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Sept. 13, 2021, 11:20 a.m.
Countries: Azerbaijan, Belgium, Benin, D R Congo, Ethiopia, Ghana, Kosovo, Kyrgyzstan, Luxembourg, Mali, Mauritania, Mauritius, Moldova, Namibia, Nepal, Rwanda, Senegal, South Korea, South Sudan, Taiwan, Turkmenistan, Vietnam, Zimbabwe
Variables: LRW-SCALE-12

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July 1, 2021, 3:03 p.m.
Countries: Zimbabwe
Variables: GP-DATA-1

"The demonstrations amount to 'terrorism,' information minister Monica Mutsvangwa said, blaming the opposition" (para 10).
July 1, 2021, 2:59 p.m.
Countries: Zimbabwe
Variables: LRW-DATA-1

"She said some of the girls [who dropped out of school] are victims of sexual exploitation who need counselling" (para 35).
July 1, 2021, 2:59 p.m.
Countries: Zimbabwe
Variables: AFE-DATA-1

"Child representative organisations argue that at least 40 percent of girls have dropped out of school since the first lockdown on March 31 last year" (para 17).
July 1, 2021, 2:59 p.m.
Countries: Zimbabwe
Variables: MARR-PRACTICE-1

"According to a latest Government report,... 1,774 [teenagers] got into early marriages. The report indicates the figures might actually be higher, as some of the cases go unreported" (para 5). "Six of the 67 girls that had registered for Form One enrolment also dropped out due to early marriages" (para 10). "For Tanyaradzwa, a Bindura-based 17-year-old... Her parents forced her to elope. 'We lived in a compound and they could not stomach the embarrassment of having a pregnant child under their roof so they chased me away from home. I now live with my 19-year-old husband and in-laws'" (27-30).
July 1, 2021, 2:59 p.m.
Countries: Zimbabwe
Variables: MABFC-DATA-1

"It takes a lot of maturity for one to be able to attend classes while pregnant. Looking at the ages involved, that is between 12 and 18" (para 22).
July 1, 2021, 2:59 p.m.
Countries: Zimbabwe
Variables: AFE-PRACTICE-1

"When schools opened their doors for the new year on March 15 and March 22, a significant number of female learners did not turn up for classes, and there are now disturbing reports explaining why. Some of the learners fell pregnant, while others simply got married or eloped" (para 1-2). "'What is worrying is that... these teenagers are abandoning school yet Government allows for them to go back'" (para 7). "'Due to the stigma associated with being pregnant in school, most of them simply opt out. Six of the 67 girls that had registered for Form One enrolment also dropped out due to early marriages'" (para 10). "Government allows for...more
July 1, 2021, 2:59 p.m.
Countries: Zimbabwe
Variables: DV-DATA-1

"Also, there is need for the creation of structures that deter young girls from sexual activities. Most of these marriages end up in divorce, gender-based-violence (GBV) and even murder" (para 23).
July 1, 2021, 2:59 p.m.
Countries: Zimbabwe
Variables: MURDER-DATA-1

"'Also, there is need for the creation of structures that deter young girls from sexual activities. Most of these marriages end up in divorce, gender-based-violence (GBV) and even murder'" (para 23).
July 1, 2021, 2:59 p.m.
Countries: Zimbabwe
Variables: MARR-PRACTICE-7

"'I now live with my 19-year-old husband and in-laws'" (para 30).
June 15, 2021, 10:20 p.m.
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Variables: PW-SCALE-1

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June 15, 2021, 10:21 a.m.
Countries: Zimbabwe
Variables: ATC-DATA-6

"On July 2017 the government of Zimbabwe revised and launched the National Gender Policy, which provides a framework for implementation of new provisions of the constitution and subsequent laws and policies adopted. In line with this, on the 23rd of October this year Zimbabwe launched the National Gender Policy Implementation Strategy and Action Plan to increase stakeholders’ commitment to achieving gender equality and women empowerment. It recognizes that sustainable development must be inclusive and people centred, benefiting and involving all people and vulnerable groups. The development of the Implementation Strategy and Action Plan was a culmination of consultations that utilized the expertise within the UN System, government, civil society organizations,...more
May 24, 2021, 3:01 p.m.
Countries: Zimbabwe
Variables: PW-PRACTICE-3

"Mainly made up of families who migrated from rural areas in the early 1990s looking for work, Epworth’s girls are often married off to richer men or into polygamy" (para 22).
May 24, 2021, 3:01 p.m.
Countries: Zimbabwe
Variables: AFE-PRACTICE-1

"In Mbare, southern Harare, a group of young mothers gather for a support session at a community centre. Most of them dropped out of school after becoming pregnant" (para 27). "Ignite Youth founder Tadzi Madzima says the programme is aimed at dealing with stigma associated with teenage pregnancy. Although Zimbabwean law now prevents pregnant girls being expelled from school, society still stigmatises them, she says. 'As much as we applaud the fact that teen mums can continue with their education after giving birth, a lot [is still needed] to educate parents, teachers and communities on how stigmatisation of teen mums is unfair and detrimental to their future'” (para 31).more
May 24, 2021, 3:01 p.m.
Countries: Zimbabwe
Variables: AOM-LAW-1

"Zimbabwe outlawed marriage for girls under the age of 18 in 2016, but the practice has continued and become more acceptable in poorer communities such as Epworth" (para 11).
May 24, 2021, 3:01 p.m.
Countries: Zimbabwe
Variables: AOM-DATA-2

"According to Girls Not Brides, which campaigns for an end to child marriages, about 34% of girls in Zimbabwe are married before they are 18 while 5% are married before they are 15" (para 5). "According to girls’ rights organisations, teenage pregnancies and marriages have been rising since Zimbabwe announced its first lockdown in March last year. The situation has been worsened by the protracted closure of schools and growing poverty, with families’ livelihoods suffering amid harsh economic conditions. Marrying off their young daughters is the easy way out" (para 10).
May 24, 2021, 3:01 p.m.
Countries: Zimbabwe
Variables: AOM-PRACTICE-1

"Among those attending are young mothers and girls who were forced into child marriages, a practice common in Epworth and across Zimbabwe, where many under the age of 16 are married off by poor families who would otherwise struggle to provide for them" (para 4). "After losing most of her friends to early marriages from the age of 13, Maritsa looked for ways to raise awareness about the dangers of the practice" (para 8).
May 24, 2021, 3:01 p.m.
Countries: Zimbabwe
Variables: NGOFW-DATA-1

"According to Girls Not Brides, which campaigns for an end to child marriages, about 34% of girls in Zimbabwe are married before they are 18 while 5% are married before they are 15" (para 5). "In 2018, Maritsa set up her foundation, Underaged People’s Auditorium, which seeks to stop more children becoming brides, through a combination of taekwondo and discussions about the dangers of early marriage" (para 12). "At sessions organised by nonprofit group Ignite Youth girls are encouraged to create vision boards and set achievable targets for themselves, which include returning to school. An initiative that started as a Covid-19 response has become a life changing experience" (para 28).more
May 24, 2021, 3:01 p.m.
Countries: Zimbabwe
Variables: DV-DATA-1

“'The girls are being abused. There is one lady who told me that she was stabbed with a knife by her husband and was threatened with death,' Maritsa says" (para 7).
May 24, 2021, 2:10 p.m.
Countries: Zimbabwe
Variables: CRPLB-PRACTICE-1

"In 2020, 86% of births in Zimbabwe were attended by skilled health personnele" (p 49).
May 24, 2021, 2:08 p.m.
Countries: Zimbabwe
Variables: ISTD-DATA-3

"In 2018, there were 2.79 new HIV infections per 1,000 uninfected population in Zimbabwe" (p 49).
May 24, 2021, 2:07 p.m.
Countries: Zimbabwe
Variables: DACH-PRACTICE-1

"From 2010-2018 the density of nursing and midwifery personnel in Zimbabwe was 19.3 per 10,000 population" (p 64).
May 24, 2021, 2:06 p.m.
Countries: Zimbabwe
Variables: CRPLB-PRACTICE-1

"From 2010-2018 the density of nursing and midwifery personnel in Zimbabwe was 19.3 per 10,000 population" (p 64).
May 24, 2021, 1:55 p.m.
Countries: Zimbabwe
Variables: MISA-DATA-1

In 2016, the prevalence of anaemia in women of reporducticve age (15-49 years) in Zimbabwe was 28.8% (p 72).
May 11, 2021, 7:35 p.m.
Countries: Zimbabwe
Variables: PW-PRACTICE-3

"Mainly made up of families who migrated from rural areas in the early 1990s looking for work, Epworth’s girls are often married off to richer men or into polygamy" (para 22).
May 11, 2021, 7:35 p.m.
Countries: Zimbabwe
Variables: AFE-PRACTICE-1

"In Mbare, southern Harare, a group of young mothers gather for a support session at a community centre. Most of them dropped out of school after becoming pregnant" (para 27). "Ignite Youth founder Tadzi Madzima says the programme is aimed at dealing with stigma associated with teenage pregnancy. Although Zimbabwean law now prevents pregnant girls being expelled from school, society still stigmatises them, she says. 'As much as we applaud the fact that teen mums can continue with their education after giving birth, a lot [is still needed] to educate parents, teachers and communities on how stigmatisation of teen mums is unfair and detrimental to their future'” (para 31).more
May 11, 2021, 7:35 p.m.
Countries: Zimbabwe
Variables: AOM-LAW-1

"Zimbabwe outlawed marriage for girls under the age of 18 in 2016, but the practice has continued and become more acceptable in poorer communities such as Epworth" (para 11).
May 11, 2021, 7:35 p.m.
Countries: Zimbabwe
Variables: AOM-DATA-2

"According to Girls Not Brides, which campaigns for an end to child marriages, about 34% of girls in Zimbabwe are married before they are 18 while 5% are married before they are 15" (para 5). "According to girls’ rights organisations, teenage pregnancies and marriages have been rising since Zimbabwe announced its first lockdown in March last year. The situation has been worsened by the protracted closure of schools and growing poverty, with families’ livelihoods suffering amid harsh economic conditions. Marrying off their young daughters is the easy way out" (para 10).
May 11, 2021, 7:35 p.m.
Countries: Zimbabwe
Variables: AOM-PRACTICE-1

"Among those attending are young mothers and girls who were forced into child marriages, a practice common in Epworth and across Zimbabwe, where many under the age of 16 are married off by poor families who would otherwise struggle to provide for them" (para 4). "After losing most of her friends to early marriages from the age of 13, Maritsa looked for ways to raise awareness about the dangers of the practice" (para 8).
May 11, 2021, 7:35 p.m.
Countries: Zimbabwe
Variables: NGOFW-DATA-1

"According to Girls Not Brides, which campaigns for an end to child marriages, about 34% of girls in Zimbabwe are married before they are 18 while 5% are married before they are 15" (para 5). "In 2018, Maritsa set up her foundation, Underaged People’s Auditorium, which seeks to stop more children becoming brides, through a combination of taekwondo and discussions about the dangers of early marriage" (para 12). "At sessions organised by nonprofit group Ignite Youth girls are encouraged to create vision boards and set achievable targets for themselves, which include returning to school. An initiative that started as a Covid-19 response has become a life changing experience" (para 28).more