Tech-related Violence Against Women Misunderstood, Unacknowledged, Trivialised

Among the key issues in focus at the 10th Internet Governance Forum (IGF) held recently in Brazil from 10-13 November 2015 was the subject of gender-based violence (GBV) and online abuse of women. This subject was topical because of the increasing use of information and communication technologies (ICTs), to infringe human rights online and the…

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Abortion: Let Women Own their Bodies

So apparently some of our MPs thought it fit to harass the Population Services Zimbabwe (PSZ) director for providing women with post-abortion care, in a line of questioning that seemed to demonstrated firstly that the honourable MPs are not familiar with Zimbabwe’s law on abortion and Zimbabwe’s obligations to protect women’s reproductive health rights under…

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An Anointed Condom or a Regular One: What is the Difference?

That is the first question that came to mind when I saw the headline ‘Women scramble for anointed condoms’  this week. People are desperately seeking ways to improve their sex life, do they have a performance enhancing effect? Condoms are 98% effective in preventing pregnancy, does anointing them give them that extra 2% boost? Anointing…

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Zimbabwean Women Celebrate Inaugural Women’s Entrepreneurship Day

Last week Zimbabwean women joined the rest of the world in celebrating Women’s Entrepreneurship Day (WED). The first celebrations for Zimbabwe were sponsored by Ecocash  Mukando Savings Club a group money saving service provided by Econet Wireless. UN WED Ambassador and Head of Business for Ecocash, Natalie Jabangwe-Morris organised the event and hosted over 100…

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