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.
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
Many women in Zimbabwe face numerous challenges accessing identity documents. These challenges range from unaffordable charges, difficult attitude of the employees at the registry offices and bureaucratic hurdles. more
The inhumane treatment of female prisoners, especially pregnant inmates, in local prisons has been bemoaned by a prominent Zimbabwean Pastor. more
Thirty two years after independence Zimbabwean women are still lagging behind when it comes to the occupation of positions in local authorities. more
When the African Union (AU) declared 2010-2020 as African women decade, many of us dismissed it as another cheap politicking by the African body or another money making spree by some pretenders. more
Christians should discuss how the church can contribute more towards addressing church members’ diverse HIV and AIDS needs and stopping maternal death, argues KC Robert Tapfumaneyi. more
KC Deusdedit Ruhangariyo reports on Dr. Mahmoud F. Fathalla’s moving defence of a women’s sexual and reproductive health rights. more