Two intertwined gender symbols

Treat men, women as equals

Ruth Butaumocho Gender Forum MEETING the deputy chairperson of the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission Joyce Laetitia Kazembe for the first time at a women’s forum in Harare recently was indeed an enrichin...

To be a male or a man?

Ruth Butaumocho Gender Forum A FEW weeks ago, I accompanied a friend to her child’s school to negotiate with the headmaster for an extension of the school fees payment period so that her daughter cou...

Have women become monsters in their homes?

Gender Forum Ruth Butaumocho More than a decade ago, I used to hook up with friends and colleagues to talk about relationships, the hurdles that one needed to go through, and of course the bliss asso...

Safe zones for women shrinking

Ruth Butaumocho Gender Forum Two weeks ago, while driving home on a Friday night, I decided to stop at a popular joint in the neighbourhood for a drink. The idea was to delay and avert traffic jam. I...

Women not that evil

Gender Forum Ruth Butaumocho For the past few weeks, Zimbabweans across the social divide have been mesmerised by the story of two women currently in custody after being arrested as ‘‘witches’’ in Ha...

End reign of terror

Ruth Butaumocho Gender Forum The July 31 harmonised elections were peaceful, with no major incidents of violence reported countrywide. Ironically, the same men and women, who shunned violence did not...

Women remain under-represented

Ruth Butaumocho “People who soar are those who refuse to sit back, sigh and wish things would change. They neither complain of their lot nor passively dream of some distant ship coming in. Rather, th...

Its now time for women

The mandatory 30-day voter registration period began on May 23, as the nation prepares itself for yet another round of elections.
On Tuesday last week, I passed through Mai Musodzi’s Hall, ...

Poverty has the face of a woman

Gender Forum Ruth Butaumocho
SCORES of people from civic society dealing with gender, representatives from different ministries, local and international non-governmental orga...

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Shun political turncoats

Ruth Butaumocho  Gender Forum

A lot of landmark events have taken place in Zimbabwe the last few months, both in the social and political spheres which have been heralded ...