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By Melissa Chekwa

Rejoice Ncube (19) is pregnant. She recently left school and has no immediate plans of getting married. When she discovered that she was three months pregnant, she says she knew that her time under her parents’ roof was over.

“In our culture, when a girls falls pregnant…


By Bekezela Mguni

Bianca Moyo (19) says she got pregnant at the age of 14. Her boyfriend, who was then 19 years denied paternity and left her to shoulder the burden of caring for the pregnancy and the child on her own. …


By Julia Ndlela

Life at university is mostly characterised by lots of homework, lectures and projects. However, many students remember university life as the best time of their lives because of the freedom to attend parties and meeting new friends. …


By Lubalethu Ndlovu

Growing up in the sprawling Cowdry Park suburb, west of Bulawayo metropolitan province, Andile Sayi (20), a budding writer says when she was growing up, she felt that she was often misunderstood and that her voice was not heard or considered.

‘The book of Anon’ was written…


By Melissa Chekwa

Jubilant Chifamba (19) is three months pregnant and has never been able to see a gynaecologist or to register her pregnancy for pre-natal care at the local clinic. …


By Lubalethu Ndlovu

Memory Nzula (24) of Iminyela suburb in western Bulawayo says as the country draws close to the national elections in 2023, the free participation of women and girls continue to be compromised by the dominant patriarchal system in the country.

Memory says the different roles that women…


By Melissa Chekwa

The life we experienced when we were small girls is no longer the same anymore. The crisis bedevilling Zimbabwe’s public transport system is creating morale predicament for women and girls. …


By Lubalethu Ndlovu

Jesca Mudzimu (23), a first time mother from Cowdray Park suburb in Bulawayo, says at a time when many young mothers are stopping giving their children breast milk early because of commitments, she will continue to breast feed her baby until she gets to two years.

Zimbabwe…


By Julia Ndlela

Zimbabwe has experienced some notable natural disasters such as droughts, flooding and pandemics such as HIV and the current Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. These natural disasters have exposed the vulnerability of women and girls compared to men.

Matron Ncube (17) is a girl who resides in the dusty…


By Lubalethu Ndlovu

Andile Sayi (20), a dancer from Cowdray Park suburb in Bulawayo says online spaces are increasingly becoming unsafe for women and girls. Andile is a victim of distasteful comments posted on her social media platforms and she says some of the comments depressed her.

The prevailing lockdown…

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