The right to education is enshrined in a number of international treaties and it is regarded as a fundamental social, economic and cultural right. Back home, article 75 of the Zimbabwean constitution also guarantees education rights. It has often been said that education is the key to a brighter future and with this somewhat global consensus, the demand and effort to educate youth is continuously growing.
21st century marked a major shift in the Information Communications Technology (ICT) sector and like any other business, ICT sector is largely dominated by men. This is largely so because back in the days girls were not encouraged to take science subjects at school and in worst scenarios never allowed to go further with education that go beyond the basics.
‘Information on sexual and reproductive health and rights saves lives. The more constraints young people face in accessing information, the more we risk an upsurge of new HIV infections, aids-related deaths and HIV-related stigma and discrimination.’
Luiz Loures, UNAIDS Deputy Executive Director