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Creative Centre for Communication and Development

Creative Centre for Communication and Development

By CCCD
Strategically using ICTs to amplify voices of silenced groups
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Season 2 Episode 15
The International Day of the African Child commemorates the 16 June 1976 student uprising in Soweto, South Africa. The demonstration was led by the African students who were against apartheid-inspired education. The African continent commemorates the event with the aim of draw attention to children’s rights. In this episode we talk to a young woman who shares her experience as a girl learning in the rural areas in Zimbabwe.
14:37
June 30, 2022
Season 2 Episode 14
The International Day of the African Child commemorates the 16 June 1976 student uprising in Soweto, South Africa. The demonstration was led by the African students who were against apartheid-inspired education. The African continent commemorates the event with the aim of draw attention to children’s rights.  In this episode we highlight some of the challenges that young women face in their quest for education.
14:17
June 30, 2022
Season 2 Episode 13
The International Day of the African Child commemorates the 16 June 1976 student uprising in Soweto, South Africa. The demonstration was led by the African students who were against apartheid-inspired education. The African continent commemorates the event with the aim of draw attention to children’s rights.  In this episode we highlight the challenges that young women encountered in attaining education
08:04
June 30, 2022
Season 2 Episode 12
In this episode we amplify voices of women and girls who continue to experience challenges because of menstruation. The situation is worse in rural areas where women and girl’s activities and mobility are restricted or constricted during the time of their menstrual cycle. 
11:24
June 30, 2022
Season 2 Episode 11 Lorraine
Menstrual Hygiene Day: In Zimbabwe, many women and girls are stigmatised, excluded and discriminated against simply because they menstruate. It is not acceptable that because of a natural bodily function women and girls continue to be prevented from getting an education, earning an income and fully and equally participating in everyday life. The Creative Centre for Communication and Development is working with young women and girls to amplify their voices and raise awareness about the challenges regarding access to menstrual products, education about menstruation and period-friendly sanitation facilities.
18:19
May 26, 2022
Season 2 Episode 10
As we draw towards the commemorations of Menstrual Health on 28 May, we want to amplify women and girls voices on their experience with regards to menstrual health. Women and girls are still suffering discrimination on the basis that they menstruate. The situation is worse in rural areas where women and girl’s activities and mobility are restricted or constricted during the time of their menstrual cycle. In this episode we talk to a young woman who is promoting menstrual health in her community. 
11:16
May 19, 2022
Season 2 Episode 9
In this episode, we talk to a social worker who works with marginalised and vulnerable women, including women with disabilities. Women with disabilities in Zimbabwe face daily struggles to access homes, offices, health facilities because most buildings were constructed without consideration for the accessibility needs of people with disabilities and their families. 
11:16
May 19, 2022
Season 2 Episode 8
ntra-familial sexual abuse is sexual abuse perpetrated by a relative or close family member. In this form of abuse, a family member involves a child in (or exposes a child to) sexual behaviors or activities. The “family member” may not be a blood relative, but could be someone who is considered “part of the family,”   A child who has been abused by a close family member lose trust in everyone. Knowing that the abuser is liked—or even loved—by other family members makes it all the more difficult for the abused child to tell others about the abuse. A child who has been abused by a family member is more likely to blame herself or himself for the abuse than those who are abused by someone outside the family unit. This is particularly true of older children, who may be all too aware of the effect that disclosing the abuse will have on other family members.  In today’s episode, we talk to you young woman who, at the age of 16 was indecently assaulted by her uncle. For many years, the uncle pestered the girl to engage in sex and would send inappropriate and indecent messages to her
17:41
May 02, 2022
Season 2 Episode 7
In this episode we highlight the problem of Gender Based Violence in Zimbabwe. Cases of Gender Based Violence continue to escalate and many women and girls are losing the lives and livelihoods as a result of Gender Based Violence. We talk to Charity, a home based care nurse who has worked with survivors of Gender Based Violence. Charity has also experienced Gender Based Violence. Today she will share with us how she survived the violence and also share what is doing to support other women. 
07:22
May 02, 2022
Season 2 Episode 6
 In this episode we highlight the problem of breast cancer in Zimbabwe. Breast cancer is the second most common cancer among women in the country. Breast cancer patients face social and economic difficulties in accessing care, including significant delays, and public systems are often stretched both financially and logistically. We talk to a caregiver who has cared for some patients with breast cancer and some other terminal illnesses to find out how breast cancer is affecting women. 
05:31
May 02, 2022
Season 2 Episode 5
In this episode we want to look at one issue that is affecting Bulawayo’s peri-urban dwellers. The issue of Identity documents such as birth certificates and national Identity cards. Areas such as St Peters and Methodist villages on the outskirts of Bulawayo metropolitan province have a high number of people who do not have identity documents. Sithembinkosi, a development worker who has worked with these communities gives more insight into the issue. worker.
10:08
May 02, 2022
Season 2 Episode 3
In this podcast today, we continue to talk to women have been subjected to sexual abuse at workplaces including female students who have abused while they were looking for work or industrial attachment. We talk to Bekezela, a student at a local university who says she went through a difficult time because of some senior employees who were coercing her into sexual relationships.
05:28
May 02, 2022
Season 2 Episode 4
As we commemorate the Women's Month we want to highlight some of the experiences that women and girls in Zimbabwe go through. In this episode we talk to Buhle, a young woman who went through a difficult time during her marriage and she reveals some of the challenges that women in Zimbabwe go through. The theme for the International Women’s Day this year is Gender equality today for a sustainable tomorrow. 
06:48
March 26, 2022
Season 2 Episode 2
This episode is a follow-up to our previous episode where we highlighted the prevalence of sexual exploitation of young girls in tertiary institutions. CCCD is working with young women to raise awareness on the physical and psychological impact of this form of abuse and mobilise girls to take action towards ending the abuse. 
08:25
February 14, 2022
Season 2: Episode 1
At a time when many companies are scaling down due to the economic challenges and the prevailing Coronavirus pandemic, many students in tertiary institutions are struggling to get places for their industrial attachment. Industrial attachment is an important component of the studies and those who fail to get a place for attachment will not proceed to the final part of the training and will subsequently not graduate.  In this episode, a university student reveals how she was almost raped by someone who had promised her a place for attachment. 
05:56
February 01, 2022
Episode 18
Cancer is one of the leading causes of death. Early detection and treatment can help to save life. In this episode, we feature a young woman, Jacqueline Ushewekunze who had cancer. The cancer was detected early and she got treated. Jacqueline is now a motivational speaker and she encourages people to get checked for cancer regularly. 
13:29
November 01, 2021
Episode 19
Breast Cancer Awareness Month 2021: This month we dedicate ourselves to providing women and girls with information that promotes positive health life style and increase public awareness in the prevention and early detection of breast cancer. In this episode we talk to Duduzile, a young woman who has participated in campaign marathons and has been going for Breast Cancer testing each year and she shares her experience. 
10:11
October 26, 2021
Episode 17
Many young women in Zimbabwe are now using online platforms to market diverse products. These 'side hustles' are helping them to raise funds to support their education and personal needs. In this episode we have three university students who have managed to grow their online business.
16:08
October 25, 2021
Episode 16
The Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has affected the lives of women and girls who survive on vending. In this episode, one of the vendors explains the challenges that she faces as she struggles to support her family
05:45
October 08, 2021
Episode 13
In this episode we feature Andile Sayi (20) who has recently published her first book written from the lenses of young people, particularly girls. Andile says young people often keep things to themselves, but there is need for adults to learn how to communicate with young people. 
11:26
September 28, 2021
Episode 12
In this episode Sindiso Dlamini, a young women's rights activist speaks about Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights
06:57
September 22, 2021
Episode 11
University is the time when many young people exuberantly pursue sexual relationships. Without proper guidance, this may lead to sexual ill-health, heartbreaks, depression and may sometimes may lead to suicides. In this episode some female university students explore how sexual relationships affect female students.   
13:46
September 21, 2021
Episode 10
Some women in Bulawayo are not happy with law enforcement related to curbing the spread of the deadly Coronavirus (COVID-19). They allege police heavy handedness and insensitivity.   
07:54
September 17, 2021
Episode 9
Sexual rights of young women and girls are violated in Zimbabwe mainly because of factors such as culture and religion, poverty and lack of information. In this episode, Lubalethu Ndlovu talks about these issues and how they impact on the lives of women and girls.  
09:23
September 10, 2021
Episode 8
Religious leaders play an important role more so under the challenges brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic. In this episode Pastor Phiri talks about these challenges
05:29
September 10, 2021
Episode 7
Urban commuting is increasingly becoming a challenge for women and girls as they are now commonly subjected to physical and emotional abuse. In this episode, a young woman narrates her experience in the Zimbabwe United Passenger Company (ZUPCO) buses.  
11:11
September 08, 2021
Episode 6
The Coronavirus pandemic (COVID-19) has disrupted the lives of young people and in this Episode, Sekai Chekwa, a 56 year old woman highlights some challenges facing girls in her community
04:44
September 03, 2021
Episode 5
Intergenerational sexual relationships are prevalent in Bulawayo. In this episode, Kudzai, a mum in Queenspark suburb shares her opinion about how 'Sugar Daddies' are destroying the lives of girls.  
03:28
September 02, 2021
Episode 4
Gender Based Violence (GBV) is prevalent in Zimbabwe. In this episode we talk to a young woman who shares her views and experiences on the issue of Gender Based Violence. 
08:46
August 31, 2021
Episode 3
Charity survives on crushing stones to make quarry for local construction projects in Cowdry Park, Zimbabwe. Please check out this latest episode to listen to her story...
13:31
August 26, 2021
Episode 2
Caregivers play an important role in caring for people, especially in these difficult circumstances where medical facilities are not well equipped to assist those who need services. In this episode, our Host, Melissa Chekwa speaks to a Caregiver, Charity Tembo to enlighten us about the work that Caregivers do.   
10:43
August 25, 2021
Episode 1
In this episode we feature Thandiwe Moyo who lives in Makokoba. She reveals the challenges that women and girls in her community are facing as a result of the COVID-19 induced lockdown. Key among the challenges is teen pregnancies. 
06:21
August 17, 2021
Our Voices
In this introductory podcast, we highlight the purpose of our podcast, which is mainly to amplify the voices of women and girls. In our next episodes, we will present the voices of women and girls on different issues affecting their lives. We welcome you to our podcasts and hope that the stories by women and girls will inspire you. Thank you for listening. 
01:33
August 16, 2021