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

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


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