Abuse: Spare a thought for boys, too

Ruth Butaumocho Gender Forum A few days ago, I was moving around town just after 6pm when a young boy barely in his teens, approached me stealthily from behind just as I was about to cross the robot....

Water Shortage: Buhera’s human crisis

Ruth Butaumocho Forty-two-year old Mrs Anna Makoni joins the long winding queue of women and children waiting to collect water for household use in a small riverbed well. Although it is still 4am, th...
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How men keep on top of the game

Whether women would want to call it “dirty scheming, plotting, or other demeaning names, what is undoubtedly clear is that men will not blink twice, when executing their game plan because they were t...

Dream for the girl child

Ruth Butaumocho Gender Editor Outgoing Zimbabwe Women Football League chairperson Mavis Gumbo was so confident of retaining the post that she is still to come to grips on why her constituency dumped ...
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Breaking barriers, making history

Last week, millions of people across the globe joined hands to commemorate International Women’s Day – a day set aside to celebrate the social, political and economic achievements of women.

Women’s sport cries out for funding

Ruth Butaomoche Gender Forum In recent years, most countries have been using sport and physical activity as a strategy for empowering women and girls in impoverished communities. The strategy has bee...

Women’s organisations must walk the talk

Ruth Butaumocho Gender Forum In the past weeks, Zimbabwe’s media has been awash with stories on corruption and obscene salaries in parastatals. Equally topical in the Press have been the increasing c...

Women: Agriculture’s unsung heroines

Zimbabwe is in the middle of a promising farming season that has seen the country receiving lots of rainfall compared to previous seasons. As I write this column, many farmers have finished weeding a...

Spare a thought for the innocent children

Ruth Butaumocho Gender Forum A week has passed since schools opened for a new term. Most parents found themselves battling on the hard end of their budgets to cater for their children’s school fees, ...
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Time to do more for women

Ruth Butaumocho January is a busy month where both individuals and organisations take time to reflect on issues and events that took place the previous year.
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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...