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Zimbabwe

Demographic Data:

  • Total Population: 15,245,855
  • Population under 15: 41.6%
  • Life Expectancy at Birth: 57.5 years
  • Human Development Index: 155 out of 188 
  • World Bank Status: Low Income
  • HIV/AIDS Prevalence (age 15-49): 16.7%
  • Mean Household Composition: 4.1 persons
  • Female-Headed Households: 44.6%

Sources: World Bank, UNDP, DHS 2010-11

 

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List of Organisations

Tatenda Nhapi - African Journal of Social Work,

The author of this study did a synthesis of the existing academic and policy literature and uses social work lens to undertake a situational analysis of current Zimbabwean child protection system dynamics with regards to Children with Disabilities hereafter referred to as CWDs.

Kelly, B van Breda, A, Bekoe, J, Bukuluki, P, Chereni, A, Frimpong-Manso, K, Luwangula, R, Pinkerton, J, Ringson, J & Santin, O - SOS Children's Villages, University of Ghana, Queen's University Belfast, University of Johannesburg, Makerere University,

This report outlines the peer research approach adopted by the Building Positive Futures project and summarises the findings of the pilot of the peer research methodology on leaving care in Africa.

Kelly, B van Breda, A, Bekoe, J, Bukuluki, P, Chereni, A, Frimpong-Manso, K, Luwangula, R, Pinkerton, J, Ringson, J & Santin, O - SOS Children's Villages, University of Ghana, Queen's University Belfast, University of Johannesburg, Makerere University,

This report is a short summary of the main findings from 'Building Positive Futures: A Cross-Country Pilot Study on Youth Transitions from Out-of-Home Care in Africa,' written for youth who participated and other interested young people.

Kelly, B van Breda, A, Bekoe, J, Bukuluki, P, Chereni, A, Frimpong-Manso, K, Luwangula, R, Pinkerton, J, Ringson, J & Santin, O - SOS Children's Villages, University of Ghana, Queen's University Belfast, University of Johannesburg, Makerere University ,

Given the paucity of research on youth transitioning from alternative care (i.e. care-leaving or leaving care) in Africa, the study sought to develop and test a methodology for a cross-country, comparative study on leaving care in Africa.

Averi Chakrabarti, Sudhanshu Handa, Gustavo Angeles, David Seidenfeld - World Development,

This paper investigates whether the Government of Zimbabwe’s Harmonized Social Cash Transfer (HSCT) Program, which combines cash transfers with complementary services, affects youth exposure to physical violence.

Zimbabwe Education Cluster (Save the Children & UNICEF),

This brief from the Zimbabwe Education Cluster presents details on the humanitarian needs and response in Zimbabwe due to the COVID-19 crisis, including the acute needs of orphans and vulnerable children, children with disabilities, and others.

John Ringson - New Ideas in Psychology,

This article is a qualitative phenomenological study seeking to examine the perceptions, views and feelings of the orphans and vulnerable children (OVC), care-givers and community leaders on their experiences with Basic Education Assistance Module (BEAM) as a material and psychosocial support intervention in Zimbabwe.

A. Makuyana, S. P. Mbulayi, S. M. Kangethe - Children and Youth Services Review,

This qualitative study used a case study design to explore the manifestations of the core psycho-social deficits associated with children domiciled in child headed households.

Ringson, John and Chereni, Admire - African Journal of Social Work,

This paper examines the efficacy of extended family system in OVC care and support in the Gutu District of Zimbabwe.

Kurevakwesu, Wilberforce and Chizasa, Simbarashe - African Journal of Social Work,

The authors of this article contend that the government of Zimbabwe adopted traditional practices of child welfare in its National Orphan Care Policy, yet it did not also bring the apparatus (Ubuntu) which made the traditional practices successful in traditional society.