As a young girl growing up in northern Zimbabwe's mining community of Mashonaland, Beatrice Savadye watched as her friends were forced into child marriages and early motherhood while many became sick with HIV.

Wanting a different life for herself and other girls, Savadye started the Zimbabwean women's movement, Roots Africa, seven years ago, fighting for, among many things, legislation change to better protect women's rights in her region...

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