Gango Weekly | 24 Nov 16

As we enter the #16DaysOfActivism, we feature a number of issues and opportunities on #GBV, Including interesting views on Lobola
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Quotable Quote
“Street harassment, sexual violence, sexual harassment, gender-based violence and racism, are all acts committed by a person who in fact has no self respect.”  Miya Yamanouchi

16 Days of What?

On 25 November, the world will begin commemorating the 2016 edition of the 16 Days of Activism against Gender Based Violence (GBV). The 16 Days begin on 25 November as the world marks the International Day of the Elimination of Violence against Women, and end on 10 December with the observance of the International Human Rights Day. The 16 Days are ideally meant to be a period to galvanise various actions in ending all forms of violence against women and girls across the globe. The 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence Campaign originated from the first Women's Global Leadership Institute coordinated by the Centre for Women's Global Leadership in 1991.

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The Work of CSOs in Zimbabwe: Regime Change or National Development?
Civil Society activists in Zimbabwe speak about how Civil Society Organisations and government ought to work together to drive community and national development. This is contrary to the perceptions that CSOs are regime change agents and fronts of the western countries.
CSOs work regime change or development
Is Lobola about the commodification of women or strengthening families' relationships
In this audio file, we gather views from men and women on what they think about 'Lobola', is it a good cultural practice that seeks to strengthen relationship between the two recently united familes, or does it add to the debate on commodification of women? Hear the views for yourselves, including a legal perspective


Africa In Focus

Central African Republic: Child Marriage Threatens Future of Young Refugees in Cameroon

Gado-Badzere— For refugee girls from Central African Republic, hospitality in Cameroon comes at a price

Alone, hungry and traumatized having watched her parents die in war-torn Central African Republic, 14-year-old Koulsoumi believed the worst was behind her when she was taken in by a family in Cameroon after fleeing across the border last year.

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Eye Opening Experience at Policy Alternative on Youth Development Workshop

By Nyasha Mushaike

The greatest speeches, conferences, or workshops leave you with more questions than answers. These are not the kind of questions that confuse you; they challenge you to do better, to BE better. Such was the workshop hosted by Organizing for Zimbabwe Trust on the 11th and 12th of November 2016.

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New Economic Thoughts: Zimbabwe, Africa and the World

Consequences of Zimbabwe’s narrow economic modeling

The dominant and most common thesis on the Zimbabwean economy is that it has crumbled as signified by a formal unemployment rate of over 80% and a biting liquidity crunch. In the same extreme, there is a statistic that the average beef consumption per capita is 4kgs per year. On the other hand, the continued life as usual situation in Zimbabwe suggests either the presence of other survival means (kiya-kiya) or a rare miracle where 80% of that country’s employable population survives, like birds, by the mercies of God.
This paper argues that debate on Zimbabwe’s economy is narrow and unreliable as it is based on one pillar of the whole economy. The description and definition of this economy is the point of departure.

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Community Based Organization Profile


All About Love Trust Zimbabwe was founded in October 2009 and registered as a Trust (Reg: MA 218/2010) in response to the plight of children at risk in the country. Zimbabwe like the rest of sub-Saharan Africa is at present is in the full brunt of an HIV and AIDS epidemic. With 1 in 4 of its adult population positive, and with 2,6 million people living with HIV out of a total population of 13 million, makes us a country with serious problem. As a result, the Trust based in the Midlands area of Zimbabwe is committed to a social innovation project in which it’s creating a platform that includes business information management systems and business intelligence tools, in order to scale present levels of care.

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STORIFY: Thinking of 'Lobola' as we commemorate 16 Days of Activism against Gender Based Violence.

'Lobola', should the practice be maintained or discarded? Isn't it a form of enslaving women to men, or a way of objectifying women? Where does gender based violence fit in? Check...................

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The incumbent is responsible for responding to Request for Proposals (RFPs), and administrative tasks associated with the proposal process, and ensuring that all proposals meet the high standards of quality. Also:

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PROJECT COORDINATOR (Pfizer Life Course Immunization Grant)

PROJECT COORDINATOR (Pfizer Life Course Immunization Grant)


Application Deadline Date: 29-Nov-16


The Project Coordinator will ensure overall programmatic and financial accountability for the project, focal point person for key stakeholders at National and district level. Provide leadership to district personnel, support and facilitate planning, designing and implementation of life course immunization programme for the marginalised populations in Gokwe in liaison with the Ministry of Health and Child Care and the Expanded Programme for Immunisation (EPI) Technical Working Group.

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Application Deadline Date: 29-Nov-16


To provide field leadership, support and facilitate planning, designing and implementation of life course immunization programme for the marginalised populations in Gokwe with a major emphasis on community organization, participation, education in liaison with key stakeholders in line with WVI policies and philosophy.

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Country Director: Child Resource Institute Zimbabwe (CRIZ)

Location: Harare
Job Summary
Chief representative for CRIZ and ICRI International, improve programs for children and families, and manage staff and reports

Child Resource Institute Zimbabwe (CRIZ)
Position: Country Director
Location: Harare, Zimbabwe
Reporting to: International Child Resource Institute Headquarters (ICRI) and CRIZ Zimbabwe Board of Directors

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Data Entry Clerk x 10

Population Services International Zimbabwe (PSI/Z) is a leading global health organization with programs targeting HIV and reproductive health, malaria and child survival. Working in partnership within the public and private sectors, and harnessing the power of the markets, PSI provides life-saving products, clinical services and behavior change communications that empower the world’s most vulnerable populations to lead healthier lives. PSI/Z seeks qualified candidates to fill the positions below:

Data Entry Clerk x 10,

Makoni, Chipinge, Gweru, Bulawayo, Mutare, Harare

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African Democracy Forum (ADF) is pleased to invite you to the live twitter chat that will be held on Friday 25th November 2016 from 0900 - 1100 GMT. Join the conversation by tagging @AfriDemocracy using the hashtag #AfricaElectionReview and have your say on elections within our continent. We would appreciate your insights on the questions raised below and look forward to a fruitful discussion on the same.

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UNESCO Notice of Funding Opportunity

The U.S. Mission to UNESCO (USUNESCO) announces the Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) for a new program to design and administer a three-year grants program aimed at identifying, developing, and expanding the most promising grassroots-led initiatives in Africa to help address the persistent gender gap in science, technology, engineering, arts/design, and math (STEAM) fields. The targeted African countries include Zimbabwe. This program aims to make progress toward eventually achieving gender parity in STEAM-related fields so that more African women and girls are empowered by the socioeconomic benefits derived from acquiring expertise in these fields and so that more women and girls contribute to innovation by creating, rather than just using, technology. For more info:

University of Toronto MasterCard Foundation Scholars Program 2017/2018 for students from Sub-Saharan Africa to study in Canada (Fully Funded). 
 Are you a student from Sub-Saharan Africa who has demonstrated academic talent and a personal commitment to giving back to your country, but you face significant economic barriers to higher education? If so, we invite you to apply to the MasterCard Foundation Scholars Program. Apply here

Facebook Emerging Scholar Programme 2017 for PhD Students from Emerging Regions (Funded)
The Emerging Scholar Award is part of Facebook’s ongoing commitment to identifying promising doctoral students and supporting them and their research throughout their careers. The Award is designed to specifically support talented students from underrepresented minority groups and encourage them to continue their PhD studies, pursue innovative research, and engage with the broader research community. More info

CANVASSITY Pan African Youth Democracy Fellowship 2017 is a dynamic innovative youth and governance program designed to improve the capacity of young people to effectively engage elected representatives and government institutions to become more accountable, efficient and to deliver impactful governance to citizens. The program shall require participants to participate in two semesters of five-day workshops, step down activities in their communities, engagement with elected representatives and government institutions, learning visit to Ethiopia to engage with the AU/regional institutions and showcasing their projects at the CANVASSITY Democracy Exhibition among others. It’s an intense and demanding program designed for youth who have a conviction that we can make democracy and governance work in Africa!
Join 50 audacious youth from 15 African countries on a quest to learn how to promote accountable, efficient and impactful governance in Africa through CANVASSITY Pan African Youth Democracy Fellowship 2017, Season 2.

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