Miriam Madziwa

http://www.pambazuka.org/images/articles/378/48557woman.jpgIn addition to the psychological trauma of sexual violence, Miriam Madziwa argues that the violence is likely to have an adverse effect on women's participation in politics into the future.

There is haunting weariness in Precious Zhove's eyes as she recounts events leading to her fleeing her home i...read more

Miriam Madziwa writes that each time the Zimbabwe dollar tumbles, women's survival chances take a corresponding knock, as it means more sexual favours to seal deals with men, who by virtue of their jobs or connections are able to make or break women's survival attempts

With her unkempt hair tucked into a woolen hat, a faded T-shirt, skirt and a pair of torn canvas shoes, Nokhuthula Tshuma* does not fit the stereotypical profile of a commercial sex worker. As an informal trader earnin...read more

Love. That’s the key ingredient of a Women of Zimbabwe Arise (WOZA) strategy to unseat the Mugabe regime. Miriam Madziwa reports.

Women in Zimbabwe are taking to the streets to show their frustration with poor governance, lack of basic social services, and unprecedented increases in the cost of education. In the process, police have arrested nearly 1000 women members of the pressure group Women of Zimbabwe Arise (WOZA), for their attempts to hold their leaders accountable.

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Indeed the white space got to me. Here I was anxiously logging in at an Internet Cafe to get my weekly instalment of Pambazuka News. It was there in the inbox! I read the letter and then came to the white space. It made me realise that even though I cannot at the moment contribute financially, the least I can do is say "Thank you". So, I am saying thank-you, ndatenda, siyabonga to the Pambazuka team for the weekly updates. They say you don't know what you have until its gone! At least ne...read more