MSU wins quiz contest

17 Sep, 2020 - 13:09 0 Views
MSU wins quiz contest Winners...MSU students with Jimmy Wilford

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…Zim urged to identify inequality gaps
H-Metro Reporter
Zimbabwe has been urged to take a multi sectorial approach in identifying gender inequality gaps to achieve a gender just nation, a sexual reproductive health rights lobby group has said.
In his opening remarks ahead of a two-day National Universities Quiz Competition, SAYWHAT director Jimmy Wilford said it was imperative for all stakeholders to work together to achieve a gender just nation.

GSU students who came second with Jimmy Wilford

“Every major stakeholder has a responsibility to identify gaps that lead to inequality. Such gaps pose a huge challenge in addressing a myriad of sexual reproductive health challenges faced by our young people.

 


“It is because of such gaps that the society is still grappling with gender based violence, early marriages, and high HIV prevalence among others.
“Ours is a non clinical intervention to bridge sexual reproductive health gaps among young people,” he said.

Supported by SAYWHAT with sponsorship from the Embassy of Sweden in Zimbabwe, the Quiz competition had 10 Universities contesting with the Midlands State University ultimately lifting the trophy.

Winners...MSU duo

Winners…MSU students with Jimmy Wilford

Speaking during the competition, Deputy Head of Mission at the Embassy of Sweden in Zimbabwe, Malin Krook emphasized the need for inclusivity of young people in their diversity to achieve an effective health response in the country.

“To achieve the vision of the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals- leave no one behind, it is imperative that the health needs of young people, be adequately addressed.

“I represent a government which is very strong about equal rights and opportunities. This is part of our Feminist Foreign Policy, as well as our current drive for Democracy.

“It is our hope that by continuously working together, we can turn our commitment into action; action that can be seen and felt in the lives of every Zimbabwean, especially the young people.”

Running under the theme: SRH and Covid19-An Era of Double Barrelled Actions, the competition sought to bring to attention the need to integrate public health response systems which can detect early and efficient response to public health emergencies.

Speaking before the award ceremony, one of the competition judges, Adult Rape Clinic’s Rumbidzai Zimudzi said she noted a huge knowledge gap among students during the competition in the area of climate change area hence the need for stakeholders to arrest the gap.

“There is a huge knowledge gap on the area of climate change and this an area you can also seek to bridge the gap as SAYWHAT and other organizations that work with young people.”

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