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Calls made for widespread awareness against GBV

Story by Fungai Jachi

THIS Saturday marks the commencement of the 16 days of activism against gender-based violence commemorated globally, with the main focus being on the empowerment of women and girls to ensure they are not vulnerable to GBV.

The 25th of November marks the beginning of 16 days of activism against gender-based violence, a period set aside to intensify efforts to end all forms of gender-related violence.

A snap survey by the ZBC News crew in Harare’s Central Business District this Saturday revealed that women believe fighting GBV should go beyond the 16 days while others feel there is an information gap on what the 16 days are all about.

“Personally, I feel like these days are just for organisations and pressure groups because most ordinary women do not even know there are days like that. So there is a need to raise awareness concerning these days so that they make sense to everyone.”

For others focus should also be given to men and boys as they are also prone to abuse.

“I think it is not only girls and women who are abused because even boys and men are also facing abuse. During these campaigns there is a need to balance both genders as violence can be perpetrated on both men and women.”

The 16 Days of Activism is an opportunity to raise awareness about the health and social consequences of violence especially being perpetrated against women and girls and strengthen commitment to collective action.

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