Over 2000 Sexual Violence Criminal Acts Recorded In Zimbabwe In The Past Three Months

By Michael Gwarisa Crimes of a sexual nature, coupled with the increased occurrence of intimate partner violence and gender-based violence (GBV) continue to dominate Zimbabwe’s Crime data, official statistics have shown. Data gathered by the Zimbabwe National Statistics Agency (Zimstat) shows that rape is still a major crime in Zimbabwe, with men constituting the largest number of perpetrators. According to the Zimstat data relating to Crimes and Prison admissions for the Third Quarter of 2023, the national crime rate was 1,201.8 crimes per 100,000 people in the third quarter, an…

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Building Bridges Project Reignites Feminism Energy In Zimbabwe

THE Building Bridges  for the Feminist Movement in Zimbabwe, has awakened the urge to champion women and girls rights in more than 70,000 young and budding feminists in at least four provinces in Zimbabwe where the project is being implemented. By Michael Gwarisa   The program came at the back of indications that the women’s movement was experiencing a decline in activism, as experienced women human rights defenders (WHRD) move on and young women have not necessarily had the opportunity to gain the skills, experience, finance and capacity to push…

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Chinhoyi One Stop Centre For GBV Survivors Launched

THE United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) has launched the One Stop center for  survivors of Gender Based Violence (GBV) in Chinhoyi in an effort to improve access to services for survivors of Gender Based Violence By Michael Gwarisa The GBV One-stop centre is part of the Zero Tolerance for GBV 365 National programme and has been birthed from a partnership between the UNFPA, the governments of Britain, Ireland, Sweden and the European Unione (EU) through support from the ministry of Gender and Community development. Speaking at the launch, UNFPA country…

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Men Critical in promoting gender equality- US Embassy

Staff Reporter MEN have a critical role to play in facilitating gender equality in the media as the situation benefits both sexes, a United States Embassy official has said. Briefing a discussion session facilitated by Paradoka a woman’s initiative established to provide a platform for women journalists, Sizani Weza a Media Specialist with the United States Embassy said, “Gender relations are about power and gender equality is a key policy objective of the United States in Zimbabwe in all sectors, no less the media. “Our support to empowerment programs for…

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