CONSENTING TO EARLY MARRIAGE: WHO IS TO BLAME?

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By Theresa Takafuma   Maria and Martina (not real names) are half-sisters, born in a polygamous family from the same father but different mothers. The two, whose parents are staunch members of the Johane-Marange Apostolic sect are both married to one man, a 70-year-old senior elder in the church who […]

WHEN RELIGION BECOMES OPPRESSION: WHO SHALL BE THEIR VOICES?

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The Zimbabwe media and social networking sites have been awash with reports and jokes about the beat down of the Zimbabwe Republic Police (ZRP) Support Unit by the Budiriro based Joanne Masowe eChishanu apostolic cult recently. While I can understand the noise and even joy being expressed by most because […]

EARLY MARRIAGE: A BIG THREAT TO ZIMBABWE’S GIRL CHILD

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Written By Lazarus Sauti   Agnes Hakata (not her real name) is a 15 year old girl from Hwedza. While her peers get ready to go to school each morning, she has to stay behind to prepare breakfast for her ageing husband. Sadly, like most teenage marriages, her marriage is […]

ZIMBABWE’S ECONOMIC CRISIS: WHAT SHOULD BE DONE?

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By Thelmah Chandafira   The economic crisis in Zimbabwe is deteriorating everyday with a large number of people being left homeless and unemployed, industries are shutting down leading to foreign investors reluctant in investing in the country as the future of Zimbabwe’s economy is not certain. The government has to […]

SYSTEMATIC BARRIERS PREJUDICIAL TO GENDER EQUALITY

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Article by Thelmah Chandafira   Being a woman is sometimes difficult in a patriarchal nation where gender equality is still taken as an immoral subject when it comes to women being given fair opportunities and chances as men, hence the weaving of systematic barriers that make gender equality almost impossible […]