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IPU Parliament of Zimbabwe
Tuesday, March 28, 2023
Zimbabwe launches Youth Caucus and new handbook
The Parliament of Zimbabwe has recently launched two initiatives to engage more youth and women in parliament. A new voluntary Youth Caucus has been set up to spearhead the inclusion of youth-related issues in the legislative process. The goal is to...
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...
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...
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...
Thursday, November 08, 2018
Zuraida Kamaruddin
This interview was conducted in September 2017 on the margins of the United Nations General Assembly in New York. At the time, Zuraida Kamaruddin was a Member of Parliament for Ampang, Malaysia. In May 2018, she was appointed as Minister of Housing...
Friday, August 26, 2016
Zambia elections: the missing voices of women
It is election time in Zambia, with citizens going to the polls today to elect the President, Members of Parliament and Councillors, and to vote in a constitutional referendum. It looks to be a close race, but unfortunately not as far as women are...
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...
Sunday, October 20, 2013
Zimbabwe: 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...
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...
Wednesday, March 27, 2013
Zimbabwe: Legislator Hails Women Role in Nation-Building
HARARE South legislator Cde Hurbert Nyanhongo yesterday said Zanu-PF would continue to recognise the pivotal role played by women in nation-building. Addressing women in his constituency yesterday, Cde Nyanhongo said the party's leadership was aware...
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...
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...