Articles tagged 'gender'

Less than 10pc of top executives are women 30 August 2017 HARARE - Fewer than one in 10 leaders at Zimbabwe's top companies are female, Zimbabwe Gender Commission (ZGC) research shows. ZGC chairperson Margaret Mukahanana- Sangarwe deplored the lack of progress in promoting women to executive roles. This comes as a study entitled Measuring Differen...
'Parly can legislate for 50-50 gender parity' 19 July 2017 HARARE - National elections management body Zimbabwe Electoral Commisison (Zec)  has said the country presently has no law which recognises gender parity but Parliament can legislate for 50-50 representation to achieve the Women's Affairs committee's goal of having equal gender representation in ...
'Men can only do menial jobs at Women's Bank' 17 July 2017 HARARE - Females will occupy all high-paying jobs at the mooted Women's Bank, a Cabinet minister has said, adding men will be doing menial jobs at the financial institution. Women Affairs minister Nyasha Chikwinya told the Senate last week that the Women's Bank will be officially launched by S...
MDC targets women's vote 28 March 2017 HARARE - MDC is targeting the women's vote in the forthcoming 2018 election, with the party embarking on ''kitchen meetings'' mainly in the rural areas. Speaking to the Daily News yesterday, MDC women's assembly leader Lynnet Karenyi said the party seeks to increase its voting numbers in the m...
Fungisai's call divides opinion 10 January 2017 HARARE - Controversial gospel artiste Fungisai Zvakavapano-Mashavave's call for the top three female artistes on the annual Radio Zimbabwe Coca-Cola Top 50 to be given prizes regardless of their position on the chart has divided opinion among local women artistes. Fungisai, who, at number 10 w...
'Over 3 000 girls drop out of school to marry' 29 November 2016 HARARE - More than 3 000 secondary school girls have dropped out of school since January this year due to child marriages, Plan International gender officer Tino Hondo said. In a dialogue between ministers of religion yesterday, Hondo said 3 650 girls dropped out of school compared to only 251...
Women deserve fair treatment 30 October 2016 HARARE - Former Vice President and now interim leader of the Zimbabwe People First (ZPF), Joice Mujuru, has been under scrutiny lately. On the other hand, the grand coalition topic has resurfaced in the media and this time, it is around who will lead the coalition. Mujuru and MDC president Mor...
Women organisations' silence slammed 3 October 2016 HARARE - Organisations representing women have come under the cosh over their silence on issues affecting women, who of late have been on the receiving end of political violence and police brutality. While women's groups in the country have often harped and made noise on events taking place in...
The big salary gap 1 May 2016 HARARE - When the United States of America World Cup winning women's soccer team filed a federal complaint charging US Soccer with wage discrimination, Zimbabwean women must have looked unperturbed. It was none of their business. Not so long after, when the Mighty Warriors qualified for the Af...
'Churches must help stem gender-based violence' 15 November 2013 HARARE - The National Aids Council of Zimbabwe yesterday urged church leaders to embark on massive campaign against all forms of gender-based violence (GBV) that is fuelling HIV and Aids. In an address to churches leaders, Madenyika Magwenjere, the provincial Aids action council chairperson, s...
Gender equality: A close reality 25 October 2013 EDITOR — I am responding to the letter published yesterday in your paper titled “Gender equality: A close reality”. The writer mentioned the issue of education in the article. I think this is where the whole concept is lacking. Women themselves do not fully understand the meaning of gender ...
Gender equality: A close reality 24 October 2013 EDITOR — For years, the whole world has been trying to promote gender equality. We have seen efforts aimed at the elimination of all forms of exploitation and abuse of women and the promotion of gender equality using the Millennium Developmental Goals (MDGs), through gender-formed groups and g...
Revealing journey on gender issue 14 October 2013 MUTARE - Turning into a dinky dirt road at Sithole off the Marange highway, we clung to our seats as we were jostled and tossed as the driver struggled to find passable portions of the neglected road. Our port of call was Gudoricharima village, about 70km south-west of Mutare. Here, they pi...
Walk the talk on gender 23 September 2013 HARARE - President Robert Mugabe's recent Cabinet appointments which saw only three women being appointed out of 26 reveals that talk about gender equality was nothing other than bottled smoke. Gender activists say Mugabe's male-dominated appointments reveal that the Zanu PF leader was not sin...