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August 27, 2015

Education key to ending child marriage in Rural Areas

EDUCATION is key in the fight against early child marriages, especially in remote or rural areas. With awareness campaigns by organizations like Real Open Opportunities for Transformation Support (ROOTS), the rural community is being enriched with enough knowledge about early, forced and child marriages. ROOTS advocates for economic and social justice and the organization is […]

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August 31, 2015

SADC PF holds a dialogue on child marriage laws

The Southern African Development Community Parliamentary Forum (SADC-PF) and AWEPA hosted the Parliamentary Dialogue on Child Laws in Johannesburg South Africa on the 3rd and 4th of February. The objective of the dialogue was to sensitize the Members of SADC-PF to the issue of child marriage and its consequences. A further goal was to convince […]

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August 30, 2016

SADC: Reverse Downward Slide on Rights

(Johannesburg) – The Southern African Development Community (SADC) should take concrete steps to improve respect for human rights among its 15 member countries. SADC heads of state will meet on August 30-31, 2016, in Mbabane, Swaziland, for SADC’s 36th Summit. “Political repression and disregard for basic rights characterized several SADC countries over the past year,” […]

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September 6, 2016

Poverty Eradication key in ending Child Marriage

“It is better we get our daughters married off quickly. We cannot even look after ourselves properly, how will we take care of them?”A Teenage Wasteland This is the scenario for many families in Zimbabwe who are living below the poverty datum line and existing on a $1 or less per day.  Girls living in […]

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October 10, 2017

ROOTS commemorates International Day of the Girl Child

The International Day of the Girl Child 2017 commemorations signaled the birth of a renewed effort of empowering adolescent girls and young women with self-pride. The celebrations were premised on offering mentorship, adequate sexual reproductive health rights information, career guidance and moral support. The ability to show girls and young women that their contributions to […]

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November 10, 2017

Safe Abortion: An Urgent need for women!

The Right Here Right Now Zimbabwe’s (RHRNzw) efforts towards the achievement of the review of the Termination of Pregnancy Act its prioritization, finalization and implementation by 2020 saw ROOTS in October 2017 embarking on the awareness raising around termination of pregnancy act in Dzivarasekwa targeting young women, parliamentarians and the community at large. Despite the […]

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December 10, 2017

Climate Change, GBV and Child Marriage!

Planting trees is one of the easiest and most sustainable ways to positively affect the environment. The planting of new trees is integral in reducing global warming as trees play an important role of removing carbon dioxide CO2 in the atmosphere via the process of photosynthesis. Therefore trees are important in combating climate change as […]

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December 21, 2017

Child Brides participation at SARSYC

Child marriage is an issue that has contributed to the slow process of development in Africa and to the achievement of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) now Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). In Africa over 39% of girls are married before they reach the age of 18, depriving them of their childhood, their rights to education, […]

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December 27, 2017

365 Days of Activism Against GBV

The 16 days of Activism against Gender Based Violence saw the CultureACTIONs program implementing a GBV awareness road show in Ward 14 Heyshort Farm and Ward 22 Jumbo. The road shows were meant to sensitize the communities of the importance of a peaceful homestead free from the vices of emotional, physical, emotional and economic abuse […]

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January 27, 2018

Tackling GBV through the Laundry Cafe Model

The laundry Café concept was launched at Heyshott Football Grounds in celebration of the International Women’s Day. The laundry café acted as a platform for women to share their insights, grievances and solutions to the GBV problem whilst showcasing their gender role. The event was supported by the District administration, Traditional leader Chief Makope, Ministry […]

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Training of community cadres: Champions for Change

The 23rd and the 24th of January 2018 saw the training of the CultureACTIONs GBV Facilitators who were enrolled in a two-day GBV Training Workshop at Mazowe Hotel. The training was premised on building sustainable community actions through the equipping of ward level GBV community facilitators with the requisite skills to impact the community with […]

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February 27, 2018

Catch them young: Our in-school programme

The Launch of the Culture ACTIONs Creative Art Clubs at Shingirirai High School and Cranham Secondary School on the 19th and 20th of February 2018 respectively was warmly received by the school administration, Ministry of Primary and Secondary School District Officials and the students at large. The thematic display of creative African art expressed in […]

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