It should come as no surprise that the women of Zimbabwe face a unique set of gender-based challenges that can make life extremely challenging.
One in four girls aged 15-19 is married, making secondary education difficult or merely impossible to attain. Lack of access to maternal health is another by-product of the hurdles women face. Maternal mortality affects 581 out of every 100,000 live births, and young women are twice more likely to be affected by HIV and AIDS than young men and boys. Additionally, women and girls face extensive spousal abuse and gender-based violence.