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!!!
I HAVE NOT WRITTEN IN A WHILE… A lot has been going on in my life. You must be thinking that I have been too busy to write. Although you are right in thinking so, you are probably wrong in why you think I have been busy. Of course, I meant no disrespect to you… Read More When I was nominated for an Award
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
**I am reposting this from an article written by the Newsday on my acceptance onto the YALI Fellowship Programme ** Pan-African human rights defender, Rumbidzai Dube, wants strong institutional structures to promote accountability and good governance. She says the invitation to participate in the first ever Young African Leadership Initiative (YALI) Washington Fellowship in June… Read More Zim human rights defender wants stronger institutions
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
In 2013 we are losing 57 children for every 1000 children that are born alive. These children are dying because of neonatal causes such as birth complications (34%), others from HIV/AIDS (20%), Pneumonia (10%), Malaria (9%), Diarrhoea (7 %)), Injuries (3%), Measles (1%), Meningitis (1%) and other causes. One famous (and hot) actor recognised the… Read More #CSW58-MDG 4: Reducing child mortality