Articles tagged 'sex'

Concern over sexual consent age 25 September 2017 HARARE - While the move to enact a Bill enforcing punitive mandatory sentencing for rapists and sexual abuse perpetrators has been widely embraced, legislators have raised concern over its inability to address the issue of the age of sexual consent, which stakeholders argue is crucial in curbing ...
'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 ...
Granny, 78, nabbed over lover's 'murder' 29 March 2017 HARARE - A married 78-year-old woman, who had sex in the bush with her 65-year-old boyfriend before allegedly murdering him by pulling his privates after an altercation, has been dragged to the High Court facing murder charges. Meddas Hamadziripi, from Pfungwe, ran out of luck in 2015 after sh...
Mujuru cornered over sex allegations 23 February 2017 HARARE - Expelled Zimbabwe People First (ZPF) elders — Rugare Gumbo and Didymus Mutasa — have threatened to sue the party's interim leader Joice Mujuru (pictured) for allegedly making “defamatory” sexual remarks against them, unless she publicly apologises. A fortnight ago, Mujuru accused the ...
Children's sex book causes stir 22 February 2017 JAKARTA - A children's book is at the centre of a controversy in Indonesia because it teaches children about masturbation. A photo of the book - I Learn to Control Myself, written by Fita Chakra - has spread across social media since Monday, sparking a discussion online about sexual education ...
'Don't give condoms to pupils' 17 February 2017 HARARE - Health minister David Parirenyatwa has said it is not yet time to provide condoms in schools but strengthen sex education. This comes as adolescents have become a key population in the treatment of HIV, as infections are rising among the age group. “We still insist on delaying sexu...
The evolution of the sugar daddy 17 April 2016 HARARE - Back in the day, sexual relations between young women and older men in exchange for financial support was frowned upon — with local playwright Agnes Kuda Gwatiringa even penning a hit drama series on the phenomenon called Asi Chii Nhai? However, times have evolved and technology has a...
Empower sex workers — MP 8 April 2016 HARARE - Zanu PF Epworth MP Zalerah Makari says government ministries must help sex workers to set up businesses for them to be self-sufficient, if the country is to meet one of the United Nations goals to end HIV and Aids by 2030. Makari's remarks come amid an increase in the number of sex wo...
Tomana not fit for purpose 23 June 2015 LONDON - In any civilised society, Prosecutor-General Johannes Tomana would have, of his own accord, resigned or been sacked. It is not surprising that his comments which seemed to condone child marriages would have, to use an exclusively Zimbabwean media lexical invention, “torched a storm”. ...
Con-Court outlaws hookers' arrests 28 May 2015 HARARE - The Constitutional Court has outlawed the police's dragnet operations targeting women soliciting for sex. This followed an application filed by nine suspected prostitutes who challenged their arrest and prosecution, claiming their right to liberty had been infringed. Following thei...
'104m condoms distributed annually' 22 May 2015 HARARE - At least 104 million condoms were distributed in Zimbabwe last year alone, the National Aids Council (Nac) has revealed. Amon Mpofu, Nac monitoring and evaluation director, said although the distribution figures were high, the organisation could not ascertain that they were used. “...
Abortion on rise at universities 11 May 2015 HARARE - Ashley Shamba (not real name) is due to graduate in December, she is the first to acquire a degree in her family and naturally she is expected to make a significant financial contribution soon but that dream may be shattered as she is now pregnant. Ashley's family expects her to assis...
MPs want condoms in schools 16 March 2015 HARARE - Legislators last week rallied for the distribution of condoms at schools, calling upon relevant authorities to swallow the bitter pill and accept that children are now engaging in sex at a tender age. As the debate on condoms distribution at schools rages on, the Parliamentary Portfol...
80 million condoms distributed in 2014 3 March 2015 HARARE - At least 80 million condoms were distributed under the national programme last year, the Zimbabwe National Family Planning Council (ZNFPC) has revealed. The condoms cost $25 million. ZNFPC, a parastatal mandated to coordinate, implement and monitor the provision of integrated sexual r...
Pastors fall into sexual immorality 2 March 2015 HARARE - Most people have rooted their faith in “men of God” with the belief that they possess supernatural powers and are closer to God. Some believe they possess the ability to solve all of their problems. Women flock to churches in larger numbers than men. And consequently, they have oft...
Condoms sales surge as S. Korean court decriminalises adultery 26 February 2015 SEOUL - South Korea's Constitutional Court on Thursday struck down a controversial adultery law which for more than 60 years had criminalised extra-marital sex and jailed violators for up to two years. The nine-member bench ruled by seven to two that the 1953 statute aimed at protecting tradit...
'66pc of teenagers indulge in unprotected sex' 28 January 2015 HARARE - Zimbabwe needs to intensify age-specific interventions on sexual and reproductive health amid indications that the majority of young women are having unprotected sex, a women rights lobby group has said. The sentiments follow 2014 research findings by Guttmacher Institute and Universi...
Zim spends $7m on condoms annually 28 May 2014 HARARE - Zimbabwe uses at least $7 million on condoms annually, latest statistics in the National Spending Assessment (Nasa) validation report show. The National Aids Council (Nac) believes prevention activities, including condom distribution, should be scaled-up to avert retrogression in the ...
Sex-for-food at Chingwizi Camp 2 April 2014 CHINGWIZI CAMP - Flood victims at Chingwizi holding camp have accused government workers and Zimbabwe Republic Police (ZRP) officers in charge of distributing aid of demanding sex from females in exchange for food and other commodities. The victims, particularly males, expressed concern about ...
Sex death: Fresh details emerge 18 January 2014 HARARE - The family of a Bindura businesswoman who died on Tuesday night moments after a suspected sexual encounter with a top High Court judge, announced yesterday that they had requested a coroner’s inquest into their mother’s death. The family of 55-year-old Gladys Farai Mangwiro believes t...
'Risky sexual behaviour escalating' 13 October 2013 HARARE - David Parirenyatwa, the Health and Child Welfare Minister, has said that the sharp rise in sexually transmitted diseases is an indication that people are no longer taking HIV and Aids seriously. Parirenyatwa told delegates at Harare International Conference Centre (HICC) last week dur...
'Men hate using condoms' 16 September 2013 HARARE - With flavours like strawberry, banana split and red cherry, there is a wide array of condoms to pick from. There are also vibrating condom rings with batteries that last up to 20 minutes, there are silent pleasures of the femidom (the female condom), glow-in-the-dark condoms promising...
Confessions of a sex worker 16 September 2013 HARARE - Memory Shiri, 35, a sex worker in Harare, says she will never quit her trade because it is helping her take care of her family. Shiri, who has been in the “oldest profession” for 13 years, says the Zimbabwe government should legalise sex work, for the “ladies of the night” to be able ...