This is why Abortion rights of youths and adolescents matter

Yunah Bvumbwe-Zimbabwe “Say it loud, say it proud.My body, my rights”,one might not see the essence of these words, but to my understanding, our voices as young citizens can be held  collaboratively  to ridicule ideally abuses, negligence and rigid cultures that are not in tandem with what we desire to see.I recently ran across an…

Hope still stands for us!

Yunah Bvumbwe History  is and continues to be our escort-without it, we are blind.Hence, the  past makes the present coherent  and the past will remain horrible for as long as we fail to assess it fairly .Our failures or successes  are as a result of how we react to our  history . My name is…

A week of sport in Mashonaland west

Mashonaland West province  besides it being  a sleeping beaty which prides itself with many tourism resorts    such as the legendary  sleeping pool  ( chirorodziva), kariba dam,  seven  Heroes    shrine  where the first battle of Chimurenga  was fought and also  dubbed as   the  bread-basket of Zimbabwe, has   proved also to be a hospitable home of sport as…

This is how society teaches women and girls not to be competitive

Men have the propensity of feeling threatened by the competitiveness of women. This tendency is arguably supported by Chimamanda Ngozie Adichie a Nigerian novelist when she noted in one of her novels entitled ‘We should all be feminists’ , that “the insecurity that men have when they see women becoming competitive is triggered how boys are…

Change looks beautiful on you, try it!

I see change  as possible. Although history quickly reminds us that people many a times resist it because they fear it brings elements of uncertainty  or shift the dynamics and means of their survival as they  are always not ready  to  change. I’m however a strong believer of the notion that says ” change looks…

Family planning,a panacea to achieving a demographic dividend

As  the  world braces  for the family planning summit scheduled for 11 July 2017 , a lot of issues are  set to  be on the discussion table  ranging from modern family planning  methods ,their safety and other new researchs  that are vital to women’s and girls  health. The summit draws in  policy makers ,donors and…

Gender equality, a pie in the sky?

Gender goes beyond being male or female,it traces down to how men and women have been socially constructed, role playing and issues of power .Gender on its own is difficult because it teaches us ‘what we ought to be, turning a blind eye on who we really are’ . It is therefore clear that gender…

Child marriages leaves young women vulnerable to Fistula

Child marriage isn’t just a violation of girls rights, it leaves them vulnerable to all forms of fistula. A fistula is  a passage or hole that has formed between the two organs in one’s body .Obstetric  fistula  is the major type of fistula  that affects women in developing   Many  young women and old women…

Child marriage and HIV/AIDS impact on young people

 For quit a long time ,efforts to fight against child marriages have been put in place ,laws have been enacted ,Acts were drafted ,but having done all that ,the world need to come up  with a global  minimum age for  marriage which will act  as an important tool  to help those working to dissuade families and…

Why youths should be ambassadors in their countries to end HIV?

If the youths are well equipped to stop AIDS, ending it by 2030 may become a reality. The AIDS  epidemic has created history, for decades  Africa’s economic growth has not accelerated, many educated citizens have fallen prey to AIDS leaving a lot of orphans  vulnerable and crying out loud for help which never came in…

Addressing inequalities and social exclusion that affect HIV reduction.

HIV  is an epidemic that affects all sections of our societies. Although HIV counseling and testing (HCT) is a pivotal component of global HIV prevention and treatment efforts, I strongly believe that  more needs to be done firstly in the area of addressing inequalities  and the absentism of social participation. I always want to echo…