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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»

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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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Churches must stand firm against Gender Based Violence

BULAWAYO, ZIMBABWE: Churches are an important agent in the socialization process, helping young and old people to be self aware, knowledgeable and skilled to deal with various issues and chall … Read More»

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Changing the system…from the ground up

"‘The system’ whereby foreign donors give handouts, and not sustainable initiatives that are drawn from the needs of the communities, is a problem.” ~R.M., Zimbabwe … Read More»

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Violence Against Women swept under the carpet

I have just recieved an email from a collegue in Zimbabwe. She writes: … Read More»

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Violence Against Women swept under the carpet

I have just recieved an email from a collegue in Zimbabwe. She writes: … Read More»

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The myriad challenges of Zimbabwe’s response to rape

Imagine spending a weekend in a hospital casualty department just after enduring a brutal rape - traumatised and inconsolable, you are unable - for two whole days - to wash away the mess of blood, tis … Read More»

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The Uncertainty of Hope: A book that reminds us who women are in Zimbabwe

I don’t usually read a book and feel compelled to write about it. But in the case of Valerie Tagwira’s splendid novel, ‘The Uncertainty of Hope’, I simply must. … Read More»

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Connect Women: Break the Isolation

2010 VOF Week 1 Connect Women: Break the Isolation … Read More»

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