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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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March 10, 2018

From girls to women: gender-based violence across the life course

Every 10 minutes, somewhere in the world, an adolescent girl dies as a result of violence. While violence in various forms is a risk and reality across the life course, the gendered profile of violence becomes even more pronounced as girls reach adolescence; yet a gap continues to exist between child protection initiatives and adult-focused […]

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March 27, 2018

Traditional and Religious Leaders Indaba

Traditional and Religious Leaders Indaba was a platform for leaders to discuss GBV issues that affect areas of their jurisdiction. The event was held at Mazowe Rural District Council Tsungubvi Board Room on the 16th March 2018. The indaba sought to sensitize stakeholders, traditional and religious leaders on the need to review retrogressive social norms […]

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My Dignity! ROOTS promoting Menstrual Health among young women in Rural Communities

  The Provincial International Women’s Day celebrations were held at Shamva Country Club a day which coincided with the commissioning of a sanitary pad making machine from the Embassy of Netherlands Ambassador Barbra Van Helmond. The day ran under theme economic posterity for women as several speakers which included Provincial Development Officer, Minister of State […]

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April 10, 2018

ROOTS hands over sanitary pad making machine to child brides in Shamva

Women empowerment organisation, Roots in partnership with Netherlands Embassy in Zimbabwe donated a sanitary pad making machine to women in Shamva as part of the empowerment agenda. The donation was part of the district’s belated commemorations of International Women’s Day.

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April 27, 2018

Climate Change, GBV and Child Marriage: Exploring the nexus

The 1st of February 2018 witnessed the Field Day of the Culture ACTIONs Climate Change Risk Adaptation Planning and Resilience Training at Cranham Community Shade (Ward 31). The day was facilitated by the Southern Alliance For Indigenous Resources (SAFIRE) to engage the community in climate risk management were current and future climate risks and their […]

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October 10, 2018

Getting “ready for red” with Sassy pads – ROOTS pads making project in progress

As Real Open Opportunities for Transformation Support we have an exciting project where we are partnering with women the Shamva community to produce pads that are cheaper than those on the current market to enable the ordinary woman in local rural communities to access quality yet affordable sanitary wear. The project was made possible through […]

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National Symposium on Safe Abortion

Roots, with the support of the Right Here Right Now (RHRN) Platform hosted a National Symposium on safe abortion on the 12th of September at the Bronte Hotel. RHRN is a consortium of 11 youth led and youth serving organization committed to young people’s access to young people’s effective access to sexual reproductive health rights. […]

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Men2Men:Developing a Participatory SBCC Toolkit for Engaging Men and Boys as partners in addressing Gender Based Violence and SRHR issues facing child brides

Developing a Participatory SBCC Toolkit for Engaging Men and Boys as partners in addressing Gender Based Violence and SRHR issues facing child brides was the name and aim of this project being implemented by ROOTS and Bridges of Hope Training. The project kicked off to a great start in Bindura South District. Involvement of facilitators […]

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Men2Men Community Dialogues

Men2Men Dialogues Under the project Men 2 Men: Engaging Men and Boys as partners in addressing Gender Based Violence and SRHR issues facing child brides; ROOTS had several community dialogues in five local communities during the month of September. The community dialogues were held in Wards 8& 11 Bindura district with trained facilitators on the […]

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October 18, 2018

World Contraception Day Commemorations

World Contraception Day takes place on September 26th every year. The day’s mission is to improve awareness of all contraceptive methods available and enable young people to make informed choices on their sexual and reproductive health.As ROOTS we commemorated World Contraception Day at Maizelands Farm, Bindura. This initiative is part of our efforts through the […]

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