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Miriam Mufaro
Miriam Mufaro is a pseudonym for the author, who wishes to be anonymous for her safety. She is a Zimbabwean citizen and human rights defender working in civil society with first-hand knowledge of the abuses of the Mugabe government, such as the one depicted in this post.

Entries by Miriam Mufaro

Corporal Punishment in Zimbabwe Is an Unseen Evil

(1) Comments | Posted August 20, 2014 | 11:10 AM

Shaping the personalities and character traits of children is arguably a key role of parenthood. There are varied ways parents, guardians and the broader society attempt to shape the kinds of people their children will grow up to be. However, different societies attempt to shape children in different ways. In...

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Menstrual Hygiene Must Become a Matter of Public Concern in Zimbabwe

(605) Comments | Posted August 5, 2014 | 4:31 PM

Menstrual hygiene remains a taboo subject in Zimbabwean society. It is therefore a sad day when the issue of menstruation becomes a public concern. It shows the level of poverty and dehumanization Zimbabweans have undergone over the years. On July 16, 2014 Newsday published an article titled "Sanitary Wear:...

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Illegal Demolitions Underway in Zimbabwe

(2) Comments | Posted November 12, 2013 | 7:49 PM

On the 6th of November 2013 the government of Zimbabwe ordered demolition of tuck shops and residential 'illegal' structures in Ruwa and Damofalls medium density areas in Harare, under the watchful eye of the riot police. Despite strong condemnation from civil society and residents' groups concerned with the welfare of...

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Honoring Rebecca Mafikeni

(0) Comments | Posted September 4, 2013 | 9:55 AM

As a human rights defender I was deeply saddened to learn about the unfortunate and painful death of Rebecca Mafikeni.

Rebecca (30) passed away on Monday 12 August 2013 at Parirenyatwa Group of Hospitals in Harare Zimbabwe, where she had been detained since falling ill while incarcerated at Chikurubi Maximum...

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