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 ...

Women should tell their own stories

Ruth Butaumocho Gender Forum <h3><i>More often than not, women shy away from the media and are not keen to be interviewed on certain issues, arguing that they don’t want to be quoted out ...

Let’s not play the blame game, Tafadzwa

Ruth Butaumocho Gender Forum The past few weeks have been dramatic with different events that have kept the public glued to the media. From MDC-T fights that have resulted in many splinters, to the t...

Is silence really golden?

Ruth Butaumocho Gender Forum “He who does not understand your silence will probably not understand your words,” Elbert Hubbard once said. While going through my notes on Critical Theory, I came acros...

We need a committed team!

Ruth Butaumocho Gender Forum Charlotte Bronte in her book “Jane Eyre” made an apt observation when she said women were just as entitled as men to be involved in any form of action and be recognised f...
MPS

Clampdown on chauvinists, perverts

Ruth Butaumocho Gender Forum Female Members of Parliament recently shared their harrowing experiences of sexual harassment at the hands of their male counterparts in an endeavour to hold political po...