Year: 2020

MSU scoops UniQChallenge trophy

15/09/2020 The Midlands State University was the winner of this year’s National Universities Quiz Challenge proudly hosted by the Students and Youth Working on Reproductive Health Action Team (SAYWHAT) with support from the Embassy of Sweden in Zimbabwe. The universities quiz challenge – dubbed the UniQ Challenge – was held on Monday and Tuesday the […]

Food Hampers for GBV Champions

SAYWHAT Organisation in partnership with UN Women distributed food hampers to Gender-Based Violence Champions under the SASA! project. Young girls in the community were educated on the use of reusable sanitary pads which were distributed for free. As the project progresses during the COVID-19 pandemic, our GBV Champions remain focused on educating the community on […]

Commemorating International Youth Day 2020

Today is International Youth Day! As the Students and Youth Working on Reproductive Health Action Team (SAYWHAT), we celebrate this day as a special recognition of young people’s roles in local, regional, and global level development objectives. As we continue to be guided by the African Union’s goal to harness the demographic dividend, SAYWHAT takes […]

Child Protection; the Game Changer in Securing Children`s Rights

SAYWHAT acknowledges that the intersectionality on the definition of youth, young people and adolescents as provided for in the different charters, policies and legal instruments across African countries presents a hazy window on the potential to mainstream child protection in both youth serving and youth led organizations. Consequently, children exposed to these programs and services […]

SAYWHAT Calls on Government to subsidise sanitary wear

Students and Youth Working on Reproductive Health Action Team is calling on Government to prioritise subsidising sanitary wear to ensure accessibility to all women and girls. The call comes as we join the rest of the world in celebrating the Menstrual Hygiene Management (MHM) day – a day that was set aside internationally to raise […]

Young people’s sexual & reproductive health during the COVID-19 #8 / By Tariro Noel Nyamubarwa.

According to World Health Organization (WHO) at least 10 million unintended pregnancies occur each year among adolescents girls aged 15-19 years in the developing world and of the estimated 5,6million abortions that occur each year 3,9million are unsafe contributing to maternal mortality, morbidity and lasting health problems. Teenage pregnancies crisis affects both the developed and […]

Death of a 21 Year Old Young Man from Glendale – SAYWHAT calls for Prioritisation of CSE in Schools

Students and Youth Working on Reproductive Health Action Team (SAYWHAT) calls for prioritisation of Comprehensive Sexuality Education (CSE) in schools to equip young people with skills to make informed decisions in life. The untimely death of a young man from Glendale provides sufficient evidence that there is need to upscale sexuality education to young people […]

International Women’s Day Press Statement Celebrating our Gains; Acknowledging the Gaps

SAYWHAT joins the rest of the world in commemorating the International Women’s Day, a day that we take time to reflect on the progress made in advocating for women’s rights as we aim to create an equal world for both women and men. The theme for this year’s commemorations is, I am Generation Equality: Realizing […]

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