Category: Gender

Women and sexual minorities including sex workers, men who have sex with men and LGBT people often face stigma and discrimination. This can lead to an acceptance of harmful practices including gender-based violence and sexual risk taking, which impacts on health.

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Southern Zambia records 505 cases of gender based violence

The commemoration of the 16 Days of Activism against gender based violence was marred by apathy as only ten institutions plus ruling party the Patriot ...

16 Days Campaign: Gender based violence and disability

In an interview ahead of the 2012 16 Days Campaign against gender based violence, which begins this Sunday (25 November), Pascal Mulenga, president of ...

16 days of action against gender based violence: time to speak out!

As the eyes of the world turn to the issue of gender based violence now is a great time to post stories on this topic. ...

Domestic violence: still a private matter in Zimbabwe

When the Domestic Violence Act came into being in 2007 it was held as one of the most progressive laws for the advancement of women in the fight again ...

Full attendance from men at antenatal and under fives’ clinic in rural Choma

This week has been an interesting one for me. Being a volunteer at the District Aids taskforce of Choma in Zambia I have had the privilege to be invol ...

Unconventional labour practices

Going for labour is something women look at with great anticipation and mixed emotions. There also exist some unconventional practices which are attem ...

To what extent are our gender initiatives informed by evidence?

As part of the Gender Challenge Initiative, Southern Africa HIV and AIDS Information Dissemination Service (SAfAIDS) with support from the Research Tr ...

Local Gokwe women trained as researchers to reduce the ‘fear factor’

More than 30 women from Gokwe district, Zimbabwe have been trained in data collection in order to diffuse the’ fear factor’ informants experience when ...

The challenge Zimbabwe women face accessing identity documents

Many women in Zimbabwe face numerous challenges accessing identity documents. These challenges range from unaffordable charges, difficult attitude of ...

Female prisoners in Zimbabwe ‘denied human rights’

The inhumane treatment of female prisoners, especially pregnant inmates, in local prisons has been bemoaned by a prominent Zimbabwean Pastor. ...
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