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International Women’s Day 2020

The theme for International Women’s Day, I am Generation Equality: Realizing Women’s Rights is aligned with UN Women’s new multigenerational campaign, Generation Equality, which marks the 25th anniversary of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action. The year 2020 is a pivotal year for advancing gender equality worldwide, as the global community takes stock of progress made for […]

Youth Leadership, the Springboard in Youth Development

Young people are the backbone of institutions and have the capacity to change the dynamics so as to have new paradigm shifts in their societies and localities. Youths are nation’s strength; their characteristic energy and capabilities enable them to change the dynamics of their societies. They also form a sensitive age group that harbours dreams […]

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 […]

SAYWHAT Bridging the SRH COVID-19 Gap through massive online programming

As the COVID-19 induced lockdown began on the 30th of March 2020, SAYWHAT took a giant leap forward to intensify usage of its online platforms like never before. Prior to this, our online communication platforms such as the Website, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Instagram and WhatsApp were being used to complement physical gatherings till COVID-19 came […]

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 […]

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