29 February 2016 – Government is set to introduce a Bill in Parliament that seeks to facilitate the speedy alignment of Marriage Laws and the Criminal Law (Codification and Reform) Act to the Constitution, Women Affairs, Gender and Community Development Minister Nyasha Chikwinya has said. Addressing delegates to a symposium on child marriages on Friday, Minister Chikwinya said the landmark ruling invalidating child marriages was a major milestone in the campaign against the scourge in Zimbabwe.

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20 January 2016 - The Constitutional Court on Wednesday 20 January 2016 struck down the uncivilized practice of child marriages in a ground-breaking decision which outlaws and puts finality to the nagging problem of child marriages.

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October 15, 2015 - Parents and teachers can continue beating up children as a disciplinary measure because the landmark High Court judgment on corporal punishment only dealt with the constitutionality of caning of juveniles as judicial punishment.

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HARARE, 31 July 2015 - “We have a crisis on our hands. The UN estimates that 15 million girls experience child marriage each year. That is more than the entire population of Zimbabwe. We must move from vulnerability to voice and leadership. Africa is young and full of innovation. This energy must be harnessed to ensure that we have lasting solutions", said Ms. Nyaradzayi Gumbonzvanda, the AU Goodwill Ambassador on Ending Child Marriage in Africa at the national launch of the AU Campaign to End Child Marriage in Africa which held at the Harare International Conference Centre, under the theme "We are Girls not Brides".

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9 June 2015 - Lawyers and MPs say they are increasingly worried by what appears to be the trivialisation of child sex abuse by the courts, with the age of consent in Zimbabwe now effectively 12 years, although it is 16 under the Constitution.

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LONDON, 24 March 2015 - Two former child brides have taken Zimbabwe's government to court in a ground-breaking bid to get child marriages declared illegal and unconstitutional.

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17 January 2014 - Juvenile offenders will no longer be sentenced to caning after the High Court recently ruled that corporal punishment is unconstitutional and has no place in the country's statutes because it is inhuman and degrading. Justice Esther Muremba ruled against sentencing under-age offenders to strokes while upholding the conviction of a 15-year-old boy of rape.

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14 janvier 2014 - Les fermetures d'entreprises, réductions d'effectifs et restrictions budgétaires qui ont conduit à la débâcle du secteur de l'industrie au Zimbabwe ces dix dernières années, et plus particulièrement ces derniers mois, contraignent les parents et les tuteurs à faire travailler leurs enfants pour augmenter les revenus du foyer, disent les experts et les économistes.

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Thursday, 16 January 2014 11:38

ZIMBABWE: Ailing economy fuelling child labour

9 January 2014 - The company closures, downsizings and retrenchments that have led to the demise of Zimbabwe’s manufacturing sector in the past decade, and particularly in recent months, are forcing parents and guardians to send their children out to work to augment household incomes, say labour experts and economists.

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Wednesday, 21 November 2012 12:26

ZIMBABWE : Les dévoreurs de jeunes migrants

 


19 novembre 2012 - De jeunes zimbabwéens continuent de quitter leur pays pour l'Afrique du Sud. Mais avant d'atteindre leur nouvel horizon, certains s'exposent à un risque à la limite du suicide : se faire dévorer par les crocodiles du Limpopo.

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