Articles tagged 'girls'

Govt ups ante on cervical cancer 15 May 2018 HARARE - Government has commenced the Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) vaccinations which are targeting 800 000 girls as part of its concerted effort to fight cervical cancer. The vaccine which was first introduced in 2014 and piloted in Beitbridge and Marondera targets girls between the ages of 10...
Let's double efforts to end violence against women, girls 7 December 2017 HARARE - The 16 Days of Activism Against Gender Based Violence comes against a back drop of increased media focus, thanks to more women that are survivors of gender based violence (GBV) speaking openly about their experiences. This is an opportune time to double our efforts to end violence aga...
'Girls on birth control unwisely skip condoms' 2 April 2017 MUTARE - High school girls are using birth control at an alarming rate and are less likely to use condoms, making them vulnerable to sexually transmitted infections (STIs), researchers say. Zimbabwe National Family Planning Council (ZNFPC) provincial communication and marketing officer Daniel ...
Girl, 9, flees husband, 78 13 October 2015 MARALAL - Singing and dancing as she performs in a school assembly, Younis looks for all the world like a typical Kenyan teenager, with a beaming smile and a grey and maroon uniform. There's little outward clue to the trauma she's already been through in her 13 short years. When she was just n...
Royal College host girls rugby tourney 18 June 2015 HARARE - Zimbabwe's top rugby playing girls’ schools are set to converge at Royal College this weekend for the third edition of Under-16 girls’ Rugby Invitational Tournament. Defending champions Vinona High School will be hoping to carry their form from last year which saw them beating Mabvuku...
100 Chingwizi school girls pregnant 27 July 2014 MASVINGO - Over 100 school girls at Masvingo’s Chingwizi camp between the ages of 10 and 12 are believed to have fallen pregnant in the recent past. Progressive Teachers Union of Zimbabwe (PTUZ) has blamed the alarming pregnancies of the young girls at the transit camp on the terrible living c...
Govt to vaccinate girls against cervical cancer 30 January 2014 HARARE - Government will this year roll out a cancer vaccination pilot project for girls over nine years of age. Benard Madzima, director of reproductive and family health in the ministry of Health and Child Care, told a news conference in Harare yesterday that the project, which commences in ...