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5 March 2020

Inspired by others, male sex worker pushes for key populations' rights

Lawrence Phiri is the director of Zimbabwe Rainbow Community (ZRC) a male sex worker led organization in Zimbabwe. He was born on the 1st of November 1987 in Gweru. Here is his story. I became... Read more

19 December 2019

“Parent to Child Communication (PCC) helped me open up about my status”

Hurungwe - When Winney Mukoreka (57), of Rufaro Farm in Hurungwe - Mashonaland West province, discovered that she was HIV positive in 2013 – she knew she wanted to share her status with her children... Read more

13 December 2019

"We just wanted to save life," Cyclone Idai Nurse

Chimanimani - When cyclone Idai hit the eastern part of Zimbabwe, on 15 and 16 March 2019, Chimanimani and Chipinge districts in Manicaland Province were the most affected and hardest-hit.  The... Read more

6 December 2019
Press Release

European Union, partners launch Mobile One Stop Centre campaigns under the Spotlight Initiative

Harare, Zimbabwe, 06 December, 2019 –  In the 16 days of Activism Against Gender Based Violence period the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) and the Government of Zimbabwe with the support of... Read more

19 November 2019

Zim pledges to halve maternal mortality rate

Nairobi- ZIMBABWE has pledged to cut by half its maternal mortality from 651 to 325 per 100 000 live births by 2030. This commitment was revealed at the ongoing International Conference on Population... Read more

18 October 2019

Spotlight Initiative raises awareness of gender-based violence among peer educators in Zimbabwe

MANICALAND, Zimbabwe—At the vocational training centre where he is studying, there is “a lot of abuse” in the form of sexual harassment, often perpetrated by young men, says Elijah Chipise, 20. “... Read more

27 August 2019

Ingidzai Chawasarirai’s story: “Sista2Sista mentorship club gave me a second chance in life”

Ingidzai Chawasarira (24) became a mother at the age of 14 after dropping out of school. ‘I gave birth to my first born in 2010 when I was 14 after dropping out of school. I was shy to associate... Read more

26 August 2019

Lilian’s story: “I was raped and left for dead in the bush”

Twenty-four (24) year old Lilian Dube was raped and left for dead by three men.  The eldest in a family of 6, Lilian had dropped out of school and resorted to selling sex to help her mother take care... Read more

23 August 2019

"Sista2Sista helped me get my life back on track"

Vimbai Shumba is 18 years old. When she failed her Ordinary Level (O’ Levels) exams in 2016, she thought her aspiration to go back to school and study again had reached a dead end. Her father had... Read more

23 August 2019

A tale of two generations surviving rape

Eighteen- year old Thandeka Sithole (not her real name) is survivor of rape and a product of rape. She was conceived as a result of incest after her mother was raped by one of her uncles. The abuse... Read more