Statistics indicate that, one under 16 girl, is raped every 2 hrs in Zimbabwe

Statistics indicate that, one under 16  girl, is raped every 2 hrs in Zimbabwe

AT least one girl below the age of 16 years is raped every two hours in Zimbabwe, statistics have shown, amid widespread concerns over the escalating numbers of child marriages being recorded throughout the country. Data obtained from the National Aids Council (Nac) Gender and Workplace department, shows that an average of 392 female juveniles were sexually abused monthly last year, translating to an average of 13 girls having been raped daily. The data which…

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Woman testifies on how she lost, sight and got HIV in gang rape by five ‘Zanu-PF’ supporters

Woman testifies on how she lost, sight   and got HIV in  gang rape by five ‘Zanu-PF’ supporters

A 40-YEAR-OLD Buhera MDC-T follower has been condemned to living the rest of her life with the dreaded HIV which she contracted during a gang rape by five Zanu-PF supporters on the eve of the bloody presidential run-off election 2008.She was being punished for daring to support “the enemy”. The lean framed Christine Tinorirashe revealed her life-changing experience in front of hundreds of people, among them fellow political violence victims, who thronged Harare’s Anglican Cathedral,…

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‘ 70,000 illegal abortions per year in Zimbabwe, despite the risk of a five-year jail term’

‘ 70,000 illegal abortions per year  in Zimbabwe, despite the risk of a five-year jail term’

BULAWAYO: The death of a 15-year-old Zimbabwean schoolgirl during an apparent botched abortion this month has spurred calls for stronger efforts to prevent teenage pregnancies and unsafe terminations. Health campaigners say the girl’s death in a Bulawayo township highlights the inadequate sexual and antenatal health care available to teenagers, whose parents are reluctant to accept they are sexually active. School authorities and local media have reported cases ranging from schoolgirls giving birth in school grounds…

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Zimbabwe’s sangomas (traditional healers’, claim to be entitled to medical aid remittances

Zimbabwe’s sangomas (traditional healers’,  claim to be entitled to medical aid remittances

Zimbabwe National Practitioners Association (ZINPA), an organisation which represents the interests of traditional healers, herbalists and faith healers, wants its patients to start using medical aid facilities when seeking their services.ZINPA said they will soon engage the Minister of Health and Child Care, Dr David Parirenyatwa, over the matter.The association’s president, Friday Chisanyu, said traditional and faith healers were demanding the same recognition accorded to medical practitioners and other modern health care practitioners since they…

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