Legalise safe abortions – Honourable Labode

Own correspondent. Parliamentary Portfolio Committee on Health and Child Care chairperson Dr Ruth Labode has called for the legalising of safe abortion in-light of the high numbers of maternal deaths in the country where 16% are caused by unsafe abortions. Addressing delegates at an HIV/AIDS advocacy workshop in Gweru held recently, Dr Labode said it was a fact that adolescent girls where indulging in unprotected …

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Legalise safe abortions – Honourable Labode

Own correspondent. Parliamentary Portfolio Committee on Health and Child Care chairperson Dr Ruth Labode has called for the legalising of safe abortion in-light of the high numbers of maternal deaths in the country where 16% are caused by unsafe abortions. Addressing delegates at an HIV/AIDS advocacy workshop in Gweru held recently, Dr Labode said it was a fact that adolescent girls where indulging in unprotected …

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UN committed to help Zim achieve its SDGs

By Nkanyiso Ncube UNITED Nations (UN) says it is committed to help Parliament of Zimbabwe achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by engaging legislators on various initiatives. The SDGs, are a universal call to action to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure that all people enjoy peace and prosperity. These 17 Goals build on the successes of the Millennium Development Goals, while including new …

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First constitutional amendment on the cards, as second reading of bill takes place.

By Buhle Tshavango Despite reservations by some members of Parliament regarding the amendment of the new constitution, arguing that it was too early, Vice President Mnangagwa has said four years is enough time and the first constitutional amendment will carry on. Vice President and Minister of Justice, Legal and Parliamentary affairs Hon Mnangagwa yesterday made the second reading of the Constitution of Zimbabwe Amendment Bill …

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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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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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Youths unite in fighting for a better Zimbabwe

Watmore Makokoba Youths organisations under the banner of Crisis in Zimbabwe Coalition (CiZC) have taken bold steps to liberate themselves from the current deepening socio-economic and political dispensation amid wide concerns over negligence and alienation from the current political leadership. Closing the curtain down of a youth’s convention in Harare organised today by CiZC, representatives from various organisations across the country agreed to work together in …

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ZEC incapacitated to run a free and fair election – Simba Makoni

By Buhle Tshavango Founder and president of Mavambo/Kusile/Dawn (MKD) party Dr Simba Makoni has come out saying the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission  (ZEC) is incapable of running a free and fair election with the way it is currently operating in the country. Dr Makoni’s expressed his sentiments ahead of the 2018 harmonised elections that are happening against a background of voter apathy culminating from lack of electoral …

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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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