Removing Section 40 from Marriages Bill was a male agenda, says Misihairabwi-Mushonga

Proportional Representation legislator Priscilla Misihairabwi-Mushonga has told Parliament that the decision by Cabinet to scrap Section 40 from the Marriages Bill was influenced by a male agenda of not wanting to be accountable. Section 40 relates to issues of civil participation which sparked a controversial debate in the country with some section arguing that it …

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ZBC tarnishing the image of Parliament says Mamombe

Harare West legislator Joanna Mamombe has complained that state broadcaster ZBC is tarnishing the image of Parliament by focusing only on the negative activities in the House. According to Mamombe, ZBC enjoys a monopoly and has used its 8 pm news broadcast to portray Parliament in the negative light while at the same time omitting …

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Declare Women’s Day a public Holiday, says Mpariwa

Proportional Representation legislator Paurina Mpariwa has called on the government to consider declaring the International Women’s Day a public holiday, arguing that there are many gaps on the country’s public holidays calendar. Zimbabwe currently has about 12 public holidays on its calendar and these include, New year, Youth Day, Easter Holiday, Independence, Workers Day, Africa …

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Parliament is a tough place for uneducated women, say Hon. Chikuni

By Michelle Muchina Proportional Representation legislator Esther Chikuni says most women in Parliament have bright ideas but fail to bring them out due to lack of education. Women legislators have been accused of underperforming in Parliament to the extent that questions have been raised as to whether it is still justified to extend the term of …

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Women are too poor to effectively participate in politics: Chinanzvavana

By Michelle Muchina Zimbabwe Women Parliamentary Caucus secretary-general Honourable Concillia Chinanzvavana says even though women constitute the majority, and are ambitious, they are however prevented from effectively participating in politics by poverty, adding that politics requires a lot of resources. Politics in Zimbabwe normally requires people with a lot of money due to prevalent cases …

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Male MPs are abusing young girls at universities

By Staff Reporter Proportional Representation legislator Lynette Karenyi says some of the male legislators in Parliament are guilty of abusing young girls especially those in institutions of higher learning. Most students in universities who fail to secure residence at their institutions of learning end up looking for accommodation elsewhere which is often expensive and beyond …

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Male MPs are abusing young girls at universities

By Staff Reporter Proportional Representation legislator Lynette Karenyi says some of the male legislators in Parliament are guilty of abusing young girls especially those in institutions of higher learning. Most students in universities who fail to secure residence at their institutions of learning end up looking for accommodation elsewhere which is often expensive and beyond …

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Protect us from abusive Male MPs, women beg Deputy Speaker

By Staff Reporter Chirumanzu legislator Barbara Rwodzi has pleaded with the Deputy Speaker of National Assembly Tsitsi Gezi to protect female legislators from verbal gender-based violence they are getting from male legislators in the National Assembly. The verbal abuses are said to be part of the bottlenecks that have been preventing female legislators from effectively …

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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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Female MPs plead with Govt to act on maternal health crisis

By Michelle Chifamba Female legislators in Parliament have called on the government to honour its commitment towards attaining the universal goals of ending maternal deaths as well as attaining sustainable development goals in line with the SADC Protocol. The SADC Protocol on Health contains articles which are key to sexual and reproductive health. According to …

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