As we commemorate the 16 days of activism, let us remember our domestic workers, particularly our maids and child minders; the women in our homes who clean, cook and look after our children. Many of these women became domestic workers not by choice, but because they failed to continue their education.
This past weekend, my friend made the long journey to some rural area in the province of Masvingo to marry his long time sweetheart. The initial plan was to marry in November, but the event had to be postponed at the behest of the elders. They argued that our culture forbids any social events or gatherings in November, the month of goats as they say. For someone who couldn’t wait to be a husband, he made sure that the ceremony was rescheduled to the first weekend of December. He was really excited and so was the girl.