Read more: Zimbabwe: the social hazards of stereotypes
Almost four decades into independence, Zimbabwe remains a source of social intolerance and a minefield of stereotypes – a significant first sign of an inadequate education system. Poor education founded on stereotypes breeds and maintains ignorance and arrogant impatience, whereas deep and broad education is the stable base for humility.
Read more: Black Zimbabweans’ exaggerated perception of the English language
There is ongoing debate among migrant African parents in the UK, USA, Australia, New Zealand, Canada, etc. regarding the use of the English language as a primary means of communication instead of individuals’ indigenous languages at home. The question is whether the use of more than one language has a negative impact in the child’s wider communication […]
Read more: Part Three: Explaining Zimbabwean women’s low social status
I believe the status quo can be changed and the drivers of that change are none other than women themselves. Notwithstanding the obvious male dominance in society some women have, for years now, been working hard to redress the anomaly. There is a massive women’s lobby in Zimbabwe fighting for the emancipation of women but […]
Read more: Part Two: Explaining Zimbabwean women’s low social status
Less educated girls grow into less skilled women, who are poorly paid and economically dependent wives who are often functionally illiterate therefore dependent on their husbands for even menial tasks such as opening a bank account, if they are lucky to have one. This socioeconomic dependence makes women vulnerable to male control as it allows […]
Read more: Part One: Explaining Zimbabwean women’s low social status
There is no greater betrayal than that of Zimbabwean women by the political elite; the 1980 independence was supposed to usher in a new socioeconomic dispensation for all Zimbabweans but, what is there for women to celebrate? How independent economically, politically and socially are women today?