FADZAI MAHERE JOINS 2018 ELECTION RACE

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Fadzai Mahere yesterday announced she will be running for the Mount Pleasant Member of Parliament seat in the 2018 Zimbabwe elections. The young female lawyer who will be running as an independent candidate, rose to advocacy fame in June 2016 when she opposed the introduction of bond notes by the […]

KENYA SCORES POORLY IN RAISING THE GENDER QUOTA IN PARLIAMENT

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In March this year, the High Court of Kenya stated that parliament was committing “gross violations” for delaying the process of passing the Affirmative Action Bill. The legislation agitates for increasing women representation by a third in key leadership areas such as the corporate and political fronts. However, there has […]

INTIMATE PARTNER VIOLENCE: THE WHYS

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What do Ronke Shonde, Gillian Zvomuya and Karabo Mokoena have in common? These three women made news headlines on and offline when their bodies were found dead, killed by their partners. They and many others are victims of intimate partner violence ( IPV). Besides both being African, Ronke from Nigeria, […]

THURSDAY THOUGHTS: #MANARETRASH

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Welcome to the first episode of our new weekly video blog, Paradoka’s Thursday Thoughts, where we share our thoughts on trending topics from across Africa. This week we look at the #MANARETRASH hashtag that was trending a month ago, with the hope that we can continue the discussion on intimate […]

BLOGGER THEMBI TERRY ZULU TO HOST TV YANGU’S NEW WEB-SERIES

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Interview with blogger, Thembi Terry Zulu, the face of  “Creative Collective: Blogger Series’, a new web-series that profiles Zimbabwean bloggers. Season One of the Creative Collective: Blogger Series starts airing on TV Yangu on the 12th of June 2017. The show promises to be an in-depth insight into the lives […]

DO THESE STREETS ONLY BELONG TO MEN?

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Street harassment of women has become the most common form of violence whose criminality or rather severity is overlooked. While other crimes are stipulated by the law, there are no legal frameworks against harassment of women on the streets. As such, violence against women has now spilt to public areas. […]

FINANCIAL DEPENDENCY A DOOR-WAY TO ABUSE

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Women urged to take responsibility of their financial future during the Paradoka Class for Women (PC4W) held on Thursday the 16th of March under the theme Prince Charming Is Not A Financial Plan. Speakers at the event included Judith Manyeruke a wealth expert, Tsitsi Mutendi an entrepreneur and publisher, and […]

WHY THEY CALL ME PERIOD GIRL

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Hi, my name is Amina and some of my friends call me the Period Girl. You are probably wondering why they call me that and I know some of you are thinking I have some embarrassing menstruation tale from where I got that name but alas I actually like being […]

GLOBAL SHAPERS HARARE HUB SET TO CELEBRATE INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY WITH GAME CHANGERS SEMINAR

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The Global Shapers Harare Hub will host a “Game Changers Movement” seminar on Saturday the 11th of March in Harare to commemorate International Women’s Day (IWD) in partnership with YOLK International Foundation under the theme Charity to Empowerment. About 250 widows and single mothers will grace the event to celebrate […]