The time to discuss unsafe abortions has never been more urgent in Zimbabwe, where nearly all abortions are clandestine and approximately 40 percent of these abortions result in complications such as severe bleeding, infection and even death. Though the exact figures of women and girls who have died from unsafe abortions is not known, a study showed that abortions are the fifth leading cause of pregnancy-related deaths in Zimbabwe. The situation is made worse by

All about Period Pain

Posted on August 7, 2019

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 menstruation, especially on the first day. But in 5% to 10% of women the pain is severe enough to disrupt
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 young people who showed up, our trainers: Tinashe Bonde Gondai R Bangidza, our facilitators: Karen Whitney Maturure, Junior Chirikuutsi Gambura,
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. We continue to advocate for the rights of Children, also emphasising issues around quality education. Thank you to everyone who
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 change. Ward 14 & 31 reported well on sessions’ conduction however, there were challenges in mobilizing community members in ward


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