Comprehensive Sexuality Education Could Help End SGBV In Schools- UNFPA

THE United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA)says Comprehensive Sexuality Education (CSE), could reduce cases of Sexual and Gender Based Violence (SHBV) in schools since it is a scientifically proven methodology of delivering sexuality education to learners. By Michael Gwarisa   Sexual and Gender Based Violence in Zimbabwean schools is perpetrated either by teaching and non-teaching staff and peers. An insidious form of gender-based violence is embedded in child labour practices in the school and the community and gender-based violence is perpetuated by a culture of silence informally maintained by victims, teachers,…

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Apply Gender Lens For All WASH Programmes To Reduce SGBV Says UNICEF

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AS the world grapples to contain the COVID-19 health crisis, a silent pandemic in the form of Sexual and Gender Based Violence (SGBV) continues to roam around untamed. According to the Multiple Indicator Cluster Survey of 2019, about one in every two women aged 15-49 in Zimbabwe had experienced emotional, physical and sexual abuse committed by the current or last husband/partner in their lifetime. By Michael Gwarisa To address the continued surge in GBV and SGBV cases, there is need to identify the loopholes and gaps that may be contributing…

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Katswe & Partners Intensify SGBV Fight In Epworth

KATSWE Sisterhood, has ramped up efforts to reduce Sexual and Gender Based Violence (SGBV) in one of Harare’s SGBV hotspot, Epworth through partnering religious organisations, schools and community advocates to raise awareness on the subject. By Michael Gwarisa The organisation is also working in collaboration with ministry of Women Affairs, the Zimbabwe Republic Police (ZRP), Trocaire, Swedish government, The Adult Rape Clinic (ARC),  JF Kapnek Trust and the National Aids Council  (NAC) to manage SGBV issues in the area. Speaking during a Girls and Women symposium in Epworth, Katswe Sistahood…

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When Votes Matter More Than Preventing SGBV

ZIMBABWE is grappling with a huge burden of early marriages, rape, Sexual and Gender Based Violence (GBV) against women and young girls. By Michael Gwarisa Government  through support from the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) and other donor and civil society groups have been running various programs at community level in a bid to end early marriages. According to the UNICEF 2017 statistics, 32% of girls in Zimbabwe are married before the age of 18 and 4% are married before their 15th birthday. The lowest median ages of marriage are…

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