Joaquin Zurita

About Joaquin Zurita

I am a student at the University of Manchester pursuing a degree in Sociology and Philosophy.

Abstaining From Sex: Brazil’s New Campaign To Decrease Adolescent Birth Rate

In early February, the Brazilian Ministry of Women, Family and Human Rights, led by evangelical pastor Damares Alves, launched the campaign “Adolescence first, pregnancy after.” The campaign aims to decrease the adolescent birth rate by encouraging teenage girls to abstain from sexual intercourse until married. “When you have a relationship […]

Hunger Levels Reach A Record High In Southern Africa: A Continuing Trend?

The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) reported last week that 45 million people in the 16-nation Southern Africa Development Community are facing hunger due to the climate emergency. In Zimbabwe, 7.7 million people –around half the population– are food insecure, just like 20% of the Zambian and Basotho populations. […]