Dudziro Nhengu

Joined Jul 2011
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About Me

I am a citizen journalist, writer, community builder and mother to my children. I champion market activism in the open marketplace, mobilizing female informal traders for self empowerment to build their political influence all round. I believe every aspect of a woman's life is highly political, because women work hard everyday to put food on the table, and to provide for their families' health and other needs. I share stories and document herstories of change as they are told by these market women. We use these stories of courage to equip each other with the confidence, information, skills, strategies and connections we all need to organize ourselves for self empowerment, and to navigate risky contexts. Our discussions in the market space range from issues of eliminating violence against women, reproductive health rights, organizing burial societies and well-being kitchen tea parties to more political issues like our rights to decent shelter, to better health, to education and to access to resources. We discuss sexuality issues too, and try as much as we can to demystify the taboo concept so as to build awareness, room for choice and HIV/AIDS free generations.

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Dudziro Nhengu commented on The personal is political - the transformational life of Patience Chimbiti Apr 22, 2016 Dudziro Nhengu commented on The Space that Exists Before the Violence Happens – A Reflection on Women Peace-builders in Zimbabwe Mar 29, 2016 Dudziro Nhengu commented on The long distance love WhatsApp and the mahinde-kinde dance (Happy women’s day!) Mar 29, 2016 Dudziro Nhengu commented on Midnight prayer Feb 08, 2016 Dudziro Nhengu commented on Zimbabwean parliamentarian Jeniffer Mhlanga calls on women politicians to negate the “I, me and myself” syndrome and embrace transformative and inclusive models of leadership. Feb 07, 2016 Dudziro Nhengu commented on Love me despite, can we get along?(A peace song) Feb 07, 2016 Dudziro Nhengu commented on Promoting informal markets for sustainable livelihoods Aug 24, 2015 Dudziro Nhengu commented on "Gender Mainstreaming in Agriculture is the right way to end food insecurity" - Nina Lehmann, CINADCO-MASHAV, Israel Aug 24, 2015 Dudziro Nhengu commented on ORANGE DAY AT UN WOMEN ZIMBABWE COUNTRY OFFICE TODAY Jul 01, 2015 Dudziro Nhengu commented on Best practices of women's economic empowerment initiatives in Israel May 27, 2015 Dudziro Nhengu commented on The Space that Exists Before the Violence Happens – A Reflection on Women Peace-builders in Zimbabwe May 19, 2015 Dudziro Nhengu commented on Findings of UN Women study on Women's Roles in Peacebuilding: Past Experiences and Future Opportunities May 18, 2015 Dudziro Nhengu commented on Reflections on the Peace policy and practice dialogue organised by UN Women and UNDP May 18, 2015 Dudziro Nhengu commented on THE DAY CHIONISO DIED GIVING BIRTH May 11, 2015 Dudziro Nhengu commented on "Gender Mainstreaming in Agriculture is the right way to end food insecurity" - Nina Lehmann, CINADCO-MASHAV, Israel May 11, 2015 Dudziro Nhengu commented on THE DAY CHIONISO DIED GIVING BIRTH May 11, 2015 Dudziro Nhengu commented on Promoting informal markets for sustainable livelihoods May 06, 2015 Dudziro Nhengu commented on LEADERSHIP POTENTIAL IN AFRICA Apr 25, 2015 Dudziro Nhengu commented on UN Women ESARO Director Christine Musisi welcomes UN Women Zimbabwe country office Representative Delphine Serumaga De Apr 23, 2015 Dudziro Nhengu commented on MASHAV Thinking Couch sees great potential in home grown solutions for development in Africa Apr 23, 2015 Dudziro Nhengu loved Business proposals Sep 01, 2011 Dudziro Nhengu loved Stay Positive Aug 31, 2011