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Zimbabweans Not Willing to Publicly Discuss Sexual Rights Issues

  • Gibbs Dube

The Sexual Rights Center says most people believe that a woman has no right to enjoy sex or that a woman should not initiate sex.

The Sexual Rights Center says most people believe that a woman has no right to enjoy sex or that a woman should not initiate sex.

An organization fighting for the sexual rights of Zimbabweans says most women are still being culturally oppressed by men.

Mojalife Mokoele of the Sexual Rights Center says they have struggled for a long time to change local people’s perceptions on these rights, especially those that normally affect women.

Mokoele says they have faced serious challenges on sexual issues among members of the public who do not want to openly discuss these issues.

He says there have been many fears in terms of cultural and religious beliefs when they talk about sex.

“These are issues they have not been talking about when they were not growing up. One thing that is common is that people believe that a woman has no right to enjoy sex or that a woman should not initiate sex.”

In terms of religious beliefs, Mokoele says most Christians do not want to discuss abortion and related issues.

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