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Inter-censal demographic surveys are carried out five years after a decennial Population and Housing Census. The 2017 ICDS was therefore carried out five years after the 2012 Population Census to update data collected during the census as well as kick start preparations for the 2022 Population Census. Although the Government of Zimbabwe will implement all the 17 SDG goals as they are deemed to be important to the country, in terms of focus and prioritisation, ten of these were adopted. ZIMSTAT, as the Agency responsible for the production of official statistics is mandated to provide data for monitoring the prioritised SDGs through its routine surveys and censuses. 

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Recognising that reproductive health choices, and actions in fulfilling the same, are not made in a socio-economic vacuum, this manual moves from providing information on sexual and reproductive health and prevention of HIV as well as sexual and gender based violence, to providing the young women with life skills such as self-awareness, problem-solving strategies, and communication. These skills will enhance the girls’ and young women’s ability in decision making not only about their reproductive health, but for other important life choices. To that end, the manual has been updated and in addition to introducing the girls and young women to the concepts of financial management, social and livelihoods skills are now included.

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Using this manual, trained community leaders will facilitate community dialogue sessions that empower communities with the knowledge they need to make healthy decisions and to engage in discussions related to solving issues that affect them at community level.   The manual is interactive, equipping both the facilitator and the participants with new information and skills.  Providing information and education is only one component of influencing an individual to change behaviour. 

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Community based youth leaders or mentors will deliver the manual as the main resource to engage young people by providing them with correct information, challenging them to look at their own attitudes and behaviours, helping them to develop the skills they need to adopt health behaviours and to remain safe. While it is recognised that changing an individual’s behaviour remains the responsibility of that individual, creating an environment that supports and encourages positive behaviour change requires effort and commitment from a multitude of players. The Community Health Workers (CHWs) as mentors in the CSE groups are key agents in this endeavour. However, the group members are also key contributors to building change in their own and their fellow group members’ lives. Providing information and education is only one component of infl uencing change of an individual’s behaviour.

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The Social and Behaviour Change Communication (SBCC) Programme is consistent with the National Health Strategy for Zimbabwe 2016-2020, the Zimbabwe National Family Planning Strategy (ZNFPS) 2016-2020, the Extended Zimbabwe National HIV and AIDS Strategic Plan (ZNASP) 2015-2020, the National Adolescent and Youth Sexual and Reproductive Health (ASRH) Strategy II: 2016-2020, and the Zimbabwe National Gender Based Violence Strategy 2012-2015. The overall goal of the SBCC Programme is to contribute to improving sexual and reproductive health through reducing the incidence of maternal morbidity and mortality among women, cervical cancer, HIV and SGBV. This will ultimately contribute to Ministry of Health and Child Care's vision “to have the highest possible level of health and quality of life for all Zimbabweans”. The programme will also promote attainment of the Zimbabwe Agenda for Sustainable Socio-Economic Transformation (ZimAsset) and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). 

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In today’s world, gaps in wealth have grown shockingly wide. Billions of people linger at the bottom, denied their human rights and prospects for a better life. At the top, resources and privileges accrue at explosive rates, pushing the world ever further from the vision of equality embodied in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
 
This year's State of World Population Report Worlds Apart delves into the effect these inequalities have on women and girls' reproductive health. 
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Family Planning in Zimbabwe 

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This report is produced by Office of the Resident Coordinator in Zimbabwe in collaboration with humanitarian partners. It covers the period from January - April 2017.

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Zimbabwe has appealed for assistance after declaring floods a national disaster. Almost 250 people have been killed and about 2,000 people have been left homeless, with around 900 people displaced to a camp in Tsholostho in Matabeleland North. Much of the heavy rains received over the past month can be attributed to Tropical Cyclone DINEO, which crossed southern and western Zimbabwe as a powerful storm system in mid-February. Special Cabinet Committee has raised $14.5 million of the $100 million required to repair extensive infrastructure damage, including to roads, bridges, schools and clinics. Assessments are ongoing as humanitarian partners consider redirecting the current drought response as well as mobilizing additional
resources. Multi-sectoral life-saving response activities are ongoing in the worst affected districts. Rains are expected to continue until April.
 
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