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Zimbabwe: Revise colonial-era health law to ensure adolescent girls' rights


Zimbabwe's colonial-era public health laws must be revised to guarantee the human rights, and the dignity and equality of everyone, including adolescent girls who bear the brunt of existing discrimination, Amnesty International said, ahead of the parliamentary debate on the Public Health Act Amendment Bill. The organization warned that Article 35 of the Bill, as it stands now, could put adolescent girls' health at further risk, as it implies that anyone under 18 years of age will not have legal capacity to consent to receiving health services and information. more

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