Demystifying Gender Equality

By Michael Gwarisa  SAFAIDS this week hosted a two day symposium dubbed Changing The River’s Flow, a gender norms transformative programme aimed at encouraging young people, both male and female to take part in the fight against gender inequalities and Gender Based Violence (GBV). For years, women across the globe have been pushing for equal rights in the home, political sphere and economy. Going down history, the concept of Feminism has seen a number phases and movements coming into play all in the name of fighting and addressing the imbalances…

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Call To Empower Men/Boys Gets Louder

By Michael Gwarisa CIVIC Society organisations have joined hands with government and various organisations including religious and traditional groups in calling for the empowerment and inclusion of boys and men in the fight against Gender Based Violence (GBV). In an interview on the sidelines of the ongoing Youth Changing the River’s Flow symposium, SafAids Head of Programmes, Ngoni Chubukire said SafAids had embarked on a massive nationwide drive to engage all societal groups in the fight against GBV and strengthening participation by various groups in enhancing gender equality. ALSO READ:…

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MSF intensifies fight against Sexual Violence

By Michael Gwarisa MEDECINS Sans Fronteres (MSF), has upped efforts to reduce cases of Sexual Gender Based Violence (SGBV) through a number of initiatives which include setting up a Clinic at the Edith Opperman Clinic in Mbare as well as decentralising care to other clinics in Harare. MSF Mbare coordinator An Vandeborne presenting at the media workshopSpeaking during a media workshop, MSF Mbare Project Co-ordinator An Vanderbone said Zimbabwe had made strides on the legal framework in terms of protecting cictizens against gender based violence but said more needs to…

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