One Billion Rising is a campaign that takes its name from the fact that one in every three women will be raped or beaten in her lifetime. The global campaign, commemorated on February 14th, aims to get at least one billion supporters worldwide to rise up to demand an end to violence against women. As part of this initiative Violet Gonda brings you a panel discussion on the Hot Seat programme, to discuss the plight of women in Zimbabwe. Are some women’s groups exaggerating violence reports to get donor funding and why are women failing to speak with one voice in Zimbabwe. These are some of the issues discussed with Deputy Minister of Women’s Affairs Jessie Majome, media consultant Grace Mutandwa and gender activist Betty Makoni.
Archive for February 14th, 2013
SW Radio Africa News Stories for Thursday 14th February 2013
SW Radio Africa News Headlines Thursday 14th February 2013
Mbuya says whenever elections are announced in Zim people like NCA President Madhuku start talking about the constitution. But when elections are over he becomes silent; while Sittek says its unfortunate that a country blessed with so many natural resources and the potential to have a booming economy is run by evil, greedy and corrupt ZANU PF officials; and Chikurubi says there is no way elections should be allowed to happen this year, because no reforms have been made and the road map is not in place.
Dr. Stan Mukasa analyzes Mugabe’s chaotic and illegal land reform, in a rejoinder to a recent book declaring the land reform a success.