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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 […]

Empowering Women Through Gender Equality

Empowering Women Through Gender Equality

As Zimbabwe’s 40th Independence anniversary draws close, the need arises to reflect on milestones so far achieved on women empowerment through Government’s efforts since 1980. Since time immemorial, women have managed to keep their heads above the rising tornadoes of their existence by defying societal restrictions that allow men, as human deities, to be in […]

AU Calls For Immediate Removal Of Zimbabwe Sanctions

AU Calls For Immediate Removal Of Zimbabwe Sanctions

The Deputy Chairperson of the African Union (AU) Commission, Kwesi Quartey has called for the immediate removal of sanctions imposed on Zimbabwe by the West and the US. Addressing delegates during a session of the Regional Coordination Mechanism for Africa at the ongoing sixth African Regional Forum on Sustainable Development, Quartey said the removal of […]

Redcliff Appeals For Govt Intervention In Setting Up Us$45 Million Water Treatment Plant

Redcliff Appeals For Govt Intervention In Setting Up Us$45 Million Water Treatment Plant

REDCLIFF Municipality is planning to construct a US$45 million water treatment plant so as to bring relief to the dry steelworks suburb. Town Clerk Gilson Chakauya last week told Midlands Provincial Affairs Minister Larry Mavhima during a tour of Redcliff Projects that the local authority was determined to have its own water authority. Redcliff relies […]

Govt Wants More Women In Decision-Making Positions

Govt Wants More Women In Decision-Making Positions

The government is committed to implementing a gender policy that will see more women occupying key decision-making positions, the Public Service Commission (PSC) chairperson Tsitsi Choruma has said. “On gender policy, we are still working on the legislative part as the Public Service Commission. We have already started implementing elements of this policy in recruitment,” […]

Concerns Over Rise In Rape Cases In Zimbabwe

Concerns Over Rise In Rape Cases In Zimbabwe

Police have expressed concern over an increase in rape cases countrywide in which women and girls are raped after being drugged since December last year. Although the police could not provide the actual statistics, several cases were reported and some of the perpetrators were arrested while others are still at large. National police spokesperson Assistant […]

More Needs To Be Done On Child Marriage – Minister Nyoni

More Needs To Be Done On Child Marriage – Minister Nyoni

The Ministry of Women Affairs, Community, Small and Medium Enterprises Development has called for more action to eliminate the scourge of child marriages which remains a major impediment to the empowerment of women and girls. Addressing the press early this week, the Women Affairs minister, Sithembiso Nyoni bemoaned the increase in cases of incestuous relationships. […]

Ministry Of Primary and Secondary Education Prepares Sanitary Wear Budget For Girls In Zimbabwe

Ministry Of Primary and Secondary Education Prepares Sanitary Wear Budget For Girls In Zimbabwe

The Ministry of Primary and Secondary Education has put forward an ambitious budget proposal for the provision of sanitary wear to school-going girls, deputy minister Edgar Moyo has said. The ministry in research carried out recently, took note of the fact that menstruation hygiene is one of the major reasons why most young girls abscond […]

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