Child-marriage in Zimbabwe: a crisis within a pandemic

By Michito Mudimba In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, child marriage is a silent crisis raging on in Zimbabwe. Angela Saurombe (not her real name),16, is now a part of the tragic national statistics as one of hundreds of young Zimbabwean girls who will not return to school to write this year’s university

By |2021-04-15T17:09:19+01:00April 15th, 2021|Blog, Community reporters, Education, Zimbabwae|0 Comments

Newsletter Issue 3 Jan 2021

We are pleased to share the third edition of our quarterly global newsletter from the ECID programme which looks back on a busy time in 2020. In August and September, the Myanmar team launched the programme in Kachin and Kayin States and in October ran a successful campaign about inclusion in elections. The Nigeria

Actions from ECID partners secures health clinic and access to water for communities in Mutare City

In Zimbabwe, the ECID team and partners have been successful in mobilising a health clinic, ambulance and improved water infrastructure for residents of Mutare City, improving the lives of women and people with disabilities. In October, following efforts from the ECID programme, officials from the municipality reported that they had

By |2021-01-18T11:45:18+00:00January 18th, 2021|News, News & Blog, Uncategorized, Zimbabwae|0 Comments

LILO workshop in Harare advances GESI strategy in Zimbabwe ECID programme

Written by Frontline AIDS The Gender Equality and Social Inclusion (GESI) strategy that underpins the ECID project was significantly advanced in Zimbabwe through a looking inward, looking outward inclusion workshop In November. ECID’s GESI Strategy prioritises three strategic objectives, each intended to support the programme with its ambition to transform gender equality

By |2021-01-18T10:55:23+00:00January 18th, 2021|Blog, News, News & Blog, Uncategorized, Zimbabwae|0 Comments

“Clean water will liberate women and reduce social inequalities” says community reporter Faris Davison

Faris Davison (right) from Dangamvura is a community reporter for ECID who has reported on water access for women and the dangers they face. She reported “there is virtually no water provided by the local authority”, going on to explain that “residents depend on unprotected shallow wells for water.” Describing the dangers of this,

By |2021-01-18T13:13:02+00:00January 18th, 2021|Case Studies, News, News & Blog, Uncategorized, Zimbabwae|0 Comments

Highlighting inclusion in time of election

In November the ECID team and local partners in Myanmar launched the "Inclusion in the time of Election - Let’s Vote Together” campaign to raise awareness on importance of inclusion in the election. The campaign featured short documentaries which highlighted the voices of marginalised communities who shared their challenges and expectations. The purpose

By |2021-01-18T10:56:33+00:00December 15th, 2020|Myanmar, News|0 Comments

Creating channels to open up community dialogue and reduce social exclusion

Written by On Our Radar The United Nations had set an aim to end extreme poverty by 2030 but in Myanmar, Nigeria and Zimbabwe there is still a long way to go. Around a quarter of Myanmar’s population are thought to be living below the national poverty line; Nigeria has almost 90 million of

By |2020-11-26T10:41:35+00:00November 26th, 2020|Blog, News, News & Blog, Nigeria, Uncategorized, Zimbabwae|0 Comments

Action from local government to support farmers in Anambra State

Following a series of engagements between ECID and the Ministry of Agriculture in Anambra State, essential support has commenced for poor rural farmers in hard-to-reach areas. ECID partner Justice Development and Peace Commission (JDPC) are assisting farmers in Ayamelum and Ogbaru Local Government Areas (LGA) to access agricultural loans, grants and farm subsidies provided

By |2021-01-18T10:58:32+00:00October 13th, 2020|News, Nigeria|0 Comments

Complexities in access to formal education and basic literacy skills for marginalised people

Community perspectives show that the cycle of poverty in some communities in Jaba local government area of Kaduna State can be linked to poor access to basic literacy skills and formal education.

By |2020-09-17T13:34:52+01:00September 17th, 2020|Blog, Nigeria|0 Comments
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