Taking Child Marriages And SGBV Fight Right To The Doorstep Of Marginalized Tribes In Mbire

Women in Mazambara, Mbire benefit from the SASA model

MBIRE district in Mashonaland Central is home to vast wildlife including the famous Big Five even though one of the animals, the Black Rhino has since vanished from the picture. Despite the rugged terrain and a poor road network ahead, the meandering and curvaceous road leading to Mbire through the Mavhuradonha mountain range makes one green with envy. By Michael Gwarisa recently in Mbire However, beyond this beauty lies a monster, Sexual and Gender Based Violence (SGBV), which has led to a spike in the incidence and prevalence of early…

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Zim Rape Law Not Protecting Minors Against Sexual Predators

CIVIL Society Organizations have come out guns blazing against High Court judge Justice Tawanda Chitapi who recently granted a 26-year-old sex worker Precious Teya bail after ruling that the 13-year-old boy whom she had engaged in transactional sex with was actually a willing participant. By Michael Gwarisa In an interview with HealthTimes, Padare/Ekundleni Men’s Forum Programs Officer Jonathan Memory said the   law should be applied without any prejudice and both the girl and boy child should be treated equally at law. There are issues that are there with this bail…

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Women Cant Rape Men According to Zimbabwean Law

DO you all still remember those days a few years back when newspapers would be flooded with stories of women who would target drunk unsuspecting men, have sex with them without their consent for the purposes of harvesting sperms? Almost every headline screamed “Women Rapists On The Loose.” But do you know what the Zimbabwean law says about rape and the procedures one should take reporting a rape case? By Michael Gwarisa According to Zimbabwe’s Criminal Law Codification and Reform Act, it is impossible for a woman to rape a…

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Women Pressure Groups Demand Commission of Inquiry On Magaya

THE Women’s Coalition of Zimbabwe (WCoZ) wants a commission of inquiry to probe sexual abuse allegations levelled against Prophetic Healing and Deliverance Ministries leader Prophet Walter Magaya. By Kudakwashe Pembere The organisation is a group of women pressure groups in the country.  WCoZ chairperson Ms Ronika Mumbire told journalists on Friday that the organisation was disturbed by a series of videos and images circulating on social media where the women who had initially reported violations withdrew their reports on the same platform. “”This raises questions around credibility of allegations, public…

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Army To Conduct Military Parades To Identify Rapist Soldiers

ZIMBABWE National Army (ZDF) says it is willing to conduct public militarily parades to aid victims of the alleged rape violence by soldiers identify their assailants. Briefing the media, Major General Douglas Nyikayaramba said  the army was a disciplined unit and rape  was not tolerated and they take the allegations of rape by military personnel seriously. “The defense forces is taking is taking accusations of rape, murder and torture seriously The defense forces is a disciplined force and any form of abuse will never be tolerated. “We are willing to…

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Rape Victims Urged To Visit The Clinic Within 72 Hours

THE Adult Rape Clinic is calling on all victims of rape to seek medical assistance from nearest clinics within 72 hours to avoid pregnancy, HIV infection among other health complications. HealthTimes Reporter Their call comes hot on the heels of numerous reports of rape obtaining around the country as a result of the military and police crackdown on-citizens following last week’s protests. Through their micro-blogging site, Adult Rape Clinic said rape victims do not need to produce a police report to get medical attention at any health institution. “Receiving Medical…

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SA Woman Invents Revolutionary Anti-Rape Gadget For Women

…It Delivers Instant Justice To The Offender RAPE is increasingly developing into an untamed beast the world over with cases of rape continuously being reported daily. By Michael Gwarisa According to global rape statistics, a woman is raped after every 98 seconds in the United States of America while South Africa also has a high rape prevalence rate. Rape is a type of sexual assault usually involving sexual intercourse or other forms of sexual penetration carried out against a person without that person’s consent. To rid the world of this…

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Raped At 15, Impregnated, Fails To Abort

NINE months ago, what started as an ordinary school day ended tragically for one Primary school pupil Theresa Maropa (Not real name) from Tanda in Nyanga, after she was brutally raped and violated by a daring, unrelenting fellow villager.   By Michael Gwarisa in Nyanga The man whose identity is yet to be ascertained is married and has his family but indications are that he has since gone into hiding in some unknown location. By merely glancing at the young girl whose innocence was forcibly taken away from her, one…

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