Zim’s Termination Of Pregnancy Act Anti Women- Women CSOs

ZIMBABWE’S Termination of Pregnancy ACT is not only archaic but takes away women’s body autonomy and power to make decisions about their Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR), women led Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) have said. By Patricia Mashiri According CSOs, the country’s Termination of Pregnancy ACT is not inclusive but dictates circumstances and conditions under which the pregnancy of a woman may be terminated. Ms Ednah Masiyiwa, Executive Director Women Action Group said the Termination of pregnancy Act is non-operational and does not meet the needs of the…

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Treat mental health care as a priority: S.A.LT Africa

SOMEONE Always Listens Toyou (S.A.L.T) has partnered with Society for Pre and Post Natal Services (SPANS) in raising mental health awareness campaign in the rural communities. The campaign was held on 8th of March the International Women’s day in Goromonzi. By Patricia Mashiri Mental health is the social, emotional and psychological well-being. It affects how people handle think, feel and handle things. The partnership came after realization that there people have no to less knowledge on mental health issues. Tafadzwa Meki, the founder of S.A.LT Africa said they chose to…

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Ending AIDS By 2030 In Zimbabwe: Churches Better Positioned To Promote Male Engagement In HIV Response

Members from various churches gather at the women and girls symposium

CHURCHES and religious institutions play a pivotal role in reducing the number of new HIV infections in men as well as promoting better health seeking behavior amongst in men, top HIV/AIDS experts have said. By Michael Gwarisa According to the 2020 Zimbabwe Population-based HIV Impact Assessment (ZIMPHIA) Key findings,  HIV prevalence was 15.3% among women and 10.2% among men (ZimPHIA 2020), however more men were still not aware of their HIV status and they were lagging behind in terms of viral load suppression. Speaking during a Virtual workshop for ZCC…

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