Further downtown, on Avenida Robert Mugabe, groups of women, short skirts and open shirts, wait for their clients; they’re mostly from Zimbabwe.
This chapter addresses the new roles that cell phones play in the communication patterns of teens.
The chapter is broken into four parts that analyze: 1) the role of texting in teens’ lives; 2) the role of cell voice calling in teens’ lives; 3) the way texting and cell voice calling fit into the larger scheme of teen communication patterns; and 4) the other activities that teens perform on their ever-more-sophisticated handheld devices.
Text messaging has become an increasingly important part of teens’ overall communication strategy.
The girls were accompanied by older women from their village in Chiradzulu district, near the border with Mozambique.
The women, known as , or “key leaders,” told them that when they returned to their villages they should cook and clean—and have sex.
Although “money” is a loose definition: when the intercourse is priced as little as 50 meticais (1 USD), they need many clients to be able to send money to their families back home.This is the 25 de Setembro Social Centre, one of the largest brothels in Chimoio, capital of Mozambique’s central province of Manica.The establishment has six in-house sex workers, who see an average of 30 clients a day. One of them costs 300 meticals  and the other two cost 100 meticals ,” said Jochua*, 47, who acts as both guard and pimp.Muianga - a child protection expert - went on to explain that some mothers in the communities force their daughters to sleep with a man before they have even begun menstruating, in the belief that this can bring on menstruation earlier.Fighting child marriage: Keeping girls in school is one way to avoid an early marriage, according to child protection organisation World Vision.