Katswe To Petition Ministry of Health Over Free Sanitary Pads

…as women use rags and cow dung during periods …Seeks two million signatures PRO-Women rights group Katswe Sisterhood is mobilizing support for their “Happy Flow” petition which seeks among other things to gather not less than two million signatures to have government provide free sanitary pads and wear to women and girls. By Michael Gwarisa Speaking to journalists on the sidelines of a Hwange Women demonstration, Katswe Sisterhood peer educator, Primrose Kavhumbura said the pricing for sanitary pads has gone beyond reach of many and women have resorted to using…

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Katswe launches anti AIDS campaign

By Daniel Chigundu PRO-Women rights group Katswe Sistahood says it is launching the “Staying negative campaign” which is aimed at helping girls in marginalised areas protect themselves from HIV/AIDS and related diseases. The 30-day campaign which comes just a month before the commemoration of the Day of the African Child is also seeking to interrogate why HIV prevalence rate is higher for girls compared to the boy child. In a statement Katswe said there have been so many speeches about protecting girls adding that it was now it’s time for…

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