Chiefs in Victoria Falls have joined the crusade to end child marriages by introducing programmes and customary laws which discourages the scourge of teenage marriages.
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Wide spread hunger has been a challenge facing Zimbabwe for almost a decade now and Chivi district in Masvingo province has been recorded as one of the most affected areas.
As she walks down the street, she struggles to take the next step and fears to face the world as she will now be called irresponsible young girl in the community after she fell pregnant while in school.
Karuru, October 26, 2016 – THIRTY-THREE year old Rumbidzai Matara looks older than her age and deeply depressed as she narrates what is troubling her soul.Draped in a white dress, she is a member of Johanne Masowe apostolic sect in Karuru area under Chief Kazangarare situated about 65 kilometers north of Karoi town.
The scourge of child marriages has been a topical issue across the globe lately- with Zimbabwe having its own share of the limelight.
Traditional community leaders in the Midlands province have embarked on progressive measures that are aimed at ending child marriages in their areas of jurisdiction. The development comes amid rising cases of early marriages for the girl child in the rural parts of the country.
Child rights activists and local legislators have called upon the government and the donor community to put together plans to create safe houses for survivors of child marriages and girls who are at risk of becoming child brides.
Martha Mangove (not her real name) dropped out from Nembudziya High School located at Mtora Growth point, last year. She was 15. It was after having been drawn into an early marriage.
SPOTTING a visibly oversized dress that hides a protruding tummy, Lorna (not her real name) joins the long queue of women visiting a local health centre in rural Wedza for maternity check-ups.
Despite being closer to the resort town of Victoria Falls, one of the Seven Wonders of the World and the vast Hwange National game park, most communities in the rural areas of Hwange in Matabeleland North are food insecure and experience grinding poverty.
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