Abstinence, being faithful and correct and consistent condom use are the only ways to successfully reach everyone when discussing HIV prevention. I believe that the abstinence message alone does not solve the AIDS epidemic.
The new Curriculum exposing exclusion, deepening exploitation and cultivating patronage
By Obert Masaraure
The government of Zimbabwe has finally taken heed of the recommendations of the Nziramasanga commission which was published more than decade ago. They claim they have adopted the recommendations and international best practices in the newly formulated curriculum. The new learning program however exposes the structural exclusion of rural learners, deepens exploitation of the worked and cultivating patronage.
In this week's featured podcast, we listen to delegates at the International Condom Day celebrations organised by the Ministry of Health and Child Care. They talk on the importance of the day, the use of Condoms and the various initiatives by various players in trying to make the use of condoms as widespread as possible. Listen for Yourself:
Zimbabwe Association of Community Radio Stations (ZACRAS) 2017 WORLD RADIO DAY STATEMENT
Radio plays a critical role in promoting development, freedom of expression and access to information rights. At a time that there is existance of numerous information sources, radio remains key in enhancing the quality of life for the citizens of the world. ZACRAS commends the Government of Zimbabwe for licensing national and local commercial radio stations in recent years. However, more still needs to be done to ensure that not only plurality but also diversity is realised in the broadcasting field.
Gender equality means that women and men have equal conditions for realizing their full human rights and for contributing to, and benefiting from, economic, social, cultural and political development. Gender equality is based on women and men being full partners in their home, their community and their society, thus, it emphasises more on the the equal valuing by society of the similarities and the differences of men and women, and the roles they play.
AFRICAN DEMOCRACY FORUM (ADF) -Democracy and Human Rights in Africa
African Democracy Forum (ADF) is a regional network launched in Abuja, Nigeria in October 2000. It comprises civil society organisations, media institutions, community based organisations, academic institutions and donor entities that work on democracy, democratic research, protection of human rights, upholding the rule of law and promoting good governance through the twin principles of transparency and accountability in the African continent. The Forum’s existence is tied into its vision of being an independent, sustainable and strategic regional network that advances values and practices of democracy in Africa. Through its mission, ADF endeavours to strengthen democracy and human rights movements in Africa. The key organs of the organisation are the General Assembly, Management Committee and the Secretariat. The Management Committee is composed of duly elected representatives from each region of the continent with the current members being:
Youth Initiative for Community Empowerment (YICET)
Youth Initiative for Community Empowerment (YICET) is a young organisation that is based and operates in Mutare, Manicaland, Zimbabwe. The organisation was conceived in response to the limited access to valuable information and community development services exists in Mutare as well as few service providers implementing youth empowerment and development programmes. There is a strong feeling by young people in Mutare that a lot was desired to be done so as to promote integrated sustainable development at grassroots level and enable them to fully and positively participate and contribute to development in their respective areas. In its work the organisation has already started implementing two projects on behavior change, i.e. Sexual and Reproductive Health Rights and violence against women and girls. YICET’s work also involves activities centered on conflict transformation and resolution as well as promoting all aspects of democracy in Zimbabwe
We are inviting you to a Sport (Soccer) for Peace Tournament organized by Wedza Residents Development Initiative Trust (WERDIT) at Chigwedere Primary School on the 19th of February 2017. The tournament is meant to bring together members of the community from diverse persuasions to socialize and interact through sports. This platform will also be used to share information on Promoting Peace, Tolerance and Co-existence ahead of the 2018 harmonized elections. Four teams-Chigwedere F.C, Wedza United, Tongogara and Harare based Obama Boys have been invited and confirmed for the tournament.
The matches kick off at 12:00hrs, Wedza United will lock horns with Obama Boys at Chigwedere Secondary School whilst Chigwedere entertain Tongogara. The winning teams will meet in the final and thereafter messages of promoting peace tolerance and co-existence will be given by local civic and political leaders. We have also invited Heal Zimbabwe Trust, experts in Peace Building and Non Violent Engagement to add their voice to this initiative. Organizations with promotional material for non-violent engagement are invited to share, so that the information will be distributed at the information kiosk set for the day.
Wedza Residence Development Initiative Trust (WERDIT) is a registered community based organization which seeks to work with the residents of Wedza to foster participatory democracy and development.
For more information: WERDIT INFORMATION AND ADVOCACY DEPARTMENT +263 776 639 614, +263 774 038 327 Stand 3786 Wedza Township
Applications Open for Empowerment through Education Scholarship Program for Developing Countries!
The Wells Mountain Foundation (WMF) is currently inviting applications for its Empowerment through Education (ETE) Scholarship Program that will provide undergraduate scholarships to developing country nationals to study in their home country or a neighboring country.
The scholarship participants will not only be able to improve their own future, but also that of their own communities.