“We Keep Calling Out For Help But No One Hears Us” – The Untold Pandemic

2020 was a hard year in Zimbabwe. When the first lockdown hit, the economy was already worn for wear and many people felt their livelihoods being clinched by the austere measures in the country and the rising difficulty in earning a decent livelihood. Covid-19 caught the world unprepared, but for a little teapot-shaped country bedeviled […]

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Stop Killing Women

There has been a plethora of hashtags that took turns trending on various social media platforms – #ManAreTrash, #IamNext and so forth, with the intention to stop the madness and frightening numbers of women being killed each day, but the question remains. Are they stopping? I find it nonsensical that there could be any reason that […]

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Unbreak My Heart

Well. Well! It’s December! And I know I am supposed to be writing about Christmas and all the festivities in this month. I know! I know! But you have probably heard of the #16DaysOfActivism going on. Or probably not. The annual 16 days of activism started last week as a global campaign dedicated to ending […]

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#MenAreTrash

By Amandla Karungi #MenAreTrash has been a trending hashtag on Twitter in the past few days.  Are they? Or are they not? What sparked this conversation? Last week circulating on Facebook was a picture of a South African girl who was reported missing from her University. A few days later, I saw on my Trending […]

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#Elle101: Violence Against Women

Violence against women is an important topic all across the world. Staggering statistics such as those found in Uganda, show that as much as 7 in 10 women report experiencing some form of violence throughout their lives. On April 22 2016, Jacqueline Asiimwe, a Ugandan lawyer, poet, feminist and a strong advocate against gender based violence, agreed to […]

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