Articles tagged 'gender based violence'

Kunonga to hold compensatory gig 12 December 2018 HARARE - Afro-fusion star Victor Kunonga, whose gig at the Rooftop, New Ambassadors Hotel last Saturday was wrecked by a technical glitch will hold a compensatory concert at the same venue on Friday. The Kwedu singer told the Daily News about his indebtedness to the fans who attended the show ...
Kunonga to hold Anti-Gender-based Violence concert 6 December 2018 HARARE - Afro-fusion star Victor Kunonga has decided to throw his weight behind the on-going 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence by holding a concert in support of the international campaign at the Rooftop, New Ambassadors Hotel on Saturday. According to Musekiwa Clinton Tapera, ...
Rights groups galvanise GBV fight 2 December 2018 HARARE - As part of activities marking the 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence — a campaign to galvanise action to end violence against women and girls around the world —Zimbabwean campaigners have joined those around the world to challenge attitudes on violence against women and gi...
'Gender-based violence rife' 6 September 2018 HARARE - Gender-based violence (GBV) against women remains rife in the country, with one in two women without education experiencing spousal violence, according to the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) Zimbabwe 2017 report. In the recently released report, overall, 14 percent women report...
Domestic violence trails women, girls 11 December 2016 HARARE - Pamela Phiri,47, and Dorika Banzi, 53, were lucky to be released from serving 20 and 17-year sentences respectively for murdering their husbands. Phiri, a teacher by profession had hacked her husband while Banzi slit the throat of her live-in lover with a fish paring knife. The two...
Gender based violence is rife 8 December 2016 HARARE - It is time for action to end gender-based violence and men should not be inevitable to speak out against the violence, Parliamentary Portfolio Committee chairperson on gender and Goromonzi MP Biata Nyamupinga has said. Gender based violence is rife-and it is getting worse-according to...
Domestic violence scourge hits Chipinge 24 April 2016 HARARE - Tsenekai Mabika was butchered by her husband Kudzai Ndongwe after a heated argument. The loving mother, as her family would like her to be known, came from Mbeure Village in Chipinge. She had two children aged five and two. She had strong family support. She was loved. Mabika died ...
Activists ring alarm to GBV 9 March 2014 HARARE - Zimbabwe will today mark International Women’s Day with meetings and protests against rising gender-based violence (GBV), although there are some celebrations for hard-won victories. In the capital Harare, where dozens of women continue to take refuge in shelters after gender-based at...
'Traditional courts oppressing women' 5 January 2014 HARARE - The patriarchal nature of traditional courts is providing prime ground for the abuse of women by their male counterparts, a continental network has said. Women Empowerment Scribes Africa (Wefsa) claims the courts have fuelled Gender Based Violence (GBV) against women. “Traditional ...
Women should stand up for their rights 5 December 2013 EDITOR — Gender based violence(GBV) is a mole which is slowly eating away society. Everyday women are being subjected to physical, emotional, physiological and verbal abuse with the children becoming victims of circumstances. However, I am really taken aback by how some abused women handle the...
Budget for GBV response activities, govt told 4 December 2013 HARARE - Government must allocate funds to bankroll Gender Based Violence (GBV) response activities in the 2014 national budget, the Zimbabwe Women’s Resource Centre and Network (ZWRCN) has said. As Zimbabwe joins the rest of the world in commemorating 16 Days of Activism against Gender Based ...
Cases of domestic violence on rise 29 November 2013 HARARE - Violence against women and girls is one of the most widespread violations of human rights. According to a 2013 WHO global study, 35 percent of women worldwide have experienced either physical and/or sexual violence. However, some national studies show that up to 70 percent of women...
Female artistes tackle gender-based violence 28 November 2013 HARARE - Sistaz Open Mic, a platform for female artistes to express themselves, will return to the Book Café on Saturday as part of commemorations of 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence. The special event created and designed under Pamberi Trust's Flame (Female Literary Arts and ...
'Churches must help stem gender-based violence' 15 November 2013 HARARE - The National Aids Council of Zimbabwe yesterday urged church leaders to embark on massive campaign against all forms of gender-based violence (GBV) that is fuelling HIV and Aids. In an address to churches leaders, Madenyika Magwenjere, the provincial Aids action council chairperson, s...