Women’s fortunes to be revived soon

Ruth Butaumocho Gender Editor With all economic indicators pointing southwards – falling commodity prices and an impending drought Zimbabweans are set for yet another tough year ahead. Even dur...
The bashing of men that is happening behind closed doors

GBV: Little progress made

Ruth Butaumocho Gender Editor The traditional 16 Days of Activism is almost coming to an end, with many events having been lined up to hammer the message home on the need to eradicate society of gend...

They came, they saw and they cooked

Ruth Butaumocho Gender Editor “Necessity is the mother of all inventions,” goes the old adage. The crippling power woes, where a majority of Zimbabweans go for an average of 12 hours a day without el...
ZOL chief executive officer Denny Marandure

I became the change I wanted: Marandure

Ruth Butaumocho Gender Profile ZOL’s brand has grown in leaps and bounds, becoming one of the leading Internet service providers, including use of fibre-to-home technology, something that was not ava...
Maureen Nyemba

From desperate widow to high flyer

Ruth Butaumocho Gender Editor When Maureen Nyemba lost her husband she knew that the fortification that had long protected her from economic woes had broken down. With six children to feed, house and...
Doreen Sibanda

Doreen Sibanda: Life imitating art

Ruth Butaumocho Gender Editor Galleries across Africa tend to be thought of as sterile and exclusive spaces run by dread-locked men, who dabble in paint and spend their days musing on Pablo Picasso’s...

Are women complicit in their abuse?

Ruth Butaumocho Gender Editor Rather than regard women as mortal beings, whose interests are vast and not only confined to their sexuality, several dancehall artistes present women as sex objects sol...

Walking the positive talk

Ruth Butaumocho Gender Editor A lot of people consider the subject of HIV, as mundane and boring, with many preferring to relegate it to scientists and doctors. Those who have dared to understand the...

ICON FOR FEMALE PRISONERS

Ruth Butaumocho Gender Editor When Dr Rita Nyampinga was arrested and briefly detained in Harare’s police cells following a demonstration to push for the availability of anti-retroviral therapy in 20...

Woman with a heart of gold

Ruth Butaumocho Gender Editor She is a former beauty queen, a successful businesswoman and has a heart of gold. Mrs Cecilia Mautsa is a compassionate yet tenacious woman on a mission to change lives ...

Empowering women runs in Sally’s blood

Ruth Butaumocho Gender Editor The world is slowly warming up to gendered leadership where young women are taking up active roles in the affairs of their countries. Regardless of education status, the...