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Child marriages on the increase in Lupanda

LUPANDA villagers in Lupane district have expressed concern over the increase of child marriages in their area and have attributed the trend to high levels of poverty. Where poverty is acute, families and sometimes girls themselves believe that marriage will be a solution to secure ...

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SRC launch bid to end child sexual exploitation

A RIGHTS lobby organisation, Sexual Rights Centre (SRC) has launched a campaign against sexual exploitation of young persons engaging in the trade of sex in Bulawayo aimed at bridging the gaps in the HIV, health and legal rights response for youths. SRC programmes manager Nombulelo ...

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Discrimination of women with disability is a colourless sin

Although progress is being made in recognising equality of women and people with disabilities, the issue of women with disabilities has been rather salient only from a number of activists and civic groups both in national and international discourses. With such societal and structural limitations ...

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Devolution plastered all over Robert Mugabe Way

Lulu Brenda Harris and Makhosi Sibanda RESIDENTS today woke up to see that Robert Mugabe Way street in Bulawayo had been plastered with Devolution Way signs, a brazen act that took most people by surprise. Almost the whole part of Robert Mugabe Way was changed ...

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NANGO castigates ZRP over Burombo brutality

NATIONAL Association of Non-Governmental Organisations (NANGO) has denounced use of excessive force, harassment, torture, brutal attacks on unarmed civilians by police, saying the police must protect lives and property and abuse their powers. There were reported cases of police brutality in Burombo Hostels in Nguboyenja, ...

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Byo says “NO to Kasukuwere Bill”

BULAWAYO residents resoundingly and unanimously rejected the Local Government Laws Amendment Bill tabled by the Parliamentary Portfolio Committee on Local Government in Nkulumane Wednesday saying more priority should be towards implementing Devolution of Power as spelt in Zimbabwe’s Constitution. This is not the first time ...

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Lobbyists demand 10 key components in devolution of power

DEVOLUTION of power lobbyists have set out 10 key components of the constitutional clause which they are going to push government to include in the Devolution Act to be put in place by Parliament. In a statement, the lobbyists, which call themselves Team Devolution said ...

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Women demand political empowerment

By Senzeni NcubeĀ  WOMEN in the country’s 10 provinces have encouraged policy makers to implement provisions in the new constitution to ensure young women become political leaders in society. Speaking during a Women, Money and Politics at a Bulawayo hotel a leading activist and feminist, ...

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Tsholotsho primary schools benefit from community initiatives

By Lungile Ngwenya VILLAGERS in Tsholotsho North have welcomed two initiatives from well-wishers that have seen the construction of two new classroom blocks each at Mpindo and Gwayi Primary Schools. The development is expected to go long way in improving learning standards at the two ...

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More reform needed on education

POLICY analysts say more reforms remain necessary when it comes to people living with disabilities in relation to inclusive education as latest figures show that one in every three disabled children is out of school. In an interview, Public Policy Research Institute of Zimbabwe (PPRIZ) ...

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