country: Zimbabwe

Cape Verde

Cape Verde has not signed the Maputo Protocol, but ratified it on June, 2005. 2010 amendmentsArt 70: “The State shall ensure specifically the creation of conditions for universal access of citizens to social security”Art 71: “In order to guarantee the right to health, the State shall be specifically responsible for creating the conditions for the universal access of citizens to health care”  2015: Plano Nacional de Igualdade de Género 2015-18 (8 strategic areas: health, sexual &reproductive rights, GBV, education, economic autonomy, household labour, political participation, gender integration in public policy) 2017: As for pregnant student’s access and stay in the

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Central African Republic

The Central African Republic (CAR) signed the Protocol to the African Charter on Human and Peoples’  Rights on the Rights of Women in Africa (The Maputo Protocol) on the 17th of June 2008 but it has not ratified it. Considered as one of the least developed countries in the world, The Central African Republic, which used to be the French colony of Ubangi-Shari before it became independent in 1960. However, since its independence, Due to rebellions, mutinies, and spillover violence from neighbouring countries, the CAR has been an unstable country in permanent crisis. Due to the instability of the country,

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Girl Child Network (GCN) is a Network of over 300 organizations working to improve the status of children in Zimbabwe with special emphasis on the education of the girl child. GCN came into being, primarily to mainstream children activities with a focus on the girl child in the development sector through advocacy, information sharing and strengthening of children programming in Zimbabwe .

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Zimbabwe signed the Maputo Protocol in November, 2003 and ratified in April 2008. 2016 Constitutional Court ruling effectively set the minimum age for marriage at 18. Since this ruling, there has been a push to align the Criminal Law Codification Act with this decision, as it currently sets the age of consent for sexual activity at 16.[i] National Programme for GBV prevention and response 2016–2020, i.e. The ‘Zero Tolerance for GBV 365” program works to coordinate all GBV actors in Zimbabwe, with a focus on implementing a systematized set of GBV prevention and response interventions, both in humanitarian and development

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