27 Nov 2018

Movement Builder – Alice Tatenda Mashinge

Alice Tatenda Mashinge was born in Chirumanzu in 1985. She received her Bachelor of Science Honors Degree with the University of Zimbabwe in 2007 and Master of Science Degree in Gender and Policy Studies with Great Zimbabwe University in 2016. In 2008 January she joined the Ministry of Primary and Secondary Education as a Relief Teacher. In 2008 June she joined the Ministry of Women Affairs, Gender and Community Development as a Community Development Officer for Masvingo District which is the post she is holding up to date. She is a member of Women‘s Coalition in Zimbabwe Masvingo chapter an organization which stands up for women‘s rights and empowerment. Currently Alice T Mashinge is the vice Chairperson for District AIDS Action Committee for Masvingo District under National AIDS Council. She is the secretary for Masvingo Province Gender Based Violence Coordination Forum.  She is passionate about gender programming readdressing existing gender imbalances fueled by culture and religion issues. Rural women economic empowerment is central to her work in order to improve their livelihood. In her work she is inspired by Colleen Lowe Morna CEO, Head of Programmes, M and E, Alliance for Gender Links.