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23 Nov 2017 description

23 November 2017, Harare – Today the United Nations in Zimbabwe in partnership with the Embassy of Sweden held a media launch of the 16 Days of Activism Against Gender Based Violence under the theme, “Leave No One Behind: End Violence Against Women and Girls.”

29 Oct 2017 description


Rationale: Why is progress in modern contraceptives uptake slower or stagnant in some countries but progressing in others? What facilitates or hampers progress? What can countries learn from each other?

Paucity of data on: key sub-populations (adolescents, unmarried women, men and vulnerable populations); motivation for contraceptive use, the role of relationship factors and how women choose a specific method.

03 Dec 2015 description

Brussels, 2.12.2015 C(2015) 8453 final

financing humanitarian actions in Southern Africa from the 11th European Development Fund



Having regard to the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union,

Having regard to Council Regulation (EU) 2015/322 of 2 March 2015 on the implementation of the 11th European Development Fund1 and in particular Article 9(3) thereof,

03 Sep 2015 description
report Inter Press Service

By Jeffrey Moyo

HARARE, Sep 2 2015 (IPS) - There is a scramble for unoccupied land in Africa, but this time it is not British, Portuguese, French or other colonialists racing to occupy the continent’s vacant land – it is the continent’s urban dwellers fast turning to urban farming amid the rampant food shortages that have not spared them.

Inadequate wages have aggravated the situation of many, like Agness Samwenje who lives in Harare’s high density Mufakose suburb, and they have found that turning to urban farming is one way of supplementing their supply of food.

15 Oct 2013 description

By Ombretta Baggio, IFRC

Lack of access to water and sanitation and poor hygiene is one of the principal causes of death and disease worldwide. Children are the most often affected as they suffer disproportionately from diarrheal and respiratory diseases.

However, children are often ideally placed to promote healthy behavior, like handwashing with soap, in their homes and communities. Red Cross Red Crescent believe that if we focus on the children, they will in turn bring about the change in the family and, in turn, the entire community.

30 Apr 2013 description
report Inter Press Service

JOHANNESBURG, Apr 29 2013 (IPS) - As Zimbabwe is expected to head to the polls in a little less than two months, clampdowns on civil society in that southern African nation have increased, according to Godwin Phiri, western region chairperson of the National Association of Non-Governmental Organisations in Zimbabwe.

Phiri tells IPS that it was very difficult to disseminate information to rural communities about their rights as voters as they were not allowed to hold public gatherings.