We also use third-party cookies that help us analyze and understand how you use this website. We need a more gender sensitive, inclusive and holistic approach of selecting public officials with the capacity to develop and transform Zimbabwe. Both texts present their protagonists, Tambudzai and Ramatoulaye - one a developing adolescent, the other a widowed mother of twelve, reflecting on the struggles of being women in their respective patriarchal societies of Zimbabwe and Senegal.

There are a lot of issues that need a woman’s touch at policy level which include how to deal with child pregnancies and marriages, vulnerability of women to HIV, sexual reproductive rights, gender-based violence, effects of climate change on women, lack of access to natural resources and police brutality on women. There is need to start redefining how we do politics in Zimbabwe and to completely move away from politics of patronage and personalities.

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Beautiful narrative. This requires a change in the mindset of the present generation. Failure of all political parties to fail to comply to constitutional provisions in section 17, 56 and 80 is a clear indication of lack of political will to adhere to the supreme law of this land. It is high time women of Zimbabwe take legal action against the State and political parties for failure to adhere to constitutional provisions if we are truly sincere about the issue of gender equality. Stiffer penalties should be put in place to deal with any organ of government, political party, public, private or civic organisations that do not comply with constitutional provisions on gender equality and full promotion of equal rights. Harmful cultural and religious practices have negatively impacted on women’s rights including power imbalances, patriarchal attitudes, ignorance of constitutional provisions regarding gender equality and high levels of misogyny in the political economy. Agric production key to Zim’s food security – Ireti Adesida: Agric production key to Zim’s food security... Pastor Tries To Walk On Water Like Jesus, But Gets Eaten By Crocodiles Instead – USSA News | The Tea Party's Front Page: […] to Zimbabwe Today, Jonathan Mthethwa with the Saint of the Last Days C... Reports: Pastor trying to walk on water gets eaten by crocodiles – AOL | GZ Water: […] to Zimbabwe Today, Jonathan Mthethwa with the Saint of the Last Days C... Pastor Tries To Walk On Water Like Jesus, But Gets Eaten By Crocodiles Instead - True Patriot: […] to Zimbabwe Today, Jonathan Mthethwa with the Saint of the Last Days C... Pastor Tries To Walk On Water Like Jesus, But Gets Eaten By Crocodiles Instead | The Daily Sheeple: […] to Zimbabwe Today, Jonathan Mthethwa with the Saint of the Last Days C... Pastor zjedzony przez krokodyle podczas nieudanego spaceru po wodzie | Freak Show: […] żródło  […]... Tanzanian president seeks end to contraception, ‘Bedridden’ Chombo Arrest Ordered for Missing ED Regalia Trial.
It’s rather unfortunate that for a country that prides itself in being very educated, the levels of intolerance and misogyny exhibited speaks otherwise. Strides should be made to ensure that more women occupy public leadership positions so as to tackle pertinent issues that affect them. The final result of duly-elected public officials show a completely different result in relation with population demographics due to a number of factors which include patriarchal dominance, ignorance on the importance of voting for women candidates, toxicity of the electoral playing field, polarisation and manipulation of the political economy. In 2013, we had 16.2% women councillors and this year’s results indicate a drop of 2.9% of women Councillors in local government.

Shoko said the plight of women and HIV can only be overcome if men are involved in programs aimed at women and HIV so that they are the one who come up with solutions they find suitable for their problems.