International Women’s Day is celebrated annually on 8 March and in South Africa we also celebrate Women’s Day on 9 August every year. South Africa comes in at eighth place on a world classification table of women in national parliament. These are all developments that deserve to be applauded as the nation is taking strides towards the ultimate goal of achieving women’s rights. However, in the same instance it is never enough until we reach the peak of equality in all spheres, when women’s dignity and rights can be fairly observed in our nation.
Arterial Network is a dynamic network of individuals, organisations, companies and institutions engaged in the African creative and cultural sector. The organisation seeks to formulate African-centred strategies and solutions to accelerate the growth and prominence of the creative sector in Africa, enabling dialogue, information exchange and the strengthening of partnerships between creative communities, government, business, NGO’s and academia. The Continental Secretariat is based in Cape Town.
Arterial Network seeks to appoint a Project Manager.
The Regional Psycholocial Support Initiative (REPSSI) is a leading African psychosocial support organisation working in thirteen countries in East and Southern Africa. REPSSI’s vision is that all communities and families nurture, protect and empower their children and youth.
The Regional Psychosocial Support Initiative (REPSSI) is a nonprofit organisation working to lessen the devastating social and emotional (psychosocial) impact of poverty, conflict, HIV and AIDS among children and youth across East and Southern Africa. You can download our Strategy 2011-2015 and our Annual Report from our downloads section.
REPSSI is hosting a forum under the theme 'Love, Care and Protection – from infancy to adolescence' on 1 - 3 September 2015 in Zimbabwe.
An international non-governmental organisation that monitors the performance of the United Nations (UN), UN Watch, has called for a boycott of the upcoming UN tourism meeting being hosted by Zimbabwe this month.
UN Watch monitoring group, which has called for a high level boycott of the UN World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO) General Assembly begins on 26 August 2013, with Zimbabwe and Zambia co-hosting the globally significant event.
Zimbabwean President, Robert Mugabe, has accused his political rivals of wanting to ‘bring back the white people’ and criticised gay rights ahead of that country’s elections.
Mugabe, who attacked gay marriage because it is ‘alien to Africa’, appealed to thousands of members of a church in Eastern Marange to support his bid for re-election after 33 years in power.
The first Climate Science Symposium of Zimbabwe which sought to create a platform for stakeholders to share knowledge and experience on climate change-related issues at the local, regional and international level ended on 22 June 2013.
The three-day symposium, which was held under the theme ‘Life in a changing environment’, brought together weather experts, academics, non-governmental organisations, government and other community-based organisations to discuss a wide range of issues on climate change.
The African Union Commission says Zimbabweans themselves must resolve a row over President Robert Mugabe's decision to call an election on 31 July 2013.
Zimbabwe's Constitutional Court ordered Mugabe two weeks ago to hold the poll by the end of July, but Prime Minister, Morgan Tsvangirai, has rejected his rival's declaration, saying it was too early and accusing him of creating a political crisis.
The Zimbabwean government is considering restricting voter education to political parties after unearthing nefarious dealings aimed at manipulating the process by some non-governmental organisations engaged to undertake the initiative.
One such organisation, the Electoral Institute for Sustainable Democracy in Africa contracted by the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (ZEC) has incorporated information carrying political messages favouring certain parties.
Zimbabwe’s Movement for Democratic Change’s efforts to get first-time voters to register are being undermined by a concerted effort from the authorities, who are cracking down on individuals and groups seen mobilising youths to register.
On 5 May 2013, police arrested three volunteers from the Election Resource Centre (ERC) for carrying out activities under the group's popular 1st Time Voter Generation campaign, which encourages young people to register as voters.