Categories: Zim Latest

Women Affairs Ministry commemorates 16 Days Of Activism against Gender Based Violence

The Ministry of Women Affairs, Community, Small and Medium Enterprises Development is today commemorating 16 Days Of Activism against Gender Based Violence at a local hotel in the capital.

Guest of honor is Minister Sithembiso Nyoni.

The 16 Days of Activism commemorations are this year being held under the theme, Orange the world, Fund, Respond, Prevent, Collect.

Meanwhile, studies shows Zimbabwe’s lockdown triggered sharp rise in violence against women.

A new report which has been launched in Zimbabwe is showing a sharp increase in domestic violence during the country’s two-month Covid-19 lockdown between April and May.

The report, entitled Violence Against Women and Girls During the Covid-19 Crisis in Zimbabwe, gathered data from five NGOs working with survivors of gender-based violence, including the Musasa Project, the Adult Rape Clinic and the Zimbabwe Women Lawyers Association.

Data was gathered in March, April and May.

This coincided with the month before and the two months of the lockdown imposed by President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s government on March 30 to prevent the spread of coronavirus.

 

-Zwnews

Share

Recent Posts

Our teachers were ‘poorly’ trained to administer CALA, gvt

The Minister of Primary and Secondary Education Torerai Moyo has explained the rationale behind revising… Read More

29th February 2024

Hwindi killed in $3 sex game gone wrong with passenger

A 37-YEAR-OLD tout from Birchenough Bridge died during sex with a passenger who did not… Read More

29th February 2024

The thrill of the chase: Sports betting in Ethiopia

Sports betting in Ethiopia is more than a pastime—it's a passion that captures the essence… Read More

29th February 2024

ZBC CEO suspended

The Board of Directors of the Zimbabwe Broadcasting Corporation has suspended the corporation’s Chief Executive… Read More

28th February 2024

Gvt tells journalists how to report on Gukurahundi hearings

The government through the Zimbabwe Media Commission (ZMC) has produced the "Gukurahundi Code of Conduct… Read More

28th February 2024

Virtual court hearings unconstitutional, Zim not ready for paperless court sessions- PLC report

In August last year the High Court Rules were amended by SI 153/2023 to allow… Read More

28th February 2024