Disabled Persons Bill was long overdue: stakeholders

By Mark Matambirofa Persons with disabilities in the country are thrilled by consultations currently underway towards the drafting of the Disabled Persons Bill, adding that the current Act has been overtaken by events. The current Disabled Persons Act was enacted in 1992 and stakeholders are of the view that it did not represent the interest …

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Counting the gains towards eliminating gender inequality in Parliament

By Michelle Chifamba Female legislators in the 9th Parliament of Zimbabwe say although there have been efforts to promote gender equality, the country still has a low representation of women in top political decision making positions. This slim representation has been identified as one of the many reasons why the country is failing to reach …

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Residents urged to influence changes to Water Act

By Tafadzwa Muranganwa Community Water Alliance (CWA) says it is capacitating residents through paralegal training so that they can be able to influence a review of the country’s Water Act which gives the Minister too much power at the expense of the citizens. Most major cities in the country are facing water shortages due to …

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Call to change Proportional Representation selection criteria

By Tafadzwa Muranganwa Women who attended the Young Women’s Political Power, Representation and Participation workshop organised by Institute of Young Women in Development (IYWD) are considering petitioning Parliament for changes to the Proportional Representation Clause. Proportional Representation which avails 60 extra seats to women in the National Assembly from 2013 to 2023 came into effect …

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Extend Proportional Representation

By Daniel Chigundu Zanu PF legislator for Chegutu West Dexter Nduna has called on his party to consider using its 2/3 majority in Parliament to change the constitution to extend the Proportional Representation term limit to infinity. Proportional Representation which was brought about as a way of capacitating women to be able to stand on …

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Women must vote for women: Khupe

By Daniel Chigundu Seasoned politician and veteran trade unionist Thokozani Khupe who is also the leader of an MDC-T faction says women must vote for women candidates in both primary and general elections as a way of trying to bring equality. Women constitute 54 percent of Zimbabwean population but have been lacking when it comes to occupying high ranking positions in political parties. As if …

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