A black average modern Zimbabwean family seems to be escalating toward perilous phase that could create some form of disunity in the family and possibly in a not-so-distant future, lead to relatives not seeing eye to eye. ‘A prayer for Grandma’ , a tragic, melancholic, humorous and all in all delightful play by Elliot Moyo opened…Details
Her Zimbabwe has writers dotted around the world. We welcome contributions from interested parties on issues relating to women in Zimbabwe and Africa in general.
The Women’s Coalition of Zimbabwe (WCoZ) joins Action Aid Zimbabwe and the Chidawaya family in mourning the untimely passing on of Lyn Chidawaya, who was allegedly punched by touts at Mbudzi bus terminus resulting in her death and that of her unborn child. While we note and commend the police for having made arrests in…Details
Her Zimbabwe piloted and implemented the Mobile Community Zimbabwe project in its first two years of life. MCZ is a citizen journalism school that equips young Zimbabweans with digital storytelling skills using mobiles, to tell the alternative Zimbabwean stories marginalized by the mainstream media. This project has since grown and taken a life form of…Details
The increasing influence of the Internet and social media has necessitated the bridging of the digital divide to achieve greater inclusion and participation of women in the online and tech spaces. Her Zimbabwe works to strengthen the work of women’s rights advocates, bloggers and activists through providing digital literacy training that includes digital communication strategy…Details
In 2014 Her Zimbabwe scooped the Shoko Festival Hub Pioneer award for its Critical Conversations concept. Critical Conversations are a series of talks that Her Zimbabwe holds offline, as a means to bring together thought leaders in blogging, journalism and digital rights to enable and foster the exchange of information and open dialogue around contemporary…Details
With support from HIVOS and Free Press Unlimited, this project commenced in 2016 and is a fellowship for young women trained by Her Zimbabwe to apply a gender lens to digital storytelling using mobile phones. The project equips young women with skills to effectively use digital tools for storytelling as well as gender sensitive reporting.
With support from Heinrich Boell Foundation, Her Zimbabwe in 2016 initiated a project to challenge sexism in the mainstream media. This stemmed from the understanding that biases, stereotyping and unbalanced reporting normalize and further entrench unequal gender power relations that are at the root of discriminatory attitudes and practices. By undertaking feminist media monitoring and…Details
It seems that lately the fad in the gender equality discourse, has been to call for men to pledge their support to gender equality through the call for #Heforshe. But I feel that pledging is not a new thing that men have been doing. Why, in 2016, do we have to put money towards creating…Details
On Sunday, the 17th of April 2016 womyn at the institution currently known as Rhodes took to the streets of this institution to protest against the institution’s reluctance to deal with sexual assaults on its campus. These courageous, revolutionary students began the very important and necessary work of removing the shame and blame from the…Details
African Women Awards presented by the African Women Association (AWA) is pleased to announce that nominations for the second edition of the awards are now open. Nominations opened on the 15 April 2016 and will close on 17 June 2016. African Women Association, which was founded by two Zimbabwean women, Carol Nyazika and Lisa Chiriseri,…Details