In the words of Nelson Mandela they can be no keener revelation on a society’s soul than the way it treats its children but when takes a closer look at some of the harmful traditional and cultural customs performed by the Nyau culture popularly known as Zvigure and the Chinamwari traditional customs which all trace back their roots to Malawi leaves a lot not to be desired as they have become dangerous proponents of child
THE Ministry of Health and Child Care is trying to come up with strategies to ensure that sanitary ware is available to rural women after revelations that more than 60 percent of the women have no access to sanitary ware, resulting in some female pupils missing about five days of school a month.   Deputy Minister for Health and Child Care, Cde Aldrin Musiiwa said his ministry has received information from the Ministry of Women’s
The Constitutional Court of Zimbabwe on January 20, 2016 outlawed marriages or unions for anyone below the age of 18 years. The groundbreaking ruling follows a case that was lodged on the 14th of January 2015 by ROOTS and Veritas seeking an order barring child marriages or unions of/ with children below the  age of 18. ROOTS, together with Veritas supported two child brides Loveness Mudzuru and Ruvimbo Tsopodzi and through prominent lawyer Tendai Biti

Ending Child Marriage in Zimbabwe

Posted on September 2, 2015

ROOTS embarked on The Not Ripe for Marriage campaign to end child marriages in Zimbabwe in November 2014. The overall objectives of the campaign were to build a movement of people with increased awareness on child marriages and committed to end the practice, influence change in the policy environment and advocate for legislative review and realignment of the customary law and marriage act to be pegged at the same age as the Legal Age of

Engaging men to end child marriage

Posted on August 31, 2015

ROOTS will be hosting men’s symposiums in Seke, Marange, Bindura and Bulawayo as part of its multi-pronged strategy to end child marriages in Zimbabwe. We are engaging male counterparts in their different capacities as fathers, uncles, brothers and also perpetrators of sexual violence against girls. In most cases of child marriage occurrences; it is usually men who sanction such processes. ROOTS embarked on the Not Ripe for Marriage Campaign in August 2014 and have to


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