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Community leaders. Picture courtesy of NewsDay Zimbabwe https://www.newsday.co.zw/2015/03/31/traditional-leaders-governments-join-hands-against-child-marriage/

Traditional leaders, governments join hands against child marriage

FOR three months she was kept in a dingy little room and denied access to the outside world. *By Phyllis Mbanje She was beaten as a way to cow her into submission and was kept naked at all times to prevent her from escaping. Her crime was refusing to accept a marriage proposal from a much older man who already had three grown-up children. Miriam, who hails from the western part of Zambia, is victim to one of the most despicable social scourges to have rocked the Southern Africa region â
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Florence Mzyeche. Picture courtesy of Doreen Nawa

Boosting agriculture productivity with radio listening clubs

BY DOREEN NAWA, Lusaka FLORENCE Mzyeche is an inspiration to many women in her home village of Mphande, in Petauke because of her involvement in the radio listening clubs. “It is difficult to make a living through farming in Petauke just like in many rural areas in the country,” she says. But with Ms Mzyeche’s guidance, many women’s groups have found a way to cope with drought and high food prices by using new methods of farming. “How is it that I didn’t learn about this in time?
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PSAf Strategic Plan for 2012 to 2016

Mid Term Review shows implementation of PSAf Strategic Plan on course

A preliminary report from the ongoing Mid Term Review of the PSAf Strategic Plan for 2012 to 2016 shows that the organisation is on track to achieve the goals it set out to achieve in the Strategic Plan. With two and half years gone since the launch of the Strategic Plan, PSAf commissioned the Mid Term Review of the Organisation's Strategic Plan to measure progress towards achieving the goals set in the Strategic Plan for 2012 to 2016. This is part of the organisation’s ongoing effo
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RLC members with workshop participants after Panos Institute Southern Africa presented six bicycles to the former

Long walk to hospital: PSAf helps community members access MCH information

As Zambia grapples with maternal and child deaths, efforts are being mooted to address challenges, particularly in Western Province, which has recorded the highest number of deaths among pregnant women. Panos Institute Southern Africa (PSAf) recently visited three districts in the province to help improve access to information on maternal and child health services. (more…)
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Deaf Childfren

Communities empowered to make access to education for the deaf a national agenda

Interventions by Panos Institute Southern Africa and two implementing partners have empowered communities to demand for systems to be put in place to ensure that the education system in Zambia also addresses the needs of the deaf.

Under the Atwaambe Project, PSAf is currently supporting the Read More