Women & Legal

There are multiple proposed laws and judicial judgments that impact access to justice for women in Zimbabwe. Under Women & Legal these frameworks are scrutinized from a feminist perspective in order to raise awareness, encourage citizens to make submissions to parliament and ensure more informative approaches with the law.

April 15, 2020

ANOTHER WORD FOR PREDATOR PART II: WALTER MAGAYA V ZIMBABWE GENDER COMMISSION

Over the last couple of years Prophet Walter Magaya, the leader Prophetic Healing and Deliverance Ministries, one of the biggest congregations...

April 7, 2020

Why the Law Has Failed to End Child Marriage in Zimbabwe

In 2013 Zimbabwe adopted the amended Constitution. While this is a part of welcomed law reform the problem was that various...

February 20, 2020

S V MAREYA & THE STATE’S VIOLENCE AGAINST CHILDREN

The duty to protect children is not however that of the courts alone. Gross negligence on the part of the Zimbabwe Republic Police and government health professionals costs women and children their lives and dignity everyday.

January 31, 2020

Another Woman Ignored, More Precedent Set : The Injustice in S v Pamuchigere.

On the 7th of November 2019 Livieson Pamuchigere was released on bail for RTGS300 (the equivalent today of $13 United Stated...

December 10, 2019

A Feminist Approach to Property Sharing: Why Zimbabwean women should read the Mhora Judgement.

In 1970, Emmaculate Mhora, a woman now aged 65 moved in with Govati Mhora. In 1971 they were customarily married under...

November 18, 2019

Zimbabwean Transgender Women can Claim Right to Spaces.

In January 2014  Rikki Nathanson, a trans-gender woman was arrested in the city of Bulawayo, after using the ladies bathroom. She...

June 4, 2019

Zimbabwe’s New Marriage Bill : A Cutthroat Approach

On the 9th of May 2019, the President’s cabinet approved the Marriages Amendment Bill. The Bill will repeal and replace the...

April 26, 2019

unchained prisoners: WHAT DOES THE NEW POSA BILL MEAN FOR ZIMBABWE?

Over the past couple of days, the Zimbabwean legislature has been making some great changes, very quietly, drawing as little attention...

April 17, 2019

Forced Sex and Slavery :The Law on Human Trafficking in Zimbabwe

Human trafficking has been defined as the action or practice of illegally transporting people from one country or area to another,...

January 17, 2019

Behind The Radio Silence: An Account of the Zimbabwe Internet Shutdown.

The first warning sign came on Sunday, January 13. A parody account named The Herald posted that ZANU PF would be...

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