Child Marriages Not Part Of Our Culture Says Chief Charumbira

ZIMBABWE Chief Council (ZCC) president, Chief Fortune Charumbira has castigated grown men who take children as their wives and described the practice as unZimbabwean. By Patricia Mashiri In an interview with HealthTimes, Chief Charumbira said men who take child brides were doing so as a disguise to abuse children and force them into marriages in the name of culture. There is no culture which promote child marriages. Long ago people married girls at the age of 20 at most. They first looked if the girl could take care of a…

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WAG Sensitizes Traditional Leaders and Senators on the Termination of Pregnancy Act

Women’s Action Group (WAG) today held a half day long workshop with Chiefs and Senators from various constituencies in the country with the aim of familiarizing them with the country’s Termination of Pregnancy Act (ToP) and access to various sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) services for women. By Michael Gwarisa The sensitization meeting is part of ongoing engagements with key opinion leaders with the aim of   creating a conducive policy environment that supports equitable access for women and girls to comprehensive prevention and treatment services-contraception, safe termination of…

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