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Empower women, empower a nation

Ruth Butaumocho Gender Forum Global institutions like the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank have over the years developed anti-poverty initiatives across the developing world that focus ...
NANCY AUNGWEME . . .  ‘‘During my days in the liberation struggle, I learnt that women are just as good as men, if given the same opportunities,”

Businesswoman with the Midas touch

Ruth Butaumocho HerStory ALTHOUGH prominent property developer Ms Nancy Saungweme flashes a trademark smile, making her appear naïve and doting, beneath that smile lies a strong-willed woman who will...

Is love really worth dying for?

Love has often been described as a wonderful thing that every human being needs and yearns to find sometime in their lives. Even the great ancient philosopher Aristotle believed so much in love, whic...
Susan Makore

Susan rules the airwaves

Ruth Butaumocho HerStory When Susan Makore was growing up, she never envisaged her career beyond a classroom, dabbling with the chalkboard in front of a group of impressionable pupils. Her dream was ...

July 31 anniversary: A gender perspective

Ruth Butaumocho Gender Forum Thursday marks exactly one year after the ruling Zanu-PF party romped to victory, ushering in a new political dispensation mandated to rule until the next election in 201...
VP Mujuru

Why you should be reading the Constitution

Ruth Butaumocho Gender Forum “We are drowning in information, but starved for knowledge.” When academic, author and businessman John Naisbitt made this statement, he was amazed at the superfluity of ...

ICTs bring hope to rural women

Ruth Butaumocho Gender Editor Thirty-YEAR-OLD Mrs Grace Rukuni of Musvaire Village in Mutoko picks up her phone to read a message that has just popped up on her phone. “Mangwana, ndimi mune jana reku...

Paternity results are final, Baba Sharo

Ruth Butaumocho Gender Forum Paternity test results for Fortunate (Tafadzwa) Mapako and sungura ace Alick Macheso’s two kids were released last week, putting an end to weeks of speculation and anxiet...
CHIPO MATIMBA

Why not raise sons as we do daughters?

Gender Forum With Ruth Butaumocho— “We have begun to raise daughters more likes sons, but few have the courage to raise our sons like our daughters”. The above quote from American gender activi...
GENDER_INEQUALITY

Launch of Beijing+20 brings hope

Ruth Butaumocho Gender Forum Last week, Zimbabwe launched the Beijing+20 Consultative Process, joining several countries across the globe that have since embarked on the next level of women empowerme...
Robert Martin Gumbura

Have churches become agents of abuse?

Ruth Butaumocho Gender Forum The statement, “Religion is the opium of the people”, is one of the most frequently paraphrased part of a speech made by the German economist and philosopher, Karl Marx....