The 21st century saw a rise in the number of feminism institutions and a multiple of treaties on women’s rights and gender equality has been signed. With the erection of such institutions the lives of women have improved in a commendable way.
1. The constitution can still be salvaged. 2.President Mugabe must resign. 3. An acting president must be appointed from Zanu PF in terms of constitution's 6th schedule (sunset clauses) . 4. Civilian government is then restored with urgency. (my own thoughts)
The battle for the soul of ZANU PF and succession of President Mugabe had been a tumultuous game that has in the past four decades claimed the scalps of veteran nationalists. From 1976, after the toppling of Ndabaningi Sithole, the leader of ZANU, Mugabe has out manoeuvred any potential or aspiring successors to remain the soul of ZANU PF and at the same time its life leader.
In the last blog I looked at what young people aged 16-18, studying at three schools in land reform areas in Zimbabwe, imagined they would be doing in 20 years. This blog focuses on their perceptions of constraints to getting there. Many of these constraints relate to ‘governance’.
Education is critical to achieving equality for girls, yet they continue to have limited access to school due to restricted movement, cultural barriers, shortages of female teachers and poor facilities, especially in rural areas. Previous research by various scholars has revealed that instead of playing games and learning time tables at school, these unlucky girls lose their childhood and sometimes their lives.