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Mazowe District tops teen HIV infections , GBV ,pregnancies

By Staff Writer

MAZOWE District has been rated the new hotspot for HIV infections, gender based violence and teen pregnancies among other illicit activities.

The developments have prompted the Women’s Coalition of Zimbabwe (WCoZ) to establish a new chapter in the area in a bid to spearhead various  empowerment programs.

“There has been an increase in new HIV infections, gender-based violence and teen pregnancies in Mazowe due to individuals flocking the district for gold mining activities. The culprits are usually away from their families and end up preying on young girls and engaging in reckless sexual behavior.

“As a result, Mazowe  become a hotspot for new HIV infections, teen pregnancies, and GBV in Mashonaland Central,” the WCoZ said..

To address these issues, the Women’s Coalition of Zimbabwe (WCoZ) has launched a Mazowe Chapter to reach out to women.

Their aim is to provide information to rural women on their rights and gbv.

WcOZ vice chairperson, Mrs Charity Mandishona emphasized the importance of the gender champion programs involving men.  

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