“Why do men marry little girls?” – Dialogue at ICASA

“I had my first baby when I was 18 years old. My first sex wasn’t planned and it wasn’t a pleasant experience”, Ropafadzo Magwaza announced to a room full of women, men, girls and boys meeting to participate in a gender dialogue facilitated by SAfAIDS at the 18th International Conference on AIDS and STIs in Africa (ICASA), in Harare, Zimbabwe.

“I had visited my boyfriend. He was 10 years older than me”, the woman who appears to now be in her 50s continued boldly as about 100 pairs eyes fixated on her…

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