By Eurita Nyamanhare (PhD) “School-related gender-based violence (SRGBV) is a violation of human rights and a significant impediment to girls’ school attendance and achievement,” declares UNGEI (2014: 13). Whilst schools were meant to be “safe havens for children where they are supported and nurtured, where their minds are expanded and their passions ignited,” in many … More PREVALENCE OF SCHOOL-RELATED GENDER-BASED-VIOLENCE (SRGBV) IN MARGINALISED RURAL COMMUNITIES OF BINGA DISTRICT, ZIMBABWE
16 Days of Activism to end Gender Based Violence (GBV) is an international movement to raise awareness about, and take action against, gender-based violence. The United Nations Girls Education Initiative’s (UNGEI) aim for the campaign this year is to increase awareness and focus on the importance of engaging men and boys in efforts to tackle … More Hatichada kukuona zvakare male silence on SRGBV
Last Friday the Forum for African Women Educationalists Zimbabwe Chapter (FAWEZI) Alumni in partnership with the Girl Guide Association of Zimbabwe (GGAZ) celebrated the International Day of the Girl Child (IDCG) at Cleveland Dam Recreational Park. The day was filled presentations from the different categories from the GGAZ –Sunbeams, Brownies and Guiders and also from … More FAWEZI Alumni and GGAZ jointly celebrate International Day of the Girl Child 2018.
On the 18th of October 2018, the Forum for African Women Educationalists –Zimbabwe Chapter (FAWEZI) with support from HERVoice Fund held a meeting with girls and young women from Mabvuku to discuss issues on Sexual and Reproductive Health Rights (SRHR), HIV/AIDS and also get a view of their understanding on policies that affect their health. … More Amplifying the voice of girls and young women in HIV/AIDS and SRHR issues.
The Forum for African Women Educationalists- Zimbabwe – Chapter (FAWEZI) is running another Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) competition in 6 of its project schools in the Epworth – Mabvuku – Tafara District. This time the organisation is seeking to award 10 outstanding articles on future promises of STEM in their communities. We are … More ‘The next big thing in STEM’ Essay competition.
Women and girls make up a very vital part of our economic, social and political lives, but due to discrimination against them, their potentials and full capacities are never fully utilized especially in developing countries particularly in sub-Saharan Africa. Women and girls worldwide often live disadvantaged lives as there is a continuous existence of a … More TOWARDS DEALING WITH SCHOOL RELATED GENDER BASED VIOLENCE.
Children are the torch bearers of the future on the continent and therefore it is vital to groom them whilst young for this great responsibility.There are classes and so many differences between children on the continent emanating from the type of education received, religious beliefs, political orientation, economic factors, race and gender affecting the well-being, … More ‘Leave no child behind for Africa’s development’.
The Forum for African Woman Educationalists –Zimbabwe chapter (FAWEZI) yesterday (12 June 2018) attended the launched the Zimbabwean School Health Policy at Blakiston Primary School in Harare .This policy comes as a means to endorse positive health factors and alleviate health risks among learners. The school health policy was conjointly developed by the Ministries of … More FAWEZI attends ZIM School Health Policy launch.
Many times I have watched women following careers they did not initially train for. Colleagues who are graduates in Industrial Psychology and Secretarial studies have become expert bankers, graduate scientists have joined the insurance industry, a technical graphics teacher is running a successful Non-Governmental Organisation: the list is endless. Today’s successful farmers are coming from … More Step up on career guidance in schools
As a representative from #faweziAlumni ,a network of young men and women who are eager to see gender disparities in education reduced , I would not have missed out on such an opportunity- to meet our President, Emmerson Mnangagwa and particularly hear his responses to ‘women’s issues’. I just had to be there paying attention … More WOMEN’S CONVERSATION WITH ZIM. PRESIDENT –ECHOES FROM A YOUNG LADY.