Roselyne Sachiti

Location: Harare, Zimbabwe
Precinct Program: Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders
Date(s): Summer 2015

Roselyne Sachiti is an award-winning journalist with over 12 years’ experience in various fields in the community development sector. She focuses mainly on women and child health and violence against women, among other issues. She is the features editor for Zimbabwe's largest newspaper, The Herald, where her main areas of focus are developmental features, writing on social issues, and clearing copy. Roselyne is also a champion for International Planned Parenthood (IPPF) and while doing her features also speaks to women in rural areas about family planning issues. She has a diploma in media studies and has enrolled for a degree in development studies with the Zimbabwe Open University. Upon completion of the Fellowship, Roselyne plans to continue her work in development issues and mentor other journalists. She also hopes to start an NGO to provide information on reproductive health, contraception in particular to women in marginalized communities.

Blog Entries

Roselyne Sachti – YALI Impact Story

Roselyne Sachiti is a 2015 Mandela Washington Fellow from Harare, Zimbabwe. Through her role as a journalist for The Herald-Zimbabwe, Roselyne wants to ensure that women and girls have a voice in all situations, especially through the processes of youth empowerment. “As African youth, first we need to unite.”

Democracy’s lessons: Up close with a Mandela Washington Fellow

Courteney Stuart | C-Ville
As features editor for Zimbabwe’s largest daily paper, The Herald, in the capital city of Harare, Roselyne Sachiti doesn’t shy away from tough stories, even if they place her in danger. The 33- year-old journalist has gone undercover to investigate the smuggling of clothes into her country, an […]