All set for the young women Web for Life Symposium

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SAYWHAT’s 10th edition of the National Students’ Conference will host the Web for Life Symposium which is a platform for female students to converse on their unmet Sexual and Reproductive Health needs. The symposium will be held on the 9th of December 2019 at ZESA National Training Centre in Harare under the theme, “Building bridges for sustainable empowerment of young women”. The event will bring together female students from more than 37 tertiary institutions of higher learning to interface with policy influencers from both state and non-state actors.

The 20th edition will epitomize on female students’ voices and call to action in ensuring that their SRH needs represent a strong cardinal in youth development. It will be a space for female students to deepen their knowledge and understanding of reproductive health challenges that they face in their tertiary institutions.

The conference came at an opportune time when they have been calls from different stakeholders to strengthen Sexual Harassment prevention and management mechanisms through policy reforms. As such it will be the responsibility of the Web for Life Symposium to analyse the adequacies of sexual harassment policies and laws. The Web for Life movement has also been implementing safe zones campaigns for female students to speak out their deep-felt opinions concerning SRH issues without being intimidated or influenced.

The conference will host development partners, academics and researchers from across various disciplines to support female students in articulating their demands.

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