Zimbabwe’s National Budget: What is Women’s Role?

Last week, the Professional Women, Women Executives and Business Women’s Forum (PROWEB), hosted a discussion titled ‘Does Gender Matter in the National Budget?’, steered by Tendai Masararura, Tax Director and Taxted Services and Pamela Mhlanga, Executive Director of the Zimbabwe Women’s Resource Centre and Network (ZWRCN) One of the guiding questions for the discussions was around whether women…

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‘The Uncertainty of Hope’ Added to Local English Literature Curriculum

From this year, ‘The Uncertainty of Hope’, a novel by Valerie Tagwira, will be studied by Advanced Level students as part of the Zimbabwe Schools’ Examinations Council (ZIMSEC) English Literature curriculum. The novel, published locally by Weaver Press, depicts the life of protagonist, Onai, who is a market vendor facing a torrent of social and…

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Revenue over Responsibility: The Exploitation of a Young Rape Survivor

This weekend, the Sunday News featured an article about the reported gang rape of a 16-year-old female student in Bulawayo. The report, which documents the girl’s traumatic ordeal as she travelled from a schools’ sports competition, featured a photograph of the young woman lying limply on the ground, seemingly unconscious, with a group of bystanders looking on…

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