A well-loved statistic is that Zimbabwe has the highest literacy rate in Africa. It sits loftily at 97%. So proud are we of this that it’s … Continue reading Oh Zimbabwe, education is more than just being able to read
Getting widowed in Zimbabwe is life altering, not just the trauma of losing a spouse, but the treatment from those still alive that comes with it. … Continue reading Until your death do me apart: The widow’s lament
Original post: ‘We had no other choice’ – rape culture & sexual exploitation of girls On 6th September, StarFM’s show Pane Nyaya hosted two children who spoke about being forced into prostitution in Harare. One was 9, the other 13. The interview, painful to listen … Continue reading ‘We had no other choice’ – rape culture & sexual exploitation of girls
The 16th of June is the International Day of the African Child, we are joined this week by Eku McGred who kindly shared his poem, ‘African Child’ … Continue reading African Child
When I was in law school, we debated the acceptability or otherwise of corporal punishment and I recall students from Zimbabwe, Kenya and Zambia voicing their support. The South African students were mortified. Further discussions with peers from countries where … Continue reading Spare the rod and spoil the child…or is it?
I used to laugh at how people speak English. I laughed because they could not pronounce English words according to how I thought they should be pronounced. Now, for me, it no longer matters how people pronounce words (even though … Continue reading In the grips of English: The language conundrum
Last week Johannes Tomana, Prosecutor General in the Ministry of Justice, Legal and Parliamentary Affairs in the Republic of Zimbabwe, declared in an interview with the Chronicle newspaper, that 12 year old girls should be allowed to have sex and … Continue reading Leadership, not the law, continues to fail girls