Historically, young people are known of their energy and vibrancy in confronting situations and their power is acknowledged both locally and internationally. No wonder, this year’s African Union 2017 Day of the African Child theme focused mainly on harnessing the youth demographic dividend towards inclusive growth and development of Africa.
Zimbabwe's new President Emmerson Mnangagwa who recently took power from Robert Mugabe has become the face of hope for most Zimbabweans. Having ruled Zimbabwe for almost four decades, Mugabe has brought nothing but plunder, corruption, misery and poverty in Zimbabwe.
Said to have the highest youth unemployment in southern Africa, Zimbabwe is one of the struggling economies in the world. According to unofficial statistics only 480 000 people were formally employed, down from 3, 6 million in 2003. Young people can’t find jobs and as a result have taken drugs as a pastime
The demise of Robert Mugabe from his position as president emerged as a democratic lesson for young people in Zimbabwe.
Organizing for Zimbabwe Trust joins the rest of the world in commemorating the 16 Days of Activism against Gender Based Violence. Commemorated under two different themes, ‘Leave No One behind: End Violence against Women and Girls’ and ‘Together we can end GBV in Education’, this year’s celebrations came at a time the world is fighting for women rights. Violence against women and girls is one of the most widespread, negatively persistent and degrading deprivation of human dignity and the right live a descent life.
Parliamentarians from both the ruling party Zanu Pf and the opposition parties welcomed the resent political developments that saw the former President Robert Mugabe resigning after 37 years of ruling and Emmerson Mnangagwa taking over as President. Organizing for Zimbabwe Trust spoke to members of parliament to hear their views on the new political order. These were their reactions:
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