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Hon Tatenda Mavetera - Chronicle
Friday, April 29, 2022
Zimbabwe: "Fear of sexual harassment keeps young women out of politics"
Living in an era when Zimbabwe and the world are fighting for gender equality, it is sad young women still shun politics in fear of sexual harassment which appears to be the greatest challenge in the male dominated sphere, a member of parliament has...
Photo by Tim Mossholder on Unsplash
Thursday, April 07, 2022
Zimbabwe: Women politicians urged to use media effectively during elections
Women politicians were challenged to use media effectively as they pursue political life fighting gender bias and stereotypes ahead of well publicised weekend by elections whose results have now been made public. Gender Media Connect (GMC) an...
Cde Zalerah Makari - The Herald
Tuesday, April 05, 2022
Zimbabwe: By-elections highlight low representation of women in politics
The March 26 by elections ended on a high note, amid reports that there were no reported cases of violence at all polling stations across Zimbabwe. Celebrations broke out among the winners, while those who lost took time off from both the media and...
Women need to see themselves in politics. It’s the only way change will come to Zimbabwe
Friday, March 18, 2022
Women need to see themselves in politics. It’s the only way change will come to Zimbabwe
As a young woman in politics I’ve experienced prejudice – audiences ask about my marital status instead of my policies. But we must continue to step up for the next generation. It is fair to say there has been reasonable progress for women in...
Seke-Chikomba proportional representation MP Tatenda Mavetera - News Day
Monday, February 07, 2022
Interview: Zec should ensure political parties are gender sensitive
The country is preparing to hold by-elections on March 26, and the list of candidates shows that there are fewer female candidates than males. Women are said to face several hurdles such as lack of finances to support their electoral campaigns and...
mabel chinomona
Monday, January 31, 2022
Mabel Chinomona
Mabel Chinomona is the President of the Senate of Zimbabwe. This interview was conducted on 6 September 2021, in Vienna (Austria), during the 13th Summit of Women Speakers of Parliament. Click on the Settings button for subtitles in Arabic, French,...
Zimbabwe main opposition party the Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) Alliance supporters lead by Nelson Chamisa march for electoral reforms to the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (ZEC) in the streets of the capital Harare. (Photo by Jekesai Njikizana/AFP
Monday, January 10, 2022
Zimbabwe: Violent politics deters women from standing as candidates in elections
Zimbabwe is scheduled to hold elections in 18 months’ time, but women are reluctant to have their faces appear on ballot papers. Women here know only too well that in politics, sticks and stones literally break bones, and name-calling is part of the...
Ms. Delphine Serumaga - Copyright: The Herald
Monday, December 20, 2021
Zimbabwe: end gender-based violence in politics
The United Nations has rallied the nation to stamp out widespread violence against women in politics (VAWP) across the country’s political divide during election period. Violence against women in politics occurs within the political domain targeting...
Ms Patience Phiri
Thursday, February 18, 2021
Political parties and the elusive 50/50 gender parity
Nduduzo Tshuma, Political Editor Political parties in Zimbabwe, the Sadc region and the continent have clauses on the need for a 50/50 gender balance but that has largely remained elusive as there is less women representation in all levels of their...
Thursday, November 26, 2020
Men's forum pushes for more women in politics
Men’s Forum on Gender is pushing for the enactment of electoral laws that compel political parties to implement the 50/50 gender representation in their structures before being allowed to contest in an election. Padare/Enkundleni is a men and boys’...
Wednesday, November 04, 2020
The implications of young women and women with disabilities in Zimbabwe
Women’s Academy for Leadership and Political Excellence (WALPE) together with Deaf Zimbabwe Trust (DZT) and Mutasa Youth Forum (MYF) on 17 September 2020 launched their collaborative research report titled: “The Implications of Young Women and Women...
Monday, July 27, 2020
Eternal mothers, whores or witches: being a woman in politics in Zimbabwe
The political arena in Zimbabwe is a de facto male space in which women play very peripheral and insignificant roles. Author and scholar Panashe Chigumadzi sums the situation up in an op-ed article, writing that . Politics in Zimbabwe remains a man’...
Friday, July 10, 2020
Veronica Tsitsi Muzenda
Veronica Tsitsi Muzenda is a Member of Parliament from Zimbabwe. This interview was conducted in October 2019 in the margins of the the 141st Assembly of the Inter-Parliamentary Union in Belgrad.
Friday, February 28, 2020
Zimbabwe: Call to prioritize women's participation in local government
Government is working on ensuring greater participation of women at local government level. This comes after the representation of women in local government declined from 16 percent to 15 percent. Out of 6 800 candidates who contested in elections...
Tuesday, April 16, 2019
Goodluck Kwaramba
Goodluck Kwaramba is Member of Parliament of Zimbabwe. This interview was conducted in March 2019 in the margins of the CSW63 in New York.
Thursday, January 24, 2019
Women's experiences during the 2018 general elections in Zimbabwe
Documentary with testimonies of women candidates, citizens, and other actors about their experiences in the 2018 election in Zimbabwe produced by The Zimbabwe Gender Commission . The Zimbabwe Gender Commission aims to promote and protect gender...
Thursday, December 27, 2018
Zimbabwe’s first school of politics opened
ZIMBABWE’S first ever women’s political leadership school was on Friday launched in Masvingo under the name, Women’s Academy for Leadership and Political Excellence (Walpe). Walpe, according to its director Sitabile Dewa, is “a women’s political...
Friday, November 30, 2018
Ending impunity for violence against women in elections in Zimbabwe
By Cait Davin, Earlier this year, the International Foundation for Electoral Systems’ (IFES) research in Zimbabwe found that women engaging in elections as candidates, voters and journalists were experiencing devastating sexual extortion, physical...

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