Lest we forget: DAC 2015

Posted on August 31, 2015

Dialogue is essential in ending practices, norms and attitudes around child marriage. Today (16 June 2015), ROOTS team commemorated the Day of the African Child with more than 300 community members from David Small Farm, Shamva. We discussed practical solutions to end child marriage at the mining community. “We have the power to end child marriage, we need to value our girls and send them to school” said the community chairperson. Several activities were conducted

Edu-tainment galore at Nyava Street Bash

Posted on August 31, 2015

Danny recounts the ROOTS street bash at Nyava Growth Point … EDU-TAINMENT GALORE AT NYAVA By Danny Nyamushamba Edu-tainment is an influential tool in various campaigns. On the 11th of July 2015 ROOTS held a street bash at Nyava Growth Point in Bindura. The main objective of the street bash was to educate the community on sexual and reproductive health. Issues addressed at Nyava included the need: To improve access and utilization of SRHR services
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 them to take action within their respective Parliaments. to condemn Child Marriage as a violation of girls’ rights. Loveness Mudzuru,
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 campaigning against early marriages. Currently we are focusing on rural and remote areas in Mashonaland Central. On the day of


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