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.
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.
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
‘Chiramu’ is a custom that allows brothers in-law and uncles to play the role of husband in a young girl’s life under the guise of teaching the young girl how to handle proposals from boys. According to the Shona culture, my mother’s brothers are considered my ‘husbands’, but they can also stand in as my…Details
Volunteering takes commitment and dedication, however it is very rewarding in the long run. If you have experience as a volunteer, it shows you care and are interested in going the extra mile to support a worthy cause. People volunteer to individuals and sometimes to organisations and companies. In all cases, one does gain some…Details
Global Press Institute offers a training-to-employment program for women in developing media markets. Applicants should be aware that we only open news bureaus in select countries each year. No prior journalism experience is required as we offer all trainees our original, award-winning journalism training program. Applicants should be aware that if selected they will be offered…Details
The e-mail is an electronic method of communicating with others in our network. In spite of its relative novelty, it has replaced paper in documenting and communicating thoughts. Its speed and simplicity add to the ease of doing business, but there are some ground rules that have to be respected least one fails to properly…Details
Urgent Action Fund-Africa (UAF-Africa) is a pan-African and feminist Fund, established in 2001 in Nairobi, Kenya. Using a rapid response grant making (RRG) model, the Fund supports unanticipated, time-sensitive, innovative, and bold initiatives. These resources enable African feminists and women’s rights organisations to seize windows of opportunity, fracture patriarchy, amplify their voices, enhance their visibility,…Details