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Thursday, September 18, 2014
Violence, social inequalities force women out of politics
Zimbabwe currently has 85 women parliamentarians in the National Assembly compared to 185 men. This means that the country would not meet the 2015 Sadc deadline, as the next elections in Zimbabwe are only expected in 2018. Of the 85 women...
Monday, August 18, 2014
Women supported Zanu PF out of fear: Study (Zimbabwe)
A REGIONAL research body, Research and Advocacy Unit (RAU), has said although Zimbabwean women are largely marginalised, they still exerted a lot of influence through voting even in the face of serious fears about violence during elections. STAFF...
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-...
Sunday, October 20, 2013
Youth in Politics - Zimbabwe's Youngest Female Parliamentarian
No less than 35 percent of the newly elected MPs in Zimbabwe are women, thanks to a special electoral quota system to increase women's representation in Parliament. At age 29, Tionei Melody Dziva is the youngest of them. She has a strong desire to...
Wednesday, September 18, 2013
Disappointing Number of Women in Cabinet, Zimbabwe
Women make up 34% of the 8th Parliament of Zimbabwe, with 32% in the National Assembly and 48% of Senate. Although the quota for women in parliament led to the dramatic increase from 19% in 2008 to 34%, the number of women who actually won, fell...
Wednesday, September 18, 2013
Why aren't there more women in Zimbabwe's cabinet?
In 1985, I made it to the front page of The Herald newspaper. It was a photo of me wearing a big smile, shaking President Robert Mugabe’s hand during the five-year independence celebrations. This roused my dream to one day become a politician and...
Saturday, August 31, 2013
Zimbabwe: Women Decry Low Parly Representation
Government should support women participation in politics as they can contribute immensely to the development of the country, a senior official with the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission has said. ZEC deputy chairperson Mrs Joyce Kazembe said the...
Friday, August 30, 2013
The Zimbabwe Electoral Commission urges women to participate in politics
Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (Zec) chairperson Justice Rita Makarau on Wednesday said only 90 women contested for Parliamentary seats compared to 603 men during the 2013 harmonised elections. Makarau told delegates at a workshop in Harare aimed...
Thursday, August 15, 2013
Mugabe victory brings wave of intimidation against women activists
Amnesty International reports that especially in Zimbabwe's rural areas, away from any accountability, allies of Mugabe have been targeting opposition's female political activists. An election victory by Robert Mugabe and his party usually means...
Tuesday, July 30, 2013
Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka: we have to become smarter on women's issues, UN Women
If women are not at the centre of the fight against poverty, we won't achieve what we want to, warns new head of UN Women.Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka has just witnessed blatant sexism on her doorstep. The Zimbabwe president, Robert Mugabe, castigated...
Tuesday, July 30, 2013
Women's Safety A Concern For Zimbabwe Elections
 I moved away from Zimbabwe almost 15 years ago. In the early years I inhaled all the news I could; watching in shock as my home country descended into crisis. Each visit home and conversations with friends and family became about what used to be,...
Friday, July 26, 2013
Ensuring women's participation in the upcoming elections in Zimbabwe
A group of non-governmental organizations has come up with a programme to ensure that women safely participate in the forthcoming elections. The programme, called The Women's Situation Room, will see women across the country and from different...
Wednesday, July 24, 2013
Zimbabwe’s Women Say They Still Lag Behind in Political Arena
HARARE — Zimbabweans go to the polls July 31 under a new constitution that some hoped would bring more women into politics. But, some women say the road to gender equity in Zimbabwean politics is a long one.   Zimbabwe’s 2012 census shows that women...
Wednesday, July 10, 2013
The woman behind Zimbabwe's no-vote-no-sex campaign
As Zimbabwe’s voter registration closed yesterday, one can’t help but wonder if the country's recent sex boycott also came to a happy ending. Our correspondent caught up with the woman behind the no-vote-no-sex campaign, MDC minister Priscilla...
Thursday, July 04, 2013
ZANU-PF has more women candidates, Zimbabwe
WITH the presidential elections just around the corner, provisionally set for 31 July, tensions are high with a recent swell of infighting as political parties draw up primary election guidelines and hold their internal polls. However, the conflict...
Tuesday, July 02, 2013
Ncube defends women’s quota selection, Zimbabwe
MDC leader Professor Welshman Ncube has defended the inclusion of the party’s secretary-general Mrs Priscilla Misihairabwi-Mushonga on the list of women’s quota under proportional representation in Matabeleland South province. In an interview after...
Friday, June 28, 2013
Women Quarter Nomination Court sits Countrywide, Zimbabwe
The nomination court for the members of the House of Assembly, senatorial, women quarter and provincial councils has begun in different provinces of the country. In Mashonaland East province the nomination court was officially opened by elections...
Monday, June 24, 2013
Women in Zimbabwe’s Parliament Will Change Widow’s Lives
When Maude Taruvinga* votes in Zimbabwe’s elections later this year, she will be voting for her local female politician as she has placed her hopes for a better future on the presence of more women in this southern African nation’s legislature. In...