Women's Action Group-Zimbabwe

Women's Action Group-Zimbabwe Women's Action Group is a women's rights advocacy organisation whose work centres on the atttainmnet of women's rights
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WAG shared research findings on Abortion knowledge and Attitudes in Zimbabwe on the 23rd of August 2018. The findings re...
24/08/2018

WAG shared research findings on Abortion knowledge and Attitudes in Zimbabwe on the 23rd of August 2018. The findings revealed low knowledge levels on the Termination of Pregnancy Act and relatively high levels of abortion stigma. The study findings will promote evidence based programing by CSOs and Ministry of Health and Child Care. Coming together is the beginning; keeping together is progress; working together is success in eliminating maternal deaths!!! Katswe Sistahood Women's Coalition of Zimbabwe ShamwariYemwanasikana Ministry of Health and Child Care

Women's Action Group has done it again!!!. WAG in partnership with Young For Real Clubs in Guruve  have scooped an SRHR ...
26/04/2018

Women's Action Group has done it again!!!. WAG in partnership with Young For Real Clubs in Guruve have scooped an SRHR Pacesetter Award from SRHR Africa Trust (SAT). Investing in young people is indeed investing in the future!! @ Katswe Sistahood Women's Coalition of Zimbabwe

WAG as chair of the health cluster of the women's coalition would like to stand in solidarity with this statement: STATE...
19/04/2018
WCOZ :: The WCoZ is a network of women rights activists and women’s organizations with national structures.

WAG as chair of the health cluster of the women's coalition would like to stand in solidarity with this statement:


STATEMENT ON DISMISSAL OF NURSES
19 April 2018

Women’s Coalition of Zimbabwe is dismayed at the dismissal of nurses and the implications this has on labour rights and patients’ rights. WCoZ is a coalition of a nonpartisan of Women’s organisation and activists whose mandate is to work on the promotion, protection and advancing on women rights in Zimbabwe.

As we commemorate 38 years of independence, we are concerned at the developments in the health sector where nurses, a majority of whom are women, in public service have been fired for embarking on industrial action. We do not believe that it is in the best interests of patients to fire nurses who are the first port of call for clients. We need to be reminded that in the absence of quality health care women take on the burden of the state’s responsibility to deliver health services by subsiding the state in their homes. We also note that the issues raised by the nurses are valid, they are not new. We are cognisant of the fact that their working conditions are extremely difficult.

In the context of collective action to rebuild our beautiful country, and more importantly to ensure that constitutionalism is a reality, we remind all involved in the health sector that our priority should be to ensure safe delivery of quality services in the interest of the nurses and the clients. We are alarmed that government has opted to bring back retired nurses and recruit unemployed nurses who have either not practiced or been in practice for some time. This further puts the patients in danger because the health sector is continuously evolving and their skill base may not be adequate.

We call upon the government to urgently reconsider the decision to dismiss the nurses and reopen negotiations with the nurses. We also note that the doctors were on strike in the recent past and their issues were amicably resolved with the employer and encourage similar fortitude. In the same vein, we call upon the nurses to remain open for negotiations. This is critical in curtailing the worsening of a situation in the sector, which is already dire.

Further, we call upon other stakeholders to support the effort towards addressing the situation in the health and other sectors. To this end, we affirm our support to all workers, as they demand their rights according to the constitution and the country’s labour laws.

/ENDS
For more information contact;
Pamela Mhlanga-Chairperson
Sally Ncube National Co-coordinator
13 Bates Street, Milton Park, Harare,
Cell: +263 775 708 657
Website www.wcoz.org
Email: [email protected] Twitter WCOZimbabwe, Facebook: www.facebook.com/theWCOZ/
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Women's Coalition of Zimbaber.The WCoZ is a network of women rights activists and women’s organizations with national structures.

WAG congratulates Edinah Masiyiwa the Executive Director , a recipient of the Women's Empowerment Award for Dedication a...
26/03/2018

WAG congratulates Edinah Masiyiwa the Executive Director , a recipient of the Women's Empowerment Award for Dedication and Commitment to Women's Rights in Zimbabwe.

Women's Action Group-Zimbabwe's cover photo
13/03/2018

Women's Action Group-Zimbabwe's cover photo

Women’s Action Group join the rest of the world in celebrating the International Women’s Day. We look back and celebrate...
08/03/2018

Women’s Action Group join the rest of the world in celebrating the International Women’s Day. We look back and celebrate women’s achievements and continue to press for progress towards gender equality.
Happy International Women’s Day!!!

Women's Action Group hosted a Pre CSW 62 Meeting at the Women's Coalition of Zimbabwe offices on 13 February. The meetin...
14/02/2018

Women's Action Group hosted a Pre CSW 62 Meeting at the Women's Coalition of Zimbabwe offices on 13 February. The meeting was graced by the Minister of Women and Youth Affairs.
This was an opportunity to discuss the agreed conclusions and make inputs into the Zimbabwe position paper under the review theme: 'Participation in and access of women to the media and information and communications technologies and their impact on and use as an instrument for the advancement and empowerment of women' .

This February let's encourage all the women in our lives to take action against cancer and go for screening . All that r...
09/02/2018

This February let's encourage all the women in our lives to take action against cancer and go for screening . All that really matters is that people you love are happy and healthy.

Cholera is  real! Be on the look! Good hygiene practices and drinking clean water from trusted sources can help save you...
23/01/2018

Cholera is real! Be on the look! Good hygiene practices and drinking clean water from trusted sources can help save your life
Your health is your responsibility!!!

17/01/2018

It is a new year and I would like to believe that your health is one of your first priorities in 2018. Parirenyatwa Group of Hospitals is offering free screening and treatment of cervical cancer. WAG is encouraging all women aged 25 to 65 years who have not undergone cervical cancer screening in the past three years to go and get screened. Registration is from the 10th to the 27th of January 2018 at Parirenyatwa Group of Hospitals at the family planning clinic for free.
Remember your health is your responsibility
Spread the word !!!!

As we celebrate Christmas and the coming year, we must remember the less privileged in our society and give them a reaso...
15/12/2017

As we celebrate Christmas and the coming year, we must remember the less privileged in our society and give them a reason to smile this holiday. Anna Chindamba in the picture below is the mother to Shalom (2 years old) from Guruve who is in need of a shunt which costs $200.00. For more information and donations, please contact Anna Chindamba on her mobile number 0771953535. Lets share our joy in giving during this festive season.
WAG wishes you all a merry Christmas and prosperous new year.
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Women's Action Group joins the rest of the world in commemorating the International Day for Persons with Disabilities un...
04/12/2017

Women's Action Group joins the rest of the world in commemorating the International Day for Persons with Disabilities under the theme, "Transformation towards sustainable and resilient society for all". No effort is too little in transforming our society and change the narrative around disability. Together we can make the difference. Save a disabled woman's life in Zimbabwe by donating today through this link:http://goto.gg/30299

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29/11/2017
Access to SRHR services for disabled women, girls

http://goto.gg/30299 Save a disabled woman's life in Zimbabwe by donating today.
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The project will create an enabling environment for disabled women and girls in Zimbabwe to access SRHR services. Challenges are that families hide disabled women and girls in their homes because of negative community perceptions on disability. The women and girls experience sexual abuse, fall pregn...

It is 5 days to the launch of 16 Days of Activism Against Gender Based Violence 2017 commemorations in Hopley, join us a...
20/11/2017

It is 5 days to the launch of 16 Days of Activism Against Gender Based Violence 2017 commemorations in Hopley, join us and be part of this exciting event !!

Women's Action Group in partnership with Guttmacher Institute hosted Women's Health Indaba in Harare on maternal health....
30/10/2017

Women's Action Group in partnership with Guttmacher Institute hosted Women's Health Indaba in Harare on maternal health. Interesting discussions around abortion and its contribution to maternal mortality were facilitated. Policy makers were urged to move with speed in tackling the challenge of maternal mortality to meet Sustainable Development Goal 3 [email protected] @wcoz @professormunjanja @proffessorchipato @saywhat @zwla @adultrapeclinic @doctormadziyire @doctorchiweshe @tinotendahondo @hocic @doctormadzima @fionatinarwo

Women's Action Group in partnership with Guttmacher Institute hosted Women's Health Indaba in Harare on maternal health. Interesting discussions around abortion and its contribution to maternal mortality were facilitated. Policy makers were urged to move with speed in tackling the challenge of maternal mortality to meet Sustainable Development Goal 3 [email protected] @wcoz @professormunjanja @proffessorchipato @saywhat @zwla @adultrapeclinic @doctormadziyire @doctorchiweshe @tinotendahondo @hocic @doctormadzima @fionatinarwo

Congratulations Clara Varaidzo Mhlaba. May your union be blessed always. Graham we welcome you to the WAG family!!@clara...
23/09/2017

Congratulations Clara Varaidzo Mhlaba. May your union be blessed always. Graham we welcome you to the WAG [email protected] v mhlaba

22/09/2017

Zimbabwe is using the bio-metric voter registration system for the first time to compile a new voter's roll, which means that all voters including those previously registered must register afresh. The exercise started on the 18th of September. We will be giving the registration points soon.

Happy registration

22/09/2017
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Dear readers. Find the press statement on the BVR. Thank you Honarable Jessie Majome. We need more information!
05/09/2017

Dear readers. Find the press statement on the BVR. Thank you Honarable Jessie Majome. We need more information!

23/08/2017

Learning about the Biometric Voter Registration:
Are you aware of what it is

Congratulations Clara Samu Munetsi. to us WAG family, a baby boy has been added.Ethan, we love love you^, we have been e...
31/05/2017

Congratulations Clara Samu Munetsi. to us WAG family, a baby boy has been added.Ethan, we love love you^, we have been eagerly waiting for you.We know for sure we have given to the world yet another fine man who will grow to be real man, one of us in making the world a better place for women. Clara Samkelwe [email protected] chiweraEdinah [email protected] [email protected] [email protected] tinarwo

Mrs Edinah Masiyiwa emphasising the importance of care work, which is often neglected when we do our household budgets.
17/05/2017

Mrs Edinah Masiyiwa emphasising the importance of care work, which is often neglected when we do our household budgets.

17/05/2017

"Care for your bodies. love yourself. our bodies can be a source of both pain and pleasure. take time to invest on personal care, otherwise we end up having cases of depression and mental health"said Mrs Edinah [email protected] the Oxfam "We care training workshop. Oxfam in [email protected]@[email protected] siwela

02/05/2017

I am making a tip off (report) on the issue of a woman (bus conductor) who was beaten and humiliated by a senior Chawasarira Bus official (male) in front of the passengers following a misunderstanding on ticket collections from the passengers. The senior official is said to be related to Chawasarira Bus Service owner. He took advantage of the weaker and pliable workmate (lady); and slapped & verbally abused her. The bus was en-route to Harare, along Bulawayo-Harare road when the senior bus official charged at the lady (conductor) and slapped her repeatedly in front of the passengers. He did not end at slapping her only, but he also hurled her with all sorts of obscene words.If it wasn't for the passengers something unspeakable could have happened. As passengers we stood in support of the lady and we are the ones who stopped that abusive man from further beating the poor lady. Hence, on behalf of the victim, I am appealing to the responsible organizations and personalities to step up and voice against such a cruel and brutal act against that woman or women in general. That man must be brought before the law and face the consequences. I do not have any prior knowledge of either the victim or culprit, but I was a mere passenger on board and I am concerned & touched about what I witnessed . That was to the disappointment of all the passengers aboard. Please assist to save this lady (victim) or have someone to assist - this lady is suffering in silence. We advised her to report to the police, but that is not enough - more power is needed because she may face further unfair treatment at work. It is sad to see a near-old lady shedding tears in public from an abusive senior work official.
WAG has details of both the perpetrator and victim for further action
if we can more responsible citizens like the man who made a tip off, we will together end gender based violence
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27/04/2017

honourable Joice Mujuru #hivoswomenunlimitedzw a woman with 4 virtues "care, convinction, courage and confidence" Sally [email protected] Zimbabwe

"when you exclude the women you are excluding the voice if reaason"hn Monica Mutsvangwa@ hivos women empowered for leade...
27/04/2017

"when you exclude the women you are excluding the voice if reaason"hn Monica [email protected] hivos women empowered for leadership programme launch

08/03/2017

Do not live someone else’s life and someone else’s idea of what womanhood is. Womanhood is you and everything that is inside you- Viola Davis
Women’s Action Group wishes you a Happy Women’s Day!!

03/03/2017

Government Dicing with the Health of Women
Women’s Action Group (WAG) expresses concern over the Government’s reluctance to address the issues of doctors and nurses which has led to the recurrent strikes in the country’s major hospitals. Major Hospitals including Harare Central Hospital, Parirenyatwa Group of Hospital and Chitungwiza Central Hospital are only attending to emergencies and the rest of the patients are being turned away and prematurely discharged. This has put the lives of more than three quarters of the country’s population that rely on the public health sector at risk. More than 11 million Zimbabweans representing 90% of the population have no access to medical aid and they depend on the public health system. The situation is even worse for the woman who has normally the caregiver in the family. The strikes have affected women on the following:
• Increased burden of care as many women are now caring for the sick at home
• Pregnant women risk losing their unborn babies as most women cannot afford private health care.
• The women risk dying from pregnancy related complications that include hypertension and bleeding
• HIV positive pregnant women risk transmitting the virus to their babies due to lack of proper monitoring during and after delivery.
• Many people living with HIV risk defaulting as there is no personnel to attend to them
We are calling for a prompt response by the government of Zimbabwe to address the needs of the striking health personnel in order to avoid unnecessary loss of lives and suffering.
(On behalf of the Health Cluster of the Women’s Coalition of Zimbabwe) Katswe SistahoodWomen's Coalition of ZimbabweUNFPA - ZimbabweGladys SiwelaMartha TholanahEdinah MasiyiwaConnie Nawaigo ZhuwararaUrgent Action Fund-AfricaTariro Tandi

We only live once, therefore we should strive to do the best for our loved ones. Instead of perpetuating violence to our...
13/02/2017

We only live once, therefore we should strive to do the best for our loved ones. Instead of perpetuating violence to our spouses and families, lets show them love, affection and respect. Women’s Action Group wishes you all a happy Valentine’s Day!!
Let us unite and end Gender Based Violence
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http://www.thebodypro.com/content/81007/why-does-hiv-pose-greater-threat-to-womens-hearts.html Why Does HIV Pose a Greater Threat to Women's Hearts? From National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases May 4, 2018 HIV-related heart disease is a leading cause of death among people living with HIV -- even when they are on consistent, effective HIV treatment. Researchers are learning that this complication is likely brought on by chronic inflammation from the virus itself and other factors. What is less understood is why HIV seems to take a greater toll on the hearts of women. While men living with HIV are 1.5 times more likely to have a heart attack than HIV-negative men, that risk doubles when comparing women living with HIV to their HIV-negative counterparts. NIH-funded scientists are on the case to learn just why this disparity exists and how to ensure women with HIV live longer, healthier lives. New research published in the Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes last month presents vital clues to help close the gender gap. Researchers led by Markella Zanni, M.D., at Massachusetts General Hospital now report that the presence of plaque in the coronary arteries, a common risk factor for heart attacks, manifests itself differently in women living with HIV than in men. Dr. Zanni's team compared data from previous studies of Boston-area men and women living with HIV who were not known to have heart disease but who underwent a common imaging technique called coronary computed tomography angiography, or CCTA. CCTA captures the extent and nature of plaque in a person's arteries and, in doing so, allows clinicians to more precisely assess a patient's risk of a heart attack. According to the new study, men living with HIV had nearly four times the odds of coronary plaque and a particularly high-risk type of coronary plaque than women living with HIV -- even though women have a greater HIV-attributable risk of heart attack. But, why are women still at higher risk? Studies in HIV-negative populations have also shown that women tend to have less coronary plaque than men, despite worse outcomes from heart disease. The disparity suggests less-studied mechanisms may underlie a woman's chance of serious cardiovascular events like heart attacks, including plaque hidden in smaller blood vessels feeding the heart. However, without further research, it is not clear whether these observations apply to women living with HIV who have an even greater risk of heart disease. What researchers can be sure of is that biological sex differences do play a role in the development of HIV-related disease, and as findings from the current study underscore, clinicians should be wary of applying evidence from HIV-related heart disease studies of only male participants to the care of women living with HIV. Researchers are probing new data to learn how sex differences in heart disease and the progression of HIV infection work together. The REPRIEVE trial, an ongoing study led by Drs. Steven Grinspoon and Pamela Douglas, and supported by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases and the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute, will assess the ability of a statin medication to prevent HIV-related heart disease in both men and women. Within this large, international trial, Dr. Zanni and her colleague Dr. Sara Looby will lead an assessment of how sex differences influence the mechanisms, risk and treatment of heart disease in the context of HIV. Ultimately, physicians may be able to tailor the way they assess and treat the hearts of women living with HIV with evidence specific to both their patient's sex and HIV status.