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Grace Mugabe
Thursday, August 07, 2014
Zimbabwe’s Grace Mugabe to head ZANU-PF's women's league
Her confirmation in the position will take place at the party congress scheduled for December this year. This would propel her into the party's powerful politburo and mark her official entrance into politics. As a member of the supreme decision-making body the former presidential typist will play...
Wednesday, August 06, 2014
Zambia: Nominate More Women Members Of Parliament
The call for more women to participate in politics need more commitment than mere political rhetoric. Women's role in African politics must go beyond being voters or 'airport dancers'. Women in Parliament are better placed to fight vices like gender-based violence, child slave, sexual assault and...
Friday, April 26, 2013
Zimbabweans say yes to new Constitution strong on gender equality and women’s rights
  “As a woman of Zimbabwe, I personally wanted a Constitution that is fit for me,” said Zimbabwe’s Deputy Minister of Women Affairs, Gender and Community Development and Member of Parliament, Jessie Majome, who participated in Zimbabwe’s Constitution-making process as part of the Select Committee...
Monday, December 10, 2012
Zimbabwe: Goromonzi MP digs at police
ZANU PF Goromonzi West MP and chairperson of the Regional Women’s Parliamentary Caucus Beatrice Nyamupinga has accused the police and the Judiciary of paying lip service to issues relating to gender-based violence. Addressing stakeholders attending commemorations to mark 16 Days of Activism against...
Monday, December 10, 2012
Zimbabwe: Zanu PF courting women, youths for 2013 polls
ZANU PF says it will fashion its campaign for the 2013 general elections along demographic lines, hoping to curry favor with such population clusters as the youths, women and people with special interests. Wrapping its annual conference in Gweru Saturday, the party resolved to pull out all the...
Friday, September 07, 2012
Zimbabwe: Parliament, Women University Sign Memorandum of Understanding
Parliament and the Women's University in Africa yesterday signed a Memorandum of Understanding in which the institution will offer various educational programmes to parliamentarians and staff. The agreement was signed by WUA vice-chancellor Professor Hope Sadza, Speaker of the House of Assembly Mr...
Monday, September 03, 2012
Zimbabwe: Minister backs quota system
Zimbabwean female politicians are still sharply divided on the proposed provision in the new constitution giving women candidates a quota of 60 parliamentary seats. Under the Copac draft constitution, which is set to be taken to a referendum in October, women MPs would be entitled to 60 uncontested...
Monday, August 20, 2012
Zimbabwe: Draft Constitution: Let the Women Speak
Women who constitute 52 percent of Zimbabwe's population (the impending census could establish that figure might have increased), have been conspicuously quiet on this matter despite having actively participated in the constitutional outreach process including the chaotic first all-stakeholder's...