Wendy Muperi is a freelance journalist. She has worked for Zimpapers and Associated Newspapers of Zimbabwe and the Zimbabwe Independent. Wendy contributes to The Economist, Christian Science Monitor, Bhekisisa and New Zimbabwe. In 2014, Wendy co-founded the Health Journalists Association of Zimbabwe (HeJAZ) & Communication for Development (C4D). Presently, Wendy is studying towards an MSc in Public Policy with Dublin City University. She holds an Honours Degree in Political Science with the University of Zimbabwe and a Diploma in Journalism and Communication from the Christian College of Southern Africa. Wendy is an alumna and also a mentor of the US embassy Women Journalists Mentoring programme (WJMP). She is a passionate journalist with great people skills which helps her a lot in getting stories done & plenty of fixing jobs with visiting journalists.
The end of Zimbabwe’s former president Robert Mugabe era and the beginning of a “new one” shown through babies born when he was deposed by the military, the aspirations of their parents vis-a-vis the realities they had grown up in.
Article speaks of patriarchal prejudices and perceptions that Zimbabwe still holds and works against women in politics.
As internet become a powerful tool for social & political mobilization, African leaders have been forced to reach for the switch off button to contain civil disobedience.
The story discusses how cultural practice has robbed widows of their property and violated their rights to land.
A story about the how the twin crisis of HIV & economic meltdown have strained the traditional systems of adoption forcing government to market outside family adoptions which remain taboo to a lot in Zimbabwe