"Women need to be empowered through the strongest tool - education. They don't need to be subservient to anyone, but at the same time, men must change their mindset towards women. If they are more respectful towards them, then things will change at the grassroots level. It will happen slowly, but everyone has to move together." -
O4Z on International Women's Day : #BeBoldforChange
Organizing for Zimbabwe Trust (O4Z) joins the world in commemorating the International Women’s Day. Proclaimed through the United Nations General Assembly’s resolution of 1977 the International Women’s Day is a celebration of the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. It is a collective day for global celebration and a call for gender parity.
PODCAST: International Women's Day: Its meaning and achievements thus far
March 8 is the International Women's Day, and the 2017 theme is 'Be Bold For Change'. In our podcast this week we focus on the international women's day as we speak to 2 women, Linda Masarira, a pro-democracy activist recently sentenced to 385 hours of Community Service for her activism endevours, and Onai Chita who works with young women in rural Mashonaland Central to hear what they think about Women's day and the strides the Zimbabwean government has made in addressing women issues
VIDEO:International Women's Day- and Women's struggles towards emancipation
This video is about the International Women's Day and the long women's struggle for rights. International Women's Day was proclaimed through the United Nations General Assembly resolutions of 1977 to celebrate social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. It is a collective day for global celebration and a call for gender parity.
STORIFY: Commemorating the struggle for women's rights- #BeBoldforChange
March 8 is #InternationalWomen'sDay, a day set aside to celebrate the success of women in various facets and spheres of life, while anchoring the continuing struggle for gender parity worldwide by all. This year’s (2017) commemoration is being held under the theme #BeBoldForChange. People from various parts of the world took to social media to celebrate this important day, events, discussions and different events were organised.
I was inspired to write this piece after a number of experiences I went through during some interviews I attended. I was previously employed as a senior manager in a listed entity. However, due to changes in management and the organisation’s culture, I decided to make a move and search for a company that is aligned to my career goals.
Why Government Should Prioritise Funding Education
By Karen Mangwiro
Education is fundamental to development and growth of every nation and no country can progress if its population is illiterate. The knowledge and skills that children and youth acquire today through their daily school attendance will drive their employability, productivity, health, and well-being and ensure that their communities and nations thrive. Thus, the impact of investing in education is profound as in, among other issues, improving health, promoting gender equality and reducing poverty.
Statecrafting Public Institutions for Economic Transformation: Some Basic Observations
By Tamuka C. Chirimambowa & Tinashe L Chimedza*.
In a Monetary Policy Statement delivered on the 27th of February 2017 by the Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe (RBZ), the Governor revealed the extend of Zimbabwe’s economic stagnation. The RBZ revealed some shocking figures for 2016: that the diaspora and other international remittances declined by a whopping 17.9%; foreign direct investment declined in 2015; exports declined by 6.9%; economic growth was a pitiful 0.7% and projected to be a miserly 1,2 % in 2017.
Ingalozomusa is a registered Private Voluntary Organisation (PVO: 01/06) founded in 2013 as a response to the great need of caring and supporting orphans and other vulnerable children in and around Gwanda.
A prominent thread in the conversation about Africa’s development since the end of the Cold War has been the need for good governance. The continent’s resource and economic constraints have posed serious problems but a consensus has emerged that Africa’s success would hinge on getting its policies, institutions and public administration in order. This need for good governance was underscored by the tide of democratisation in the 1990s.
Promoting peace and political tolerance through sport
Wedza Residents Development Initiative Trust (WEDRIT), a community organisation based in Mashonaland East recently held a Sports for Peace Tournament at Chigwedere Primary School in Wedza to encourage co-existence and tolerance in the district ahead of the 2018 harmonized elections.
Opportunity!! Be part of the 2017 Homeless World Cup, Oslo
Selecting Team Zimbabwe
The Zimbabwean team is selected from marginalized communities of those living in squalid conditions lacking the basic amenities for social or standard human habitation. People from these habitations are invited to a selection tournament. At the venue they are asked for their teams that will compete to give the selectors an opportunity to pick the best.
Eight players are selected for one single team. For the 2017 selection players will be selected through a national selection Tournament which will be held in Harare. Teams will be invited from all ten provinces of Zimbabwe. Participants from the communities will battle it out for a place to represent Team Zimbabwe in Oslo.
The VMCZ is accepting entries for the inaugural Investigative Journalism Awards. The IJ Award seeks to honour ethical, investigative stories that demonstrate public interest, impact and public benefit.
The award is focused on works that report cases of corruption, social service delivery and social justice, human rights abuses, and regulatory failures. Categories for this year’s edition are print, online, television and radio.
Professional and freelance journalists or teams of journalists are eligible to apply for the inaugural Investigative Journalism Awards 2017.
Call for Applications European Master’s Programme in Human Rights & Democratisation 2017/2018
Admissions to the 2017/2018 edition of the European Master’s Programme in Human Rights and Democratisation (E.MA) are open. The deadline for applications is 15 March 2017. E.MA was created thanks to the support of the European Interuniversity Centre for Human Rights and Democratisation (EIUC) and 41 participating universities from all member states of the European Union.
MA in Sport & Olympic Studies at the Tsukuba International Academy of Sport Science (full scholarships available)
Dear O4Z friends and colleagues:
Please find below information about a great MA in Sport and Olympic Studies opportunity at the Tsukuba International Academy of Sport Science, the academic arm of Sport for Tomorrow – a Tokyo 2020 Legacy Project .
Call for Entries, If I were… Global Youth Video/Photo Contest, UNESCO
What would your life be like if you were somebody else? Have you ever imagined stepping into someone else’s shoes? What if that person was living next door? How would you feel? How would you react to a given situation?
Through this contest, you can choose who you would like to be: you can choose to be anyone from your prime minister to your next door baker, and this only with a simple camera.