Many people know Itayi Dzamara as an activist missing. However, after the prayer day held in Zimbabwe, I now say here is a father to two beautiful children missing. He is also Sheffra`s husband, the most traumatised woman in the history of Zimbabwe. Yes he went missing some 4 months ago in Zimbabwe his homeland. He had gone to have his cut at the barber shop. Muzvare Betty Makoni has decided to include Itayi Dzamara on her website as a way to remember him as an activist but also to fight for his kids and wife and brother Dr Patson Dzamara to keep his vision for Zimbabwe high. No one kills a seed with so many farmers. It germinates and grows on and on.
Generally we have all concluded that Itayi Dzamara was abducted by Zimbabwe Government Secret Service.
Muzvare Betty Makoni would like to extend her heartfelt congratulations to Female Musicians who have been selected as good role models to especially girls by using the art of music to empower women and raise awareness on some injustices women and girls have to fight daily in the home, school, community and at work
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It is a happy new year as 2014 is here and she Before 2014 invites the world to support such great efforts by the women who step out from tradition and through music empower and inspire some women and girls especially those living in places where there are NO RIGHTS. Music that empowers women and girls is music that communicates their inner strength, courage, bravery and portrays them as equals. Such music uplifts the positions of women and girls and help to stop gender stereotypes where women are always wrong.
The Top 20 Global Female Musicians list is compiled by Muzvare Betty Makoni and a team of gender experts after spending at least a year monitoring gender sensitive music round the globe. As you are aware music is a tool to fight for justice and equality and our female musicians who advance rights of women and girls fight on behalf of the voiceless and help educate society on the positive side of women and girls. Music is what young people follow and imagine if some musicians sing about women and girls being victims, dull, ugly, sex objects, sex slaves of men and boys, we risk creating societies that further look down women and girls as second class citizens. Many injustices like apartheid were fought against using music and so will be women and girls causes. We need more and more musicians who view women and girls as positive agents of change.
‘Every form of art and in this case music remains a most powerful tool to fight gender inequalities. There are many female musicians who have answered to the world of technology and are producing great transformational music. However, their voices remain subdued due to lack of visibility and the resources necessary to strategically position themselves. Always those promoted by major media houses are those stripping naked or portraying women as sex objects. My top 20 list of great female musicians is meant to be a reminder that women and girls are using music to help transform mind-sets of many on the power of women to lead globally. I am aware that where there are mobs of people cheering, there is a woman stripped naked or there is a woman who is a sex object. I am aware such music sells faster but it is time women and girls join a global movement where they change the message to empowering each other. I know my effort is very small but all the same I feel I must do something.
The empowering songs here
1. Sky Scrapper-Sam Bailey
2. Greatest Love of all- Whitney Houston
2. Roucheon Iloyi –Love Rou-
3. Get Up –Esse Agasse
4. Tantra Zawadi
5. African Woman -BECCA
6. Love that is real
7. Revolution –Tracy Chapman
8. Turn Around –Kyriah Dee
9. Pursuit of Happiness- Elsheba
10. These wings are made to fly -Little Mix
11.Mama –Brenda Fassie
12. Mwanasikana munhu-Fungisai Mashavave
13. Runonzi Rudo-Tracy Mbirimi Pachihera
14. I can take it anymore- Regina Bhobho –Zimbabwe
15. Let it Go-Esse Agasse
16. Mother-You are more than a superstar-For Fikelephi Jackson-Live
17. VaChihuri (Male Support Act) to Discover by Mandisa – https://www.facebook.com/mandisamusic
18. Akudziwa-Malawi-Favoured sisters
19. Girls of the Nation stand up and rise-GCN Bindura Girls Club –Zimbabwe –www.gcnzimbabwe.org
20. Ramba –GCN Empowerment Album-Zimbabwe –www.gcnzimbabwe.org
I have pleasure to announce that a young woman from Zimbabwe Lorraine Dzidzai Dymund Chinouriri launched her unique beauty pageant where she invited women from all sorts of backgrounds to relaunch the best in them and realise their potential. (Photo Credit Zimlink)
Just from reading from it this is one space she has created for all women be they mothers, the old and the young to boost their self esteem and bring the best out of their physical and spiritual beauty. I read the profiles of the women taking part and I loved to see their achievements in life so highly profiled. I also realised some women who had given up confidence or missed a chance to stand tall all are welcome to revive the woman in them. The event wants to redefine women`s beauty and preserve her dignity.
I think the approach Lorraine is taking is quite unique and it values every individual woman and girl. I for one thank Lorraine for bringing another unique approach to pageants ..and of course no swimming costumes at this event which is what we wanted to see for a long time.
All friends invited to this great day of fun and women walking tall. It is a day when for the first time a woman`s inner and outer beauty is redefined.
Read more here www.faceoftheglobezimbabwe.co.uk
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What is most touching is that Girl Child Network Worldwide has been chosen as charity to be supported by this event and the beauty of it is that the platform created by Lorraine is one where women`s confidence is restored and her inner strength revived.