Various organisations which work with children have stressed the need for society to come up with lasting solutions to problems that affect especially the girl child and those living in the streets.It has become a trend in most of Harareâ€™s streets to findÂ children ofÂ primary school age clad in their uniforms, skillfully dodging vehicles begging for money.
It is against such conditions that various organisations that work with children have joined hands to sensitise diverse communities on the need to value childrenâ€™s rights through a campaign code â€“named â€˜Because l am a girlâ€™.
In an interview with ZBC News, Plan International Gender Adviser, Tinotenda Hondo said there is need for stakeholders to come up with lasting solutions to such problems as child labour, child prostitution as well as begging.
CAMFED Executive Director, Angeline Murimirwa also shared concern over the increase of child prostitution.
â€˜Because I am a girl â€˜campaign is expected to be launched by the Ministry of Women Affairs, Gender and Community Development in Epworth on Friday.
It reveals that of the girls who enroll for Form One, only 60% complete Form Four compared to 90% of boys who complete ordinary level.