WAG Ends 4-month Campaign Marking 40 Years Of Championing Women’s Rights

By Kuda Pembere The Women Action Group (WAG), an organization championing the rights of women and adolescents has ended its four-month campaign amidst calls by a cabinet minister to continue the fight against gender-based violence, while at the same time rallying for sexual reproductive health rights to mitigate child marriages and teenage marriages. Women Affairs, Community, Small and Medium Enterprises Development Minister Senator Monica Mutsvangwa  in a speech read on her behalf by the Ministry’s Permanent Secretary Dr Mavis Sibanda said these ills against women, young women and adolescent girls…

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Decentralize Cancer Screening…Fund Treatment and Care

By Fiona Tinarwo In May this year, I had an opportunity to be part of a team that facilitated a mobile outreach clinic in Chimanimani in partnership with Mutambara Mission Hospital. One of the most important service on offer was cervical cancer screening. I met a number of women from the community and had a chance to speak to them about the importance of cervical cancer screening. One lady honestly spoke about life after getting screened and being diagnosed with cervical cancer. She literally spoke about how that could be…

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Building Bridges Project Reignites Feminism Energy In Zimbabwe

THE Building Bridges  for the Feminist Movement in Zimbabwe, has awakened the urge to champion women and girls rights in more than 70,000 young and budding feminists in at least four provinces in Zimbabwe where the project is being implemented. By Michael Gwarisa   The program came at the back of indications that the women’s movement was experiencing a decline in activism, as experienced women human rights defenders (WHRD) move on and young women have not necessarily had the opportunity to gain the skills, experience, finance and capacity to push…

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WAG Takes Gender Budgeting To The Grassroots

WOMEN’S Action Group  (WAG), has commenced pre-budget consultation meetings inorder to raise awareness on the importance of mainstreaming gender budgeting in the budgeting process. By Michael Gwarisa recently in Guruve Speaking during a public expenditure feedback and budget consultation meeting held in Guruve yesterday (25/09/19), WAG Programs Officer, Fiona Tinarwo said the national budget to be presented by finance minister, Prof Mthuli Ncube in November this year should be gender responsive and also prioritise women’s needs. For us to advance Sexual Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR) for women, there is…

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