Women & Legal

August 2, 2021

‘We need a National Policy’: Revising Public Consults on Sexual Harassment in Zimbabwe.

The joint portfolio committees on Public Service, Labour, and Social Welfare and Women Affairs, Gender, Community and Enterprises Development held public...

June 21, 2021

UNPACKING THE UNDERUSED PROVISIONS OF THE DOMESTIC VIOLENCE ACT.

On the 25th of October 2007 Zimbabwe enacted the Domestic Violence Act (Chapter 5:16.) The purpose of the legislation was to...

January 15, 2021

DISSECTING SEXUAL OFFENCES IN ZIMBABWE: STATISTICS, TRENDS & FAILURE OF THE SYSTEM

Sexual Offences are acts of a sexual nature perpetrated against a complainant without their consent or against a person who does...

June 23, 2020

An end to 5:11 & Monogmay in Zimbabwe: Unpacking The Marriage Bill Amendments.

On the 9th of May 2019, the President’s cabinet approved the Marriages Bill. The conception of this Bill started in 2015...

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...

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