Shamwari yeMwanasikana Welcomes High Court Ruling

Shamwari yeMwanasikana a Non- Governmental Organization that supports the empowerment and emancipation of the girl child in Zimbabwe has welcomed the decision by the High Court to allow fathers to access and obtain birth certificates of children who would have been abandoned by their mothers. HealthTimes Reporter Over the years obtaining a birth certificate in the absence of the mother has been a challenge. In a press statement Shamwari yeMwanasikana highlighted that they have been running a campaign in the importance of acquiring national identity documents. As Shamwari yemwanasikana, we…

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Boost For Zim COVID-19 Fight As Zim Red Cross Receives 35 Oxygen Concentrators That Use Atmospheric Oxygen… No Need for Refills

THE Zimbabwe Red Cross Society (ZRCS), has received 35 Oxygen Concentrators from the Singapore Red Cross through the International Federation of Red Cross (IFRC) and the Red Crescent Societies that will enhance the country’s capacity to handle oxygen demanding emergencies including COVID-19. By Michael Gwarisa The donation comes ahead of an envisaged 4th Wave of the COVID-19 that many fear could have devastating effects compared to the previous three waves. The 35 Oxygen Concentrators will be installed at the Red Cross Clinic in Harare and will be used in the…

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SAT Calls For Harmonization Of Cultural, Religious And Statute Laws To Improve SRHR Access

HARMFUL traditional, cultural and religious practices have over the years been major contributing factors towards the perpetration of sexual abuse , Gender Based Violence (GBV) and to a larger extent inhibits access to Sexual Reproductive Health Rights (SRHR) services, hence the need to integrate customary laws and statute law.   By Patricia Mashiri Speaking during a harmonization of culture, religion and human rights in promoting SRHR dialogue in Harare, Mrs Hamida Ismail- Mauto , the SRHR Africa Trust (SAT) Country Operations Manager, said SRH Rights should not be infringed by…

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ZNFPC, Partners Launches HIV Prevention Program For Young Girls and Women

IN a move that is meant to reduce new HIV infections in young people in Southern Africa, the Zimbabwe National Family Planning Council (ZNFPC) and its partners Botswana Family Welfare Association (BOFWA) and Namibia Planned Parenthood Association (NAPPA) have introduced a project that will integrate HIV prevention methods with Sexual Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR) for Adolescent Girls and Young Women (AGYW) and their partners. By Patricia Mashiri The USD$100 872.00 SADC member countries resource mobilization initiative, is a two year funded project which is aimed at building capacity for…

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