First Lady Amai Mugabe

In comes Mother of the Nation

Ruth Butaumocho Gender Forum Being a woman, the First Lady, knows the pangs of a hungry child, the despair of a poor, hopeless woman and challenges of putting food on the table, against a background ...
Minister Muchinguri-Kashiri

Can mandatory sentencing do the trick?

Ruth Butaumocho Gender Forum When serial rapist Thomas Brighton Chirembwe was in January this year sentenced to 290 years in jail by magistrate Simon Rojers Kachambwa for raping 13 women and unlawful...

16 Days Against GBV a damp squib?

Gender Forum With Ruth Butaumocho Today marks the beginning of 16 Days of Activism against gender-based violence commemorations with the Government and civil society calling for the adoption of a zer...

Shurugwi’s reproductive health revolution

Ruth Butaumocho Gender Editor Tendai Muranda of Mazivandadzoka Village in Shurugwi collects a container from the kitchen preparing to go and fetch water at the village borehole, a kilometre away. Hav...
IN HAPPIER TIMES . . . Sharon Macheso and husband Kudakwashe Munetsi tied the knot only two months ago, but they are now frequenting the courts like it’s one of their honeymoon spots

Men are also victims of abuse

Ruth Butaumocho Gender Forum THE debacle between Sharon Macheso and Kuda Munetsi finally came to an end last week after the courts granted Sharon a protection order, with the two parties agreeing to ...

The scourge of child marriages

Ruth Butaumocho Gender Editor Sixty-seven-year-old Rabison Mugare of Hurungwe assembled a mini gathering to accept the bride price for his 14-year old daughter, Sekai, who had eloped the previous mon...

Don’t blame Makanaka for childhood mistakes

Gender Forum With Ruth Butaumocho TWO months ago, I came across an interesting and captivating small book by Sven Lindquist titled “Exterminate All the Brutes”. Exterminate All the Brutes is a simple...
It is saddening that “Pink for Cure” euphoria” is presenting the increasing commercialisation of the disease, at a time when there should be nationwide breast cancer awareness campaigns

Breast cancer awareness: Not just in October

Ruth Butaumocho Gender Forum According to research conducted, one in eight women is likely to develop breast cancer, while one in 1 000 is likely to suffer a similar fate, clearly indicating that bre...
President Mugabe greets head of the Russian delegation Sergei Lavrov (left) in Harare where a US$3 billion platinum deal was signed. However, women have not capitalised on these opportunities

Women stop whining, grab opportunity

Ruth Butaumocho Gender Forum There has been a flurry of economic activity taking place in Zimbabwe in the last few months which is set to impact positively on the country’s economy. This ranges from ...
Oscar Pistorius

No relationship is worth dying for

Singer and songwriter Kenny Rogers has enjoyed success in both country music and pop music genres. Among one of his famous songs is “The Gambler”. In the song he sings
ability

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 ...