Government & Other Institutions

After the first infections in China at the end of 2019, the Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) has continued to spread across the world. No continent has been able to escape this virus, which has recorded average mortality of around 2.3% (According to the Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention).

Zimbabwe has been in the process of aligning its laws with the 2013 Constitution resulting in the unbundling in 2019 of the Access to Information and Protection

Binga district in Matabeleland North Province, Nsungwale Area, under Chief Sinakoma, experienced heavy rains which resulted in some life threating floods. The floods occurred in the early hours of Monday 10 February 2020.

Increased incidences of droughts, shifting seasons, floods, more hot days and heat waves have made the impacts of climate change and variability more evident.

Following political developments late last year and the coming in of a ‘new administration’ on 24 November 2017 in the country, strong affirmation has been made regarding the irreversibility of the programmes and policies relating to the land reforms of the 2000s and that the principle of reposse

As we continue to reflect on the theme of the Day of the African Child “Leave no child behind for Africa’s development”, we need to go a step further and identify the other groups of children that have been left behind.

A child marriage prevalence rate of 39% has given reason for My Age Zimbabwe Trust to implement the Girls Choose project that is aimed at raising awareness on early and forced marriages as well as creating an enabling environment for the elimination of child and forced marriages in Masvingo Pro

Child Friendly Budgeting Initiative (CFBI) is a fairly new concept in Africa in general and Zimbabwe in particular. The Zimbabwe National Council for the Welfare of Children (ZNCWC) adopted the CFBI in 2014 in an effort to ensure that children’s rights are promoted, respected and fulfilled.

Churches have contributed tremendously to the development of Zimbabwean’s education sector. Before independence, most rural schools that provided education for black students were developed and run by churches through missionary centres.

A sharp voice full of agony and resistance was heard screaming from the next room at the girl’s hostel. Her utterances could not be heard as they were engulfed in her weeping.

The Zimbabwean government has signed the Africa Charter on Democracy, Elections and Governance (ACDEG), a positive step towards making sure the country operates within the dictates of regional instruments.

Divine Foundation Trust (DFT) is dismayed at how young girls in Chiredzi and Mwenezi District face financial challenges that result in them not affording basic sanitary towels. This often leaves them with no choice but to use old rags among other unhygienic alternatives.

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