Zvishavane residents plead for new vending stalls

By Locadia Mavhudzi RESIDENTS in the small mining town of Zvishavane in Midlands province have called on the town council to construct new vending infrastructure for the informal sector. The residents said the construction of new vending sites should help address the plight of the informal traders in the town, following the demolition of the […]

Rural women hailed

LUPANE District Development Coordinator Ennette Sithole said women are not only the glue that holds the families and communities together but play a critical role in the sustenance of families. Speaking at the belated commemoration of International Rural Women`s Day in Lupane, Sithole said women played a key role in the socio-economic development of the […]

NGO strives for women’s rights to land

By Thandeka Matebesi LUPANE Youth for Development Trust has partnered with Konrad Adenauer Stiftung (KAS) to strengthen women rights to own, control and use land through mainstreaming capacitation of traditional leaders and lower level policy. The project is being run as part of the One World No Hunger project, which is implemented by KAS with support […]

Shot in arm for girls in remote areas

Community Podium A GROUPING of five organisations have come together to assist over 13,000 girls in the most remote parts of Zimbabwe to access education through the Supporting Adolescent Girls’ Education (SAGE) project. The SAGE project is funded by UK Aid through the Girls’ Education Challenge and is being implemented by a grouping of five […]

Amend labour laws to address sexual harassment at institutions

Community Podium A Bulawayo-based non-governmental organisation focusing on women issues, Emthonjeni Women’s Forum (EWF) is lobbying government to amend labour legislation to include issues around sexual harassment at institutions. EWF programmes manager, Melissa Ndlovu, said there are current engagements with the Parliament of Zimbabwe to push for the introduction of measures to deal with offenders. “We […]

Local company calls for mindset shift in sanitary wear

By Thandeka Matebesi A BULAWAYO-based company manufacturing reusable hygiene wear products for women and children has said there is need for a mindset shift in the use of reusable sanitary wear. Bulawayo Babies Eco Care Pvt Ltd, which manufactures and retails reusable hygiene wear products targeting babies and women, said there was need for many […]

State and non-state actors close ranks in the fight against gender based violence

Community Podium TV STATE and non-state actors in Bulawayo partnered in the annual 16 Days of Activism Against Gender Based Violence (GBV) in order to come up with creative interventions in the fight against GBV. Organisations that include the Women’s Institute for Leadership Development, the National Art Gallery of Zimbabwe (Bulawayo), Victory Siyanqoba and Intwasa […]

PVO transforms lives of Lupane women

By Thembelihle Mhlanga  Ntengwe for Development, a registered private voluntary organisation that facilitates community development through skills capacitation and evidence-based advocacy and groups’ savings for assets amassing, has come to the aid of villagers in Lupanda and Simunyu areas in Lupane.  The organisation has achieved this by imparting the necessary skills for poverty alleviation.   […]