Development cooperation and decolonization. One might expect these areas to go hand in hand as a matter of course. The reality, unfortunately, is somewhat more complex, but it brings exciting debates and promotes learning and growth. This was the experience of our national coordinator Tayson Mudakiri from Zimbabwe during the ten years he has been working for terre des hommes. Keywords like "decolonization", "critique of racism".
Almost one-third of all women in developing countries have their first child at the age of 19 or younger. This is according to the latest study "Motherhood in Childhood" published by the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) in June 2022. Research shows that there are various reasons for the high number of teenage pregnancies: early first sexual experiences, child abuse and difficult access to contraceptives.
Mobility is central to the functioning of our society. This is just as true in Switzerland as it is in southern Africa, where many people rely on public transportation to reach their jobs, go to school or access medical services. Due to the global rise in energy prices, already expensive transportation is now becoming a luxury good.
Zimbabwe has a general curfew. Even though it is less strictly enforced there than in neighbouring South Africa, the majority of the population cannot get through the police roadblocks. Many HIV-positive children and young people are therefore unable to obtain their essential medicines. Our partners at MMPZ have become active and have set up a delivery service.
In our project countries South Africa, Zimbabwe and Brazil, the coronavirus has long since arrived. Even in the minds of those in power, who ignored the danger for a long time. Decisive and decisive measures are now needed to prevent the worst from happening. After all, the health systems will not be able to do this once the virus really breaks out. The poorest section of the population can
In the Zimbabwean Bubi mini-district one in five people is infected with HIV. However, those affected have hardly any access to medical help. Together with our partner organisation Bekezela, we train young people to protect themselves properly against HIV/AIDS and early pregnancy.
For a long time the power of Robert Mugabe in Zimbabwe seemed untouchable. Now his army has unexpectedly placed him under house arrest in a cloak-and-dagger operation and disempowered his next entourage. Our staff and partner organisations confirm that the situation in the country has so far remained calm.
Sascha Tankerville, Media and Information
Updated 12.12.2017 (see below)
Matabeleland South is one of the poorest regions of Zimbabwe. Young people who lose their parents here often take responsibility for their younger siblings. Since they have to earn money, they can hardly go to school and thus lose their future prospects. The Esandleni Sothando Trust's youth camp offers them a chance for a new start in this situation. Impressions from a project visit.
Markus Bütler, Programme Coordinator Zimbabwe