Zim Still Stuck With Archaic Termination Of Pregnancy Law

ZIMBABWE  this week joined the rest of the world in commemorating the Safe Abortions day albeit the country is still operating under a 43-year-old Termination of Pregnancy ACT which prevents women from accessing safe abortion at health institutions even though evidence suggests that majority of the country’s maternal deaths are as a result of haemorrhaging due to unsafe abortions, a legal expert has said. By Michael Gwarisa The country’s existing Termination of Pregnancy Act (TOP ACT V (No. 29  of 1977) was adopted in 1977 and only permits women to…

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Young People Should Lead SRHR Conversation From The Front- Dr Mushunje

Sexual Reproductive Health Rights Africa Trust  (SAT) Country Director, Dr Mildred Mushunje has called on youths across the country to be active participants concerning issues affecting their Sexual Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR) if tangible results are to be realized. By Michael Gwarisa Speaking during an Intergenerational conversation on Meaningful Youth participation in commemoration of the International Youth Day live on Capitalk FM, Dr Mushunje said no one was qualified to talk about issues affecting young people more than the young people themselves. We realized that more often than not,…

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SAT, Partners Host Young People’s SRHR & COVID-19 Community Awareness Campaign

THE Southern African AIDS Trust (SAT Zimbabwe) together with the Youth Aspire Development Trust (YADT) and the Population Services Zimbabwe (PSZ) yesterday held a full day community awareness campaign in Chitungwiza to sensitize young people and the community on available Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR) services. By Michael Gwarisa In an interview with HealthTimes, SAT Zimbabwe SRHR Youth Officer Vimbai Nyika said the youth hub outreach was aimed at disseminating information on SRHR and COVID-19 since there is a strong intersection between the two components. With the coming…

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