagwa to Respect Rule of Law

AU Speaks On Zimbabwe Crisis, Orders Mnangagwa to Respect Rule of Law

THE African Union Commission (AUC) has added its voice to rising human rights abuses in Zimbabwe, calling on President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s administration to uphold the rule of law. In a statement Monday, AUC chairperson Moussa Faki Mahamat said the commission was following closely, political developments in Zimbabwe hinting authorities were taking advantage of the Covid-19 […]

Gynecologists Launch Urgent Appeal To Govt Over Poor Maternal Care State

Gynecologists Launch Urgent Appeal To Govt Over Poor Maternal Care State

The Zimbabwe Society of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists Tuesday issued a sombre plea to the government to urgently attend to the state of hospitals as expecting mothers are losing their babies at an alarming rate. The association said the situation in hospitals is beyond dire and the government needs to intervene quickly before more lives are […]

Economic Vulnerabilities Push Up GBV In Zimbabwe

Economic Vulnerabilities Push Up GBV In Zimbabwe

As the global COVID 19 pandemic takes its toll on Africa and countries beyond, the virus has brought with it more socio-economic challenges whose effects will be felt now and in the long term. COVID 19’s differential impact on women and men social and psychological state can never be ignored. The government of Zimbabwe took […]

Electric Motorbike Gives Women In Rural Zimbabwe A Path Out Of Poverty

Electric Motorbike Gives Women In Rural Zimbabwe A Path Out Of Poverty

In the rural Zimbabwe district of Wedza, a new electric-powered motorcycle is helping bring income to poor women and easing the burden of looking after families. The three-wheeler, known as Hamba (Go), powered by a solar-charged lithium ion battery, is being piloted by start-up Mobility for Africa, which leases the motorcycle to women in groups […]

COVID-19 To Affect Women, Girls More In Zimbabwe – WFP

COVID-19 To Affect Women, Girls More In Zimbabwe – WFP

Just like millions of parents around the world, Rebecca Kapaira is balancing home-schooling her five children with trying to work so she can put food on the table — a daunting task. “Being a single mother I have to work doubly hard, as the mother and the father,” says Rebecca. “I can’t buy the basics […]

Zimbabwe Celebrates 40 Years of Independence

Zimbabwe Celebrates 40 Years of Independence

Zimbabwe celebrates 40 years of independence from British rule amid mixed feelings. Some believe the country has come of age while others accuse former liberators of turning into oppressors. Tens of thousands of people traditionally flock to independence day festivities around the country on April 18 to honour the struggle that freed Zimbabwe from colonial […]

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