Themes Archives: Women's Rights

Girls’ access to education: a threatened right

Paper presented by the Zimbabwe Human Rights NGO Forum during the Women Forum Panel  “Giving girls the education they deserve “, on 29 November, 2014 during the 28th SESSION of the Africa, Caribbean, Pacific (ACP) EU Joint Parliamentary Assembly, Strasbourg (France).The paper, which coincides with the 16 days of activism against gender-based violence discusses  general threats [...]

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ZWLA & ICJ Conference 13-14 November 2014

ZWLA and the ICJ will host an unprecedented National Women Lawyers Conference on the13th and 14th November 2014 as per the attached concept.  If you wish to present a paper relating to any of the listed topics for objective 2, you must submit your abstract by 6 October 2014 and full papers must be submitted by 17 October 2014. [...]

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ZLHR’s Analysis of the draft Gender Commission Bill

The Zimbabwe Lawyers for Human Rights (ZLHR) believes that the establishments of the Gender Commission will be
a welcome and long overdue development as it has the potential to
significantly and positively impact the lives of the people in this
country, in particular women and girls. However, ZLHR is very
disappointed with the gazetted draft Zimbabwe Gender Commission Bill,
and [...]

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Alert: WOZA arrests 29 November 2013

As the country commemorates 16 days of activism against gender based violence against women, Jenni Williams, one of the leading advocates of women’s rights has just been arrested in Bulawayo. Jenni Williams and 4 other Women of Zimbabwe Arise (WOZA) members were arrested at the Drew hall in Bulawayo while 40 others were arrested at [...]

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