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International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD)

2019 Marks the 25th year of the implementation 0f the International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD) and its Program of Action (PoA). Instituted in 1994 the ICPD is one of the key platforms that placed sexual and reproductive health and rights amongst other issues as a global priority. According to UNFPA, at the ICPD, diverse views on human rights, population, sexual and reproductive health, gender equality and sustainable development merged into a remarkable global consensus that placed individual dignity and human rights, including the right to plan one’s family, at the......

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Redefining youth platforms

What is a youth platform? Is it one that is constituted by young people? Is it one that is formed and led by young people?  Is it one that examines the issues that are faced by young people? Who is a young person? Is it possible for a non-young person to genuinely come-up with a platform that addresses young people issues? A youth platform should adequately answer all the questions asked above if it is to effectively comprehend and address the issues that are faced by young people. Indeed the real voices......

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Day Of The African Child

[envira-gallery id=”558″] SAYWHAT commemorated the day of the African Child yesterday at Midlands State University under the this years theme: Leave no child behind for Africa’s development. It was a colorful event as young people came dressed in their African attire and the main event was a thrilling debate between the out going NCC and the incoming NCC. #DayOfTheAfricanChild...

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MENSTRUAL HYGIENE DAY

Today we BREAK THE SILENCE, at home, work or school. Support women and girls in your life #MENSTRUATIONMATTERS . We join the world to Celebrate MENSTRUAL HYGIENE DAY. On the 26th of May SAYWHAT Web For Life movement brought together students from a number of colleges to have a discussion on menstrual health issues. Health literacy is important for the young people. Different presentations were made to enhance the understanding of menstruation to the students and young people were done by ZNFPAC, Butterfly Cup and Happy Sky. Every woman and girl can manage her menstruation in a......

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Web For Life Conference 2018

The Web for Life Conference which was graced by Hon Auxillia Mnangagwa, Minister of Women Affairs and Community Development Hon Stembiso G. Nyoni opened an opportunity for Young women to discuss their SRH issues especially those affecting them in colleges. These issues included Sexual harassment, lack of clinics which cater for maternal care, menstrual health among other things. The first lady committed to engaging and helping the female students in their struggles. Young women discussed issues that affect them in institutes of higher learning and in societies. Other points raised in the discussions......

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International Women’s Day 2018: Women and HIV

Atticle by:  Audrey Nosenga Students and Youths Working on Reproductive Health Action Team (SAYWHAT) joins the world in celebrating the International Women’s Day under the theme PressforProgress, The theme of the International Woman’s Day Campaign provides a unified direction to guard and galvanize collective action globally. The theme does not end on International Women’s Day but it’s just a starting point as it builds momentum throughout the whole year. What does this theme mean for women living with HIV in Zimbabwe and around the world? HIV disproportionately affects women and adolescent girls......

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International Woman's Day

The definition of a woman A worker A warrior A champion A leader An inspiration A QUEEN As we join the rest of the world in celebrating women, let us remember that if women are held back from achieving, the rest of the world is held back from developing. If the voices of women are suppressed, then the rest of the worlds cannot speak loudly, clearly or truthfully. If the hopes of women are destroyed then we have destroyed the hope of generations to come. Let us therefore work together to #PressForProgress......

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Thigh For A Mark

The irony of the scourge of sexual harassment at institutions of higher learning is that it reflects how young women are disempowered in environments that are meant to empower them and prepare them for a future as significant contributors to the development of their nations. As pervasive as sexual harassment is in colleges and as much as measures have been put in place to address the problem, it is still associated with silence and shame, particularly for the victims. Sexual harassment often goes unspoken, survivors do not receive the help they need......

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Human Rights of LGBTI People

All people, regardless of their sexual orientation,  or gender identity and sex characteristics, should be able to fully enjoy their human rights. LGBTI people are not asking for special rights, but want to live free of discrimination and achieve full equality and be able to enjoy human rights without discrimination. The principle of non-discrimination is firmly inscribed in international human rights law, the European Human Rights Convention and the EU treaties.  The treaty bodies, as well as the European Human Rights Court and the European Court of Justice have repeatedly affirmed that......

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Universal and indivisible human rights

It would be easy to pit the rights of one group against the rights of another. For example, opponents of marriage equality argue that it diminishes the rights of religious believers. Or opponents of reproductive choice argue that it affects the “rights” of foetuses or embryos. This is a false distinction. National and European courts repeatedly rule that the beliefs or rights of one group cannot be used to justify restricting the rights of another. This is why our members stand firmly for the rights of all to be respected. Sexual and reproductive health......

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