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....
mechanic

Time we demystify gender roles

Recently, I went to a well-established Harare primary school for a meeting with the headmaster to discuss various issues. While waiting for the headmaster I took a stroll around the school grounds an...
Nyarai Mutumwa (centre) was convicted of armed robbery in February  and still awaits sentencing for a motor vehicle theft charge

Female robbers: A new breed of criminals

Ruth Butaumocho Gender Editor When a woman commits a crime, the usual explanation is that it is involuntary, defensive or a result of some mental illness or hormonal imbalance inherent in the female ...