More Zim Men Experiencing Emotional Abuse At The Hands Of Their Wives

THERE has been an increase in the number of men coming forward to report Gender Based Violence (GBV) in particular emotional abuse at the hands of women. By Michael Gwarisa recently in Mashonaland West Recent data from the 2021 Zimbabwe Vulnerability Assessment Committee (ZimVac) Rural Livelihoods Report show the national incidence for spousal emotional abuse was 6.01% in males and 5.76% in females. Speaking to HealthTimes, Ministry of Women Affairs, Community, Small and Medium Enterprise Development Makonde Development District Development Officer, Mrs Fungai Sadzi said they receive reports from men…

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Women Cant Rape Men According to Zimbabwean Law

DO you all still remember those days a few years back when newspapers would be flooded with stories of women who would target drunk unsuspecting men, have sex with them without their consent for the purposes of harvesting sperms? Almost every headline screamed “Women Rapists On The Loose.” But do you know what the Zimbabwean law says about rape and the procedures one should take reporting a rape case? By Michael Gwarisa According to Zimbabwe’s Criminal Law Codification and Reform Act, it is impossible for a woman to rape a…

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Men with waists over 40 inches ‘are 35% more likely to die of prostate cancer

MEN who store fat around their midriff are in greater danger of dying from prostate cancer, research suggests. A man with 40inch (103cm) waist or above has a 35 per cent higher risk of dying from the disease than one who wears a 35inch (90cm) or lower trouser size. The Oxford University study, looking at more than 200,000 men, did not find an increased risk in people with higher overall body fat if it was spread around the body. This suggests it is the specific location of the fat that…

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Men Urged To Seek Health Services

FIRST Lady Amai Auxillia Mnangagwa says men should adopt a health seeking behaviour  has urged men to make use of available health services and not be left behind. By HealthTimes Reporter Amai Mnangagwa said this while officiating the Men’s Conference in Harare. The conference was a multi-sectorial to HIV and AIDS, men’s issues related to health services. “It also appears to me that most men have a challenge with health seeking either because they were brought up to be strong or just that they have their own unresolved fears. “With…

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GBV Cases Against Men On The Rise

THERE has been an increase over the years in reportage of Gender Based Violence cases among males in Zimbabwe owing to immense sensitization of the controversial issue, the Anti-Domestic Violence Council said on Thursday. By Kudakwashe Pembere Despite the figures of women suffering at the hands of abusive husbands being high, statistics taken from the Zimbabwe Republic Police by the council show a rise in men reporting these cases more than women. According to figures announced by the ADVC, there was a 23 percent rise of cases reported by men with…

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