Women's Participation in Politics

#Beatthepots – Empty Vessels Make an Impressionable Noise

  • Posted on: 3 August 2016
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In July this year, women in Bulawayo marched through town beating their cooking utensils against their pots as a form of protest against President Robert Mugabe’s government.

This act is symbolic of the starvation being experienced within many households and as Thokozane Khupe put it “these pots that we are beating are no longer cooking anything at home, this is why we brought them to say we no longer have anything to cook. We are starving.” 

The Historically Absent Sheroes

  • Posted on: 15 May 2015
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An atmosphere of excitement, enthusiasm and large doses of nostalgia filled the room as women greeted each other animatedly. I had the good fortune to be present at the “They Went To Beijing” conversation hosted by Zimbabwe Women’s Resource Centre Network (ZWRCN). Those of us, the young generation, finally had the opportunity of basking in the greatness of the great feminists who went before us, and paved the way for women’s rights as human rights and vice versa.

Female Zimbabwe Human Rights Defenders Assess Media Coverage

  • Posted on: 27 July 2012
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Top female Zimbabwean human rights defenders criticized coverage of women working to promote and defend human rights and challenged media to see themselves as partners in the fight for democracy and eradication of patriarchal stereotypes against women.  These female human rights defenders included Beatrice Mtetwa, a human rights lawyer, Irene Petras, director of the Zimbabwe Lawyers for Human Rights (ZLHR) and Virginia Muwangiwa, Chairperson of the Women’s Coalition of Zimbabwe were speaking at an event, an initiative of the Women Journalism Mentoring Program (WJMP) implemented jointly by