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Dr. Olivia ...
Dr. Olivia Muchena
The Minister of Women's Affairs
, Gender and Community Development, Dr. Olivia Muchena
has blamed cultural and religious practices for limiting the access of women and girls in Zimbabwe to HIV counseling and testing, as well as Prevention of Mother-to-Child Transmission (PMTCT) services, stating that these practices place the women and girls at a disproportionate risk of contracting HIV.
Dr. Olivia Muchena, Minister ...
Dr. Olivia Muchena, Minister of Women's Affairs, Gender and Community Development, said the forging of a new constitution presents a window of opportunity for Zimbabweans to address the social and economic disparities faced by women and children.
Zimbabwe Minister ...
Zimbabwe Minister Muchena, Higher and Tertiary Education, Science and Technology Development officiates at OSSREA Workshop
I want to thank OSSREA
for funding research because we are going through a very difficult path in our nation and one of the things that has suffered most is academia, especially research and, by coming through with funding you have plugged in a hole of enormous proportion.
This was said by the Minister of Higher and Tertiary Education, Science and Technology Development, Dr Olivia Muchena, when she officially opened the National Academic Policy Workshop sponsored by the Organization for Social Science Research in Eastern and Southern Africa (OSSREA).
IISD Linkages - Recent meetings - Biodiversity and Wildlife
Olivia Muchena, Zimbabwe's Minister of State for Science and Technology Development, opened the meeting underscoring that biotechnology is a very contentious issue.Noting that there are serious rifts over the economic, social and ecological value and costs of genetic engineering, and that proponents of the technology have often over exaggerated its benefits, she said that "statements such as 'GMOs will stop hunger in Africa' are not only misplaced but also provocative.Narrowing the cause of hunger to the absence of one technology is really missing the point."She stressed that "sound policies and not charity will determine whether the new biotechnologies will be a tool for human development in Southern Africa."She invited participants to "think strategically, and act collectively as Africans to defend our resources, develop our capacity to feed ourselves, and maintain our dignity as we shape our future."
European Christians Apologize For Slavery
The apology made by Chris Seaton, the chairperson of the European African Reconciliation Process was made before hundreds of delegates who included former Mozambican president Joachim Chissano, Science and Technology Development Minister Dr Olivia Muchena and the president of the Council of Chiefs (Zimbabwe) Chief Fortune Charumbira.