Call for Consultant to Conduct a Regional Mapping, Selection and Engagement of Change Agents (Potential Champions) within the Health and Justice System, and among Political, Traditional and Religious Leaders
Rock Leadership ‘90’: Strengthening Capacity of Traditional Leaders to Champion & Lead the Community Response to Ending AIDS in Africa
UNAIDS set Fast Track targets on HIV prevention and treatment that are aimed at ending AIDS by 2030. These include reducing new infections to 500,000 and 200,000 by 2021 and 2030 respectively. By 2020 it is however hoped that 90% of people will know their HIV status, 90% are on treatment and 90% of them with viral suppression. These fast track targets have now been coined the “90*90*90*” goals.
Changing the River’s Flow - A gender Transformative Programme for Young People (CTRF 4 YP) (2015-2017)
Zimbabwe is mainly a patriarchal society in which boys and girls are taught from early childhood to internalize societal messages about how males and females are expected to behave, who makes decisions, and where power dynamics lie. These behaviors contribute to reinforcing unequal gender roles and responsibilities that culminate into high risk of HIV infection and other sexually transmitted diseases. Such norms among young men and boys include early sexual activity, multiple sex partners, gender based violence and sexual dominance that increase vulnerability to contracting and spreading HIV. Despite growing understanding that gender transformation, including shifting gender power dynamics and norms are critical to realizing sexual and reproductive health, very few interventions have attempted to effectively address these norms in a sustainable and large scale fashion
Sex, Alcohol, Drugs (S.A.D) are all very damaging when abused on and off the rugby field. (Avoid SEX, Alcohol and Drugs) is the message from SAfAIDs this year. The Dairiboard Rugby Festival has long been an occasion that pulls in the masses around the unifying rugby games. The game of rugby has come so far that it now includes 30 female teams and now has 186 teams from 168 teams in 2014. An expected 30 000 people (approximately the population of Marondera), are expected to flow through the Prince Edward Games on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday. It would be very sad if S.A.D became the demise of this spectacular event.
SAfAIDS, in partnership with SAYWHAT conducted a SCORE SPEAK OUT Advocacy Bash at Mafararikwa Secondary School in Marange (Mutare Rural District). 9 Schools participated in the Bash namely St Noah, Mafararikwa, Zvipiripiri, Maponde, Nharira, Holy Ghost, Gonon’ono, Matanda, and Gomorefu. A total of 2, 345 pupils (1, 282 female; 1, 063 male) were reached. The main Advocacy issue for the Speak Out Bash was “Ending Drug and Alcohol Abuse among Adolescents”.
One would not have noticed that it was a Sunday with the noise that surrounded Chinhoyi High School, as boys and girls between the ages of 10 and 14 from all ten provinces in Zimbabwe ran across the corridors to attend their first session. The halls and classrooms were fragrant with the drive to win and succeed as the children sat in their seats with great expectation of what SAfAIDS had come to teach them.