Joint Press Statement on the International Women’s Day

Women’s Action Group (WAG) joins the rest of the world in commemorating the International Women’s Day on the 8th of March 2024. The International Women’s Day (IWD) is the annual day for celebrating the achievements and progress made towards gender equality, while also recognising the work that still needs to be done to ensure the rights of women in all spheres of life. This year’s theme, “Invest in Women: Accelerate progress”, puts emphasis on the importance of empowering women as key to advancing societies and economies globally. One fundamental aspect…

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WAG Launches Four Months Long Campaign To Mark 40th Anniversary

The Women’s Action Group (WAG) this year celebrates 40 years of championing the feminist movement in Zimbabwe in their quest to advance women’s rights and end abuse of women and girls in all spheres. By Ntokozo Gudu To celebrate the four decades WAG launched a four-month campaign with this year’s celebrations themed “WAG@40: We move on”. Speaking at the launch of the campaign on Wednesday, WAG executive director Mrs Edinah Masiyiwa said they will continue to fight for the uplifting and respect of a woman’s dignity. The formation of WAG…

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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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Lockdown Sees Spike In Unsafe Abortions In Guruve

RECURRING COVID-19 lockdown measures and a prolonged period outside learning institutions has resulted in increased Early Unintended Pregnancies (EUPs) in young adolescent girls, leading to a record spike in unsafe abortions amongst the 12- to 24-year-old age groups in Guruve, Mashonaland Central. By Michael Gwarisa recently in Guruve In Zimbabwe, abortion or termination of pregnancy is only permissible if the pregnancy poses a risk or threat to the life and health of the mother and child and also if the pregnancy is as a result of rape or incest. However,…

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