Highlights the need to take religion and culture as key variables in pursuit of the SDGs
Discuses the ways in which religion and culture shape the discourse
Emphasizes that empowering African women is pivotal for attaining sustainable development
Part of the book series: Sustainable Development Goals Series (SDGS)
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Table of contents (10 chapters)
Moral and Ethical Dilemmas Inherent to Women’s SRHR Needs
The Impact of Social Media, Literary Texts and Initiation on Women’s SRHR Needs
About this book
This volume brings to the fore the interface of religion, women’s sexual reproductive health and rights (SRHR), and the sustainable development goals (SDGs) in Zimbabwe. It emphasizes that empowering African women is a pivotal pillar for attaining sustainable development. Contributors discuss the need for implementing structural changes as a prerequisite for social progress and development to occur in Southern Africa. They interrogate the extent to which religious beliefs and practices either promote or impede women’s SRHR. The contributors also proffer several ways in which addressing the themes of health for all and equality for all women and girls can make a meaningful contribution towards the fulfillment of the goals set for Agenda 2030.
- Indigenous knowledge systems
- sustainable development goals
- SDG 3
- SDG 5
- sexual health
- reproductive health
- Ndau women
Editors and Affiliations
Midlands State University, Zvishavane, Zimbabwe
Zimbabwe Open University, Harare, Zimbabwe
University of Zimbabwe, Harare, Zimbabwe
About the editors
Sophia Chirongoma is a senior lecturer in the Religious Studies Department at Midlands State University, Zimbabwe. She is also a research fellow at the University of South Africa under the Research Institute for Theology and Religion.
Molly Manyonganise is a senior lecturer in the Department of Religious Studies and Philosophy at the Zimbabwe Open University. She is also a Research Associate in the Faculty of Theology and Religion of the University of Pretoria.
Ezra Chitando serves as Professor of Religious Studies at the University of Zimbabwe and Theology Consultant on HIV for the World Council of Churches. He is also extraordinary professor at the University of the Western Cape.
Book Title: Religion, Women’s Health Rights, and Sustainable Development in Zimbabwe: Volume 2
Editors: Sophia Chirongoma, Molly Manyonganise, Ezra Chitando
Series Title: Sustainable Development Goals Series
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan Cham
Copyright Information: Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2022
Hardcover ISBN: 978-3-031-11427-4Published: 27 August 2022
Softcover ISBN: 978-3-031-11430-4Published: 28 August 2023
eBook ISBN: 978-3-031-11428-1Published: 26 August 2022
Series ISSN: 2523-3084
Series E-ISSN: 2523-3092
Edition Number: 1
Number of Pages: IX, 201