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Gender Resource Page

Welcome to Sokwanele's gender resource page. Find information on Zimbabwean organisations that work in the gender sector, and access a wide range of gender information using our useful weblinks. This page also features gender related content carried on the Sokwanele website.

The South African weekly newspaper, the Mail & Guardian, published an extraordinary story in its issue of March 15-21, 2013.

Headed "Red carpet for dead Malawi President" it described in shocking detail to what astonishing lengths his relatives and political lieutenants within the ruling Democratic Progressive Party had gone to conceal Bingu wa Mutharika's death.

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Ruramai is a lanky 35 year old widow from Masvingo in the south-east of the country. She is a mother of three - two girls and one boy.

Ruramai was married young, at 15. The age of sexual... read more

By Rumbidzai Dube: This full article can be downloaded from our website by visiting... read more


When news of the USD 36 000 bride payment made by Zimbabwe’s Prime Minister, Morgan Tsvangirai broke, a grand debate around the commodification of lobola... read more

Gender blogs from 'This is Zimbabwe'

Zimbabwe Election Candidates - 2013
15 July 2013

Sokwanele has created a dynamic spreadsheet table, available online, to allow Zimbabweans to identify who their candidates are in the forthcoming elections due to be help on 31 July 2013. Find the table titled... read more

I run the age gauntlet every day
23 May 2013

I read in an American magazine sometime ago how singer, actress and businesswoman Jennifer Lopez took umbrage when a waiter alluded to her age while she was out dining with her “toy boy” partner.

Apparently the incident occurred after her... read more

Youth lay demands for elections
16 April 2013

Via Press Release: Chitungwiza - Youth in Chitungwiza on Sunday laid down demands that they said would enable the holding of a free and fair poll ahead of the watershed plebiscite expected later this... read more

Beatrice Mtetwa arrested
17 March 2013

The MDC-T released a press statement earlier this morning saying that the police have raided their Avondale based communications office and arrested three officials:

A total of 15... read more

WOZA to vote YES in Constitutional Referendum
14 March 2013

Via WOZA: Women of Zimbabwe Arise (WOZA) have conducted 600 workshops in the last 2 weeks to familiarise members with the 15 February 2013 Draft Constitution. The workshops were... read more

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Zimbabwe Organisations

Emthonjeni Women's Forum

To provide an opportunity and platform for targeted communities to challenge the behaviours, beliefs and customs that promote domestic violence and abuse of women’s rights in Zimbabwe.