Gender Links wants 50/50 in city councils

By Daniel Chigundu GENDER equality advocacy group Gender Links says women deserve 50 percent representation in local authorities as it is closest to their needs. Women representation in the country’s 92 local authorities fell from 19 percent to 16 in 2013 elections. This is despite the fact that Zimbabwe is a signatory to the SADC Protocol on Gender, the African Agenda 2063 and the UN …

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Gender Links wants 50/50 in city councils

By Daniel Chigundu GENDER equality advocacy group Gender Links says women deserve 50 percent representation in local authorities as it is closest to their needs. Women representation in the country’s 92 local authorities fell from 19 percent to 16 in 2013 elections. This is despite the fact that Zimbabwe is a signatory to the SADC Protocol on Gender, the African Agenda 2063 and the UN …

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Six universities partner Parly to translate constitution

By Staff Reporter PARLIAMENT will soon have the constitution translated in eight vernacular local languages in a bid to foster understanding of the country’s supreme law which was passed in 2013. Addressing delegates last week on the sidelines of the Parliament Open Day, Speaker of National Assembly Jacob Mudenda revealed that over six institutions of higher learning have come aboard to help with the constitution …

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Its not a plot …..Khupe,Mujuru just mobilising women votes for 2018: Gutu

By Nkanyiso Ncube MDC-T has dismissed claims that the party’s vice president Thokozani Khupe is working with National People’s Party (NPP) leader Joice Mujuru to topple Morgan Tsvangirai ahead of the 2018 general elections. Khupe is reportedly leading a faction in MDC-T and hopes to take over after the veteran trade unionist has retired, while Mujuru is said to be at loggerheads with Tsvangirai over …

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Defeat in 2018 will be death of MDC: Gutu

By Tariro Senderayi MDC-T national spokesperson Obert Gutu says losing the impending 2018 general elections will signal the death of the current opposition parties in the country. 2018 elections have been branded as the “do-or-die” for opposition parties in the country, especially MDC-T which has tried in vain about four times (2002, 2005, 2008 and 2013) to remove Zanu PF from government. Opposition parties are …

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Gender parity in danger …situation to get worse in 2023: Mudenda

By Daniel Chigundu SPEAKER of the National Assembly, Jacob Mudenda has warned that female representation in Parliament is on the verge of falling if political parties do not align their constitutions with the country’s constitution on 50-50 representation. Women representation is currently at 35 percent (124) out of the current 350 legislators in the Zimbabwean Parliament. The 35 percent is inclusive of the extra women …

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Heal Zimbabwe launches “National Peace Campaign” in Masvingo

By Nkanyiso Ncube HEAL Zimbabwe Trust (HZT) launched its national peace campaign dubbed “million voices for peace” through a sports tournament held at Zaka High School in Masvingo Province on Saturday. The objective of the campaign is to ensure that every citizen no matter their age or sex promotes peace and participate in the 2018 elections peacefully In a statement HZT said the campaign seeks …

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CSOs gear up for Chiwundura by-election

By Portia Sigauke CIVIL society organisations (CSOs) have started training human rights volunteers that will monitor by-elections for Chiwundura Constituency slated for July 15. The Zimbabwe Human Rights Association (ZimRights) and the Election Resource Centre (ERC) said the human rights volunteers would monitor the pre-election period for human rights compliance within the constituency. The Chiwundura seat fell vacant after the death of former Zanu-PF legislator …

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CSOs gear up for Chiwundura by-election

By Portia Sigauke CIVIL society organisations (CSOs) have started training human rights volunteers that will monitor by-elections for Chiwundura Constituency slated for July 15. The Zimbabwe Human Rights Association (ZimRights) and the Election Resource Centre (ERC) said the human rights volunteers would monitor the pre-election period for human rights compliance within the constituency. The Chiwundura seat fell vacant after the death of former Zanu-PF legislator …

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Open Parly ZW Election Reporting Bootcamp for Bloggers & Citizen Journalists | Apply Now

Zimbabwe is scheduled to have harmonized elections in 2018. Prior to an election, the media has the duty to ensure that the public is informed about relevant electoral matters such as the political parties, candidates, campaign issues and voting processes. Bloggers & Citizen journalists play an important role & have an obligation to ensure voters understand how to exercise their vote. We are inviting bloggers & citizen journalists …

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