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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23 December 2012 - Zimbabwean children under 18 years continue to bear the brunt of sexual abuse. The police have from time to time issued serious warnings to offenders, most of them seem not to fear the law or repent.

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12 October 2012 - Zimbabwe yesterday joined the rest of the world in commemorating the International Day of the Girl Child.

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27 July 2012 - Press release / Hon Jessie Majome, Harare West Member of the House of Assembly says Zimbabwe will make history if the people adopt the new constitution because of the fundamental children's rights enshrined there-in.

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