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Fungai Machirori's Journal

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What being a voice of the future means

As World Pulse gets ready to reveal the names of the 30 women who will take part in the coming year’s edition of the Voices of Our Future (VOF) programme, I feel it necessary to reflect on what being … Read More»

A Mother's Pulse

Just trying to fathom the immense sacrifices that my own mother has made in her life for me brings my heart to a stillness so deep that I only wish to hold her close and cry. … Read More»

The Naysayer: A short tale of a tall deed...

The naysayer in me shouted out once more. “You will never amount to anything!” … Read More»

Zimbabwe: Rebuilding the house of stone

When music legend, Bob Marley, composed the song ‘Zimbabwe’, a rousing anthem for the newly democratic African nation, he could scarcely have guessed how its lyrics would one day yield bitter sarcasm … Read More»

I WILL speak because I have a voice

The anger felt hot, like the sting of sizzling cooking oil against naked skin. Quickly, it percolated throughout me, burning my core and making me want to shout out. … Read More»

WE are UN women!

On March 8 this year, women around the world – young, old, poor, rich, literate and those barely able to recognise their own names written down – will awaken to the routine of their daily lives, littl … Read More»


I am inspired. … Read More»

We have needs too!

To the UN Women Executive Director, Michelle Bachelet, I am not rural. I am not illiterate. … Read More»

Death in three letters

S-E-X. Three simple innocent letters of the alphabet. … Read More»

Survival and Revival: The Story of Delta’s Spirit

It was on a spring day in 2004 when twenty-year-old Delta Milayo Ndou decided that her life was no longer worth living. … Read More»

Pies in the sky feed no one: an analysis of this year's 16 Days of Activism Against Gender Violence

When I first saw the theme announcement for this year’s commemorations of the 16 Days of Activism Against Gender Violence, I had to re-read the statement a few times until my disbelief finally subside … Read More»

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