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Zimbabwe’s Annual Manufacturing Survey features a Gender Analysis component

Thursday, November 2, 2017

The Confederation of Zimbabwe Industries, an umbrella organization for more than 300 private sector companies, launched its annual assessment of the manufacturing sector, which for the first time included a gender analysis of women in the sector.

"I came to CSW because..."

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Every year thousands of activists from civil society organizations around the world come to New York to take part in the Commission on the Status of Women, the global intergovernmental body exclusively dedicated to the promotion of gender equality and the empowerment of women. A snapshot of their messages and perspectives on this year’s session of CSW…

Photo essay: They were not at the Beijing Conference, but...

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Some were not even born in 1995. That was the year when the 20-year-old Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action took shape. But their voices are no less relevant. Four passionate youth activists shared what gender equality means to them. We weave together some of their ideas for action and thoughts on what the Beijing Platform for Action means to them –a generation later– and how youth are a part of that change.

New research paints poignant picture of intimate partner violence in Zimbabwe

Thursday, January 2, 2014

Zimbabwe now has its first comprehensive baseline study on the prevalence of Intimate Partner Violence but the road to justice remains rocky for women survivors.

Property and inheritance rights key to empowering women living with HIV, say grass-roots groups

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

At a recent dialogue in Gambia, regional networks of women living with HIV called on policymakers to address women’s property and inheritance rights in the context of HIV.

Phase II Grantees & Project Descriptions

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Phase II grantees and project descriptions of UN Women’s "Action to Promote the Legal Empowerment of Women in the Context of HIV and AIDS"

Women make up more than one-third of Zimbabwe’s new Parliament

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

At a historic 35 per cent, women’s representation has more than doubled for the 8th Parliament of Zimbabwe, due to a special Constitutional measure applied during the recent general elections.

Zimbabweans say yes to new Constitution strong on gender equality and women's rights

Friday, April 19, 2013

With general elections approaching, Zimbabwean women hope to see women’s representation grow in Parliament, which is also mandated by the new Constitution approved by referendum in March.

“Ride on! Speak Out!”: Nine countries, 15 bikers, one issue – ending violence against women

Monday, January 21, 2013

A group of motorcycle buffs joined forces with Harley-Davidson Johannesburg and UN Women in a novel initiative to raise awareness about violence against women and girls. Over 16 days, they rode 8,200 km, across Botswana, Namibia, Zambia, Malawi, Mozambique, Zimbabwe, South Africa, Swaziland and Lesotho.

Zimbabwean women police officers make inroads as members of the ‘blue berets’

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

For Assistant Police Commissioner Charity Charamba, who served as a peacekeeper for three years in Liberia, being the third-highest ranking official in the mission had its gender challenges.

In Zimbabwe, women with HIV leading change, claiming their rights

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

As a woman with deteriorating health due to HIV, Phillipa Marisa, 60, used to agonize over the legacy that she would leave her children. Since her husband's death from AIDS she had become dispossessed from her property in Hopley Farm, Harare, faced discord within her family, and had fierce arguments with her in-laws.

Circles of life: Community groups in Zimbabwe turn early warnings into early action

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

For years Beauty, 52, carried out menial tasks in return for food in Mashonaland East, a rural district in Zimbabwe. She couldn't sell at the city market because it was considered neither safe nor appropriate for women in her community, where vendors routinely wait overnight for markets to open. She was little involved in village decisions about its agricultural or economic affairs.

A new coalition takes the lead on women’s constitutional rights in Zimbabwe

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Women from across Zimbabwe have celebrated the launch of a strategic high-level women's coalition. The voluntary group will lobby to ensure that the new constitution, currently being drafted, will deliver on gender equality and empowerment for women in the country.

Binga women in Zimbabwe make history on the Zambezi River

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

So reveals Kuli Mungombe, one of ten women who are making history in Zimbabwe by owning and operating a fishing rig in the country. The women, from the Tonga ethnic group, formally entered the male-dominated industry last year after being provided with the rig, equipment and skills training. They have since been working to scale up the venture in Binga, one of the country's least developed districts, so that it can sustain them and their families, as well as create opportunities for other women in the area.

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