Gender equality benefits everyone

There is no denying that as a society, Mthwakazi is heavily disadvantaged by the tribalism of the current Zimbabwe regime, but it is equally true that gender is probably the most restricting force in Mthwakazi life. Our fight for freedom must go in tandem with the fight to secure freedom for Mthwakazi women.

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Increasing women participation in pro-Mthwakazi politics

Goal 16 of the Sustainable Development Goals is to ‘promote peaceful and inclusive societies for sustainable development’. And we recognise in Mthwakazi that a key component of an inclusive society is active participation by women in political processes. We believe that the equitable participation of women in politics and government is essential to building andContinue reading “Increasing women participation in pro-Mthwakazi politics”

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Zimbabwean independence and women

The 34 years of Zimbabwean independence has brought little reason for women to celebrate. The pertaining socio-political conditions are abnormal; they render women’s status no different from the mid 20th Century; Zimbabwean women remain severely under-represented in positions of power.   The status quo has to be confronted head on; there is no justifiable reason whyContinue reading “Zimbabwean independence and women”

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Gender equality is not optional but a right

It is an irony that a continent worst affected by and well aware of the impact of oppression of humans by other humans continues to drag its feet when it comes to the freedoms of a large section of its population. In virtually all of Africa, except for Rwanda, we still witness men’s active, deliberate andContinue reading “Gender equality is not optional but a right”

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A call for Mthwakazi nationalists to address gender (in)equality

The objectification of women continues to define and blight the human social landscape. As an interested male observer, I have been both appalled and embarrassed by the general treatment of Julia Eileen Gillard, the Australian Prime Minister until her recent ouster by Kevin Rudd. Be it the opposition menu, the infamous ‘Julia Gillard Kentucky FriedContinue reading “A call for Mthwakazi nationalists to address gender (in)equality”

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Legislation does not create homosexuality

The Zimbabwean anti-gay lobby is active and unrelenting in its attempts to smoother any discussion of gay rights. If the self-appointed moral standards bearers are to be believed, homosexuality is not African; rather, it is an ungodly, abhorrent behaviour that has no place among black African society. What race, nationality or religion is homosexuality then?

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