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The unconquered girl

After midnight I lay in my room which was adjacent to my parents’. My mother’s screams tore my little heart, I could not sleep. He roared like thunder and thrashed her. My heart bled in pain. … Read More»

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Pss! Pss! I slapped a policeman today

City flea market, Harare. Stacks of second hand clothes, and unopened bales too. We can’t afford the bales; we shuffle through the heaps of old clothes to find the cheapest. … Read More»

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UN Women Director addresses London

It was to rousing applause on Tuesday that UN Women Executive Director, Michelle Bachelet addressed a full capacity audience in Britain’s House of Commons on her first visit to the nation since her ap … Read More»

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I will help rebuild my nation-Zimbabwe

Its often been said that we have two ears so that we can listen twice as much as we from yesterday...I agree... … Read More»

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Nothing to Offer

The storm that has devastated Japan is hardly past. … Read More»

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Did I fund Organization X?

Posting this report from Organization X in Zimbabwe and asking my readers, “Would YOU fund this organization?” was … Read More»

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Honoring My Hero on International Women's Day

Newly arrived in Zimbabwe, armed with a Masters of International Development and a fairly naive view of how to help "the poor," I met Clara Dube. … Read More»

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Would YOU fund this organization?

A few years ago, when I was working with a foundation that gives grants to organizations working with children and families affected by AIDS in sub-Saharan Africa, I received a report from a Zimbab … Read More»

Community Voices

ZIMBABWE: Middle Class Women Have Needs Too

Zimbabwean writer Fungai Machirori makes the case that gender development isn't just for the poor. She challenges new UN Women executive director Michelle Bachelet to support leadership opportunities for women at all income levels. Read More »

"By nurturing positive examples of women in the developing world, we debunk negative stereotypes and give women and girls hope that they too may rise up one day to assume positions of authority."

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Confessions of a Recovering Neocolonialist

Harare, 2002. The word came. Cash is in the banks. The three colleagues I was standing near at the time and I quickly jumped in the car to get downtown to Standard Chartered as soon as possible. … Read More»

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