Key Correspondents report on gender and development by documenting what life is like for women facing domestic violence, some of whom are also living with HIV, TB and other health issues. Stories range from the rights of women rebuilding their lives and their health after suffering violence to mothers who have experienced and overcome stigma and abandonment after developing maternal health complications during childbirth such as fistula.
Key Correspondents also highlight the connection between human rights and health by documenting the impact violence and discrimination have on LGBT by telling individual stories of struggle and empowerment and by documenting grass roots campaigns and community action.
The commemoration of the 16 Days of Activism against gender based violence was marred by apathy as only ten institutions plus ruling party the Patriotic Front Women’s Group turned up for an event in Livingstone to mark the campaign. more
In an interview ahead of the 2012 16 Days Campaign against gender based violence, which begins this Sunday (25 November), Pascal Mulenga, president of the Zambia Union of the Blind, said some blind men are being battered by their wives but the police are taking the cases lightly. more
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. more
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 against domestic violence in Zimbabwe. more
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 involved in community outreach programmes. more
Going for labour is something women look at with great anticipation and mixed emotions. There also exist some unconventional practices which are attempted in various settings presumably to induce labour. more
As part of the Gender Challenge Initiative, Southern Africa HIV and AIDS Information Dissemination Service (SAfAIDS) with support from the Research Triangle Institute, has hosted a one day, national dialogue on gender, gender based violence (GBV) and HIV. more
More than 30 women from Gokwe district, Zimbabwe have been trained in data collection in order to diffuse the’ fear factor’ informants experience when taking part in health research. more