Gender Equality: An Important Tool for Sustainable Development

World leaders gathered on July 13th at the United Nations Third International Conference on Financing for Development in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. The launch by the Secretary-General of the United Nations Ban Ki-moon, renewed and strengthened a global partnership for financing people-centred sustainable development.  Decisions made were aimed at setting the world on a course of…

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University Students Demand Anti-Retroviral Treatment

Two weeks ago I attended a workshop dubbed “ART Advocacy: Providing ART for All Students” facilitated by Students and Youth Working on Reproductive Health Action Team (SAYWHAT) in Bulawayo. The purpose of the workshop was to advocate for the provision of ART (anti-retroviral therapy) in tertiary institutions as often students infected with HIV end up…

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Child Marriages Still a Cause for Concern

Despite efforts and campaigns against child marriage in Zimbabwe, the issue is still a major cause for concern. According to the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) “State of the World’s Children” Report (2015), the area most-affected by child marriage in Zimbabwe is Mashonaland Central which leads with 50%. In second place is Mashonaland West 42%,…

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