Cervical cancer a nemesis to women

Despite the fact that cancer of the cervix is preventable, it is the commonest cause of death in women in Africa.

Health experts say in many parts of the continent, cervical cancers are not identified or treated until advanced stages due to insufficient access to reproductive health care services, effective screening and early treatment. Read more about Cervical cancer a nemesis to women

Is the Mutoko Community Share Ownership Trust benefiting the community?

Zimbabwe Young Women’s Network for Peacebuilding (ZYWNP) in partnership with MISA Zimbabwe has been working to promote the right of every Zimbabwean to access to information under the Access to information campaign. Through MISA Zimbabwe’s training and support initiatives under this campaign, ZYWNP has been monitoring the transparency and accountability of public and government institutions to share information with the public and has so far, written and sent 2 information requests to the Mutoko Rural District Council and the Ministry of Lands, Land reform and Resettlement Mashonaland East Provincial office in Marondera. Read more about Is the Mutoko Community Share Ownership Trust benefiting the community?

Chitungwiza residents and ZETDC interface meeting

CHITREST in collaboration with the Media Institute for Southern Africa (MISA) Zimbabwe held a community dialogue meeting on the 4th of August 2017 at Young Africa Skills Centre. The meeting which was attended by an official from the Zimbabwe Electricity Transmission and Distribution Company (ZETDC) started at 1000 and ended at 1300 hours. Read more about Chitungwiza residents and ZETDC interface meeting

Response from Mutoko Rural District Council regarding ZYWNP request

On the 13th of July 2017 at 14:00 hrs, ZYWNP received responses to the questions asked in the letter submitted to the Mutoko District land office on the 12th of July 2017 at 11:00hrs. The response that we wanted more was on whether the Ministry of Lands has remitted the unit tax to Mutoko RDC and how much they have remitted to help us to assess how the unit tax has been used to promote community development through delivery of public services in the District. Read more about Response from Mutoko Rural District Council regarding ZYWNP request

WASN Community dialogue meeting

Women and AIDS Support Network (WASN) held a community dialogue on the 12 of July 2017 on access to information at WASN’s offices in Eastlea Harare. The objectives of this community dialogue were to ensure that women and girls have access to information on Visual Inspection with Acetic Acid (VIAC) services and to assess the levels of information dissemination offered at clinics and hospitals. Read more about WASN Community dialogue meeting

Mutoko Community Share ownership Trust backs off on commitment

Residents in Mutoko Ward 9 have increased household levies in order to complete the roofing of Early Childhood Development (ECD) block, following the failure of the Mutoko Community Share Ownership Trust to honour its commitment to assist the community last year. Read more about Mutoko Community Share ownership Trust backs off on commitment

WASN Breakfast meeting and Wilkins Hospital visit

As WASN is part of the ATI campaign being spearheaded by MISA, letters were written to the Director of City Health to enable WASN staff interview health personnel at Wilkins Hopital on the uptake of VIAC by women and girls, on 22 June, 2017. After the approval WASN had an opportunity to interview the Sister in Charge of VIAC services. Below are the officers who were present and what transpired thereafter. Read more about WASN Breakfast meeting and Wilkins Hospital visit

CHITREST demands clarity regarding maintenance and repairs by ZETDC

On 27 May 2017, the Chitungwiza Residents’ Trust (CHITREST) in partnership with MISA-Zimbabwe held an Access to Information (ATI) meeting with Chitungwiza residents focusing on the need to have efficient and effective service provision by the Zimbabwe Electricty Transmission and Distribution Company (ZETDC). The meeting was a follow up on the previous engagements that ZETDC had with Chitrest. Read more about CHITREST demands clarity regarding maintenance and repairs by ZETDC