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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 1, 2019

ROOTS Pads

On Menstrual Hygiene Day ROOTS coincidentally was at the Dutch embassy to present our pads hamper to the Ambassador; Barbara van Hellemond. The Netherlands Embassy donated the machine that our community girls who are child brides from Shamva community use to make the pads. This project is an innovation that is aiming to create employment […]

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AYP Dialogues in Mashonaland Central

Since June ROOTS has hosted AYP (Adolescents and Young People) dialogues in Mash Central. This was a community dialogue for our Bindura AYP. We discussed Access to SRH services in Bindura, peer pressure and possible solutions to challenges faced by AYP on SRH in Bindura. The dialogues have drawn large numbers from the youth and […]

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SARSYC, Zambia

Roots under RHRN in July attended the Southern African Regional Students and Youth Conference (SARSYC) in Zambia with the theme Plan,prioritize and prevent. Today we had a side session on concerted advocacy for SRHR for young people. The conference calls for the prioritization of key populations amongst the youth constituency. These are students in institutions […]

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Day of the African Child Celebrations

The Day of the African Child (DAC) is commemorated in June every year continues to raise awareness on the rights of the children. Mazowe District celebrated the day on the 27th of June at Shingirirai High School in support of the rights of children through denouncing the societal scourge of marrying children under the age […]

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AYP Discussions on Cam

For many of young, the onset of adolescence brings not only changes to their bodies but also new vulnerabilities to human rights abuses, particularly in the arenas of sexuality, marriage and childbearing. Millions of girls are coerced into unwanted sex or marriage, putting them at risk of unwanted pregnancies, unsafe abortions, sexually transmitted infections (STIs) […]

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August 5, 2019

Culture Actions Climate Change Awareness Activities in Mash Central

Under Culture Actions, ROOTS has been working towards enhanced capacities of communities to actively promote climate change awareness and environmental sustainability. The following activities have been carried out this year: 1.Climate Change Sessions (out of school) Here most activities targeted climate change pillar, therefore all out of school sessions conducted were mainly focusing on climate […]

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Commemoration of the Day of the African Child

On the 27th of June this year we hosted a successful late Commemoration of the Day of the African Child in Mazowe. Such beautiful performances from students from Shingirirayi and Cranham School. We were surprised by one of our partners, ZISAF with their exchange program students from South Africa who showcased some lovely cultural dances. […]

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ROOTS AYP Bloggers and Podcasters training

On Saturday the 13th ROOTS had ROOTS AYP Bloggers and Podcasters training in Harare. The event was an exciting one and our AYP learnt a lot about SRHR, Podcasting and Blogging and we closed off with an award giving ceremony. Performances from Team Illusion definitely made the event unforgetable Special thank you to all the […]

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August 7, 2019

All about Period Pain

The technical term for period pain is dysmenorrhoea. It derives from an ancient Greek expression which literally means ‘difficult monthly flow’. Around 80% of women experience period pain at some stage in their lifetime. You can suffer from period pain from your early teens right up to the menopause. Most women experience some discomfort during […]

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