PSH Hosts Religious Indaba On Child Marriages and Intimate Partner Violence in Zimbabwe

Population Solutions for Health (PSH) in collaboration with Population Services International and support from the Swedish Embassy in Partnership with the Ministry of Women Affairs, Community, Small and Medium Enterprise Development held a three day religious leaders dialogue in Mazowe, Mashonaland Central Province. By Michael Gwarisa Speaking to HealthTimes, PSH said the dialogue was meant to change harmful cultural norms and values that drive intimate partner valance and child marriages at community level. Child marriage is a practice that negatively affects young girls socially, culturally, economically and their health even…

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Love Shouldn’t Hurt Walk/Run sends strong message against GBV and Child Sexual Abuse

WITH the 16 Days of Activism against Gender Based Violence (GBV) commemorations drawing near, the Population Solutions for Health (PSH), has kick started the campaign with a Walk/Run as a way of raising awareness against GBV and all forms of violence against women and girls. By Michael Gwarisa The Walk/Run also observed Child Marriages which is a form of GBV and represents sexual abuse of young girls below the age of 18 years. The Walk/Run is part of the ongoing Love Shouldn’t Hurt Campaign the PSH launched in 2021 through…

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Scrap Import Duty and VAT on Condoms…Partners Plead With Gvt, As Zimbabwe Records 15 Million Condom deficit

RELIANCE on donor funding for the National Condom program, coupled with a restrictive tax regime has resulted in Zimbabwe failing to meet its condom obligation of 173 million condoms per year, a development that could reverse progress made so far in the HIV response, HealthTimes has learnt. By Michael Gwarisa Zimbabwe’s national condom program comprise of public sector condoms, private sector condoms and Social Marketing condoms. However, increased donor fatigue has seen major donors such as the USAID and PEPFAR cutting their funding towards the procurement of public sector and…

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Love Shouldn’t Hurt Campaign Launched

THE Population Solutions for Health, an organization that spearheads innovation around Sexual Reproductive Health Rights (SRHR) and HIV has launched a campaign against gender-based violence called Love Shouldn’t hurt that is aimed at reducing intimate partner violence through engaging male peers to act as change makers in raising awareness against Gender Based Violence (GBV). By Patricia Mashiri Amongst the peers who have been engaged are Winky D, Holy Ten, Seh Calaz, Roki, Albert Nyathi footballer Hardlife Zvirekwi and Ammara Brown. Speaking during the launch, Honourable Jenifer Mhlanga, Deputy Minister of…

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