© Nell Freeman for Frontline AIDS

We’re providing sexual and reproductive health and rights services in Zimbabwe, working to protect young women and other marginalised groups from HIV.

The main cause of HIV transmission in Zimbabwe is unprotected heterosexual sex. This disproportionately affects young women because of issues such as gender-based violence. And with sex work and homosexual acts both illegal, it is very challenging for sex workers and men who have sex with men (MSM) to access vital HIV services.

We’re working here to overcome these barriers and improve access to basic sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) services.


  • 1.4 million people in Zimbabwe are living with HIV.
  • There has been a 61% decrease in AIDS-related deaths since 2010.
  • 21.1% of men who have sex with men are living with HIV.

Meet one of OUR PARTNERs  

Family Aids Care Trust (FACT)

We work with FACT to help them deliver HIV and AIDS prevention and care services, while championing the rights of women.

Established in 1987, FACT is a Christian national development non-governmental organisation and was Zimbabwe’s first AIDS service organisation. Today, it works in partnership with communities to deliver a range of initiatives designed to improve livelihoods, SRHR services, HIV and AIDS prevention and care. Additionally, FACT also supports other health activities that complement government welfare work.

FACT’s HIV work targets several priority groups, including young women, disabled people and children. They support these groups to exercise their right to access treatment and support. FACT are a champion against gender-based violence and other harmful cultural and religious practices that contribute to the transmission of HIV.


In 2019, FACT was able to:

  • Reach over 321,000 marginalised and vulnerable populations with HIV prevention programmes.
  • Provide over 60,000 young people with comprehensive sexuality education and/or life skills-based HIV education.
  • Use new funding to address sexual and gender-based violence for female sex workers and adolescent girls and young women through movement building, social accountability, and research.

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