Goodbye 2016 The year I didn’t write The year I didn’t create The year I didn’t nurture my creations The year that drained all my energy in work I didn’t love The year my creative juices were dried up by the demands of bureaucracy The year I matured and accepted that I desire a fulfilling… Read More Au Revoir 2016!!!
Tomana’s sentiments Prosecutor General, Johannes Tomana is on record for telling the Chronicle that 12 year olds can consent to sex, that it is right that the law permits them to consent because without such consent, they would not have the option to marry. He is also reported to have said that 12 year olds’ ability to… Read More Why #Tomana ‘s Comments Are not Surprising
On Saturday 4 October 2014, Zimbabwean women, led by Katswe Sistahood, launched the #MiniSkirtMarch- a protest against men who publicly harass women for their dressing, especially at commuter omnibus ranks. The messaging of the #MiniSkirtMarch was about women refusing to have the way they dress dictated to us or to be used as an excuse… Read More She must cover up?! : Reflections on the #MiniSkirtMarch
Satire: “The use of humour, irony, exaggeration, or ridicule to expose and criticise people’s stupidity or vices.” Protest: “A statement or action expressing disapproval of or objection to something.” People often ask why Zimbabweans speak of a repressive government when freedom ‘of’ expression is guaranteed in the Constitution and articles such as mine can be… Read More Is Satire Our Protest? #Zvirikumbofambasei
I saw a headline in one of yesterday’s papers which said: “MDC official succumbs to Malaria.” Yes, Malaria, as a disease only becomes topical when it kills a prominent individual. Outside such circumstances, the media pays it very little, if not, no attention. Yet malaria remains one of the biggest health problems our country has… Read More #CSW58- MDG 6: Combating HIV/AIDS, Malaria and other diseases
When I reflect on the risk and sacrifices that women make in this world, it makes me wonder when, why and how it came to be that in many parts of the world, they are regarded as second class citizens. What am I saying? According to the Zimbabwe Demographic Health Survey (ZDHS) of 2011, at… Read More #CSW58-MDG 5: Promoting Maternal Health
On Wednesday the 10th of July, I woke up to the disappointing news that UN Secretary General Ban Ki Moon had not appointed Nyaradzai Gumbonzvanda as the new UN Women Director. I was disappointed for a number of reasons; She is a Zimbabwean woman and as one of us I stood solidly behind her just… Read More Spaces and Power: The story of Nyaradzai Gumbonzvanda