Ruth Butaumocho

4 years ago | May 26, 2014

Time we demystify gender roles

Recently, I went to a well-established Harare primary school for a meeting with the headmaster to discuss various ...

4 years ago | May 19, 2014

Child maintenance: A shared responsibility

Ruth Butaumocho Gender Forum Last week signalled a temporary impasse in the Alick Macheso/Fortune Mapako maintenance ...

4 years ago | May 15, 2014

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 ...

4 years ago | May 13, 2014

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 ...

4 years ago | May 5, 2014

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 ...

4 years ago | April 28, 2014

Is silence really golden?

Ruth Butaumocho Gender Forum “He who does not understand your silence will probably not understand your words,” Elbert ...

4 years ago | April 22, 2014

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 ...

4 years ago | April 15, 2014

Clampdown on chauvinists, perverts

Ruth Butaumocho Gender Forum Female Members of Parliament recently shared their harrowing experiences of sexual ...

4 years ago | April 8, 2014

Time to stop waving the victim card

Ruth Buataumocho Gender Forum Some weeks ago, while coming from Murambinda, I came across a group of women and men who ...

4 years ago | March 31, 2014

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 ...

4 years ago | March 27, 2014

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 ...

4 years ago | March 24, 2014

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 ...

4 years ago | March 20, 2014

Dream for the girl child

Ruth Butaumocho Gender Editor Outgoing Zimbabwe Women Football League chairperson Mavis Gumbo was so confident of ...

4 years ago | March 18, 2014

Projects divorced from intended beneficiaries

Ruth Butaumocho Gender Forum Last week, the Government with the assistance of DANIDA and SNV of Netherlands, launched a ...

4 years ago | March 10, 2014

Breaking barriers, making history

Last week, millions of people across the globe joined hands to commemorate International Women’s Day – a day set ...