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PROJECTS: GBV PREVENTION

365 DAYS OF LOCAL ACTION TO END VIOLENCE AND

ZIMBABWE LOCAL GOVERNMENT AND GENDER JUSTICE SUMMIT AND AWARDS DATE:23-25 APRIL 2012 VENUE KOPANONG HOTEL

EMPOWER WOMEN

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HOW DID YOU GO ABOUT IDENTIFYING THIS PROBLEM?

It is a known problem which has been perpetuated over time as there was an assumption by others that this is the norm and because of socialisation that women were inferior to men.
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IS THIS ISSUE IMPORTANT?


A lot of people suffer in silence. Some end up being disabled, die prematurely and the HIV and AIDS disease becomes rampant. Children become affected in schools because they are affected by the problems at home.

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HOW ARE YOU GOING ABOUT ADDRESSING THIS PROBLEM?


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Activism. Holding campaigns. Issuing pamphlets. Partnering with law enforcement agencies Holding workshops and paralegals.

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WHAT IS THE TIME-FRAME FOR THE PROJECT?


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All

year round hence the 365 days of activism against gender based violence.
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WHO IS THE KEY TARGET? WHO IS INVOLVED? ARE WOMEN AND MEN EQUALLY INVOLVED?
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Men, women, boys girls, survivors and perpetrators. The local leadership. The police and nongovernmental organisations as well as Local Authorities and schools.

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WHO IS THE KEY TARGET? WHO IS INVOLVED? ARE WOMEN AND MEN EQUALLY INVOLVED?
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The Ministry of Women Affairs, Gender & Community Development is working with the Local Authority as well as organisations such as Zichire , Ruwa Community Development Association, Padare mens forum, Legal Resource Foundation, Musasa Project. Women are involved but men`s participation is lagging behind.

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PARTNERSHIPS FORMED THROUGH THE PROJECT


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Council works with other social partners. Ministry of Women of Affairs, Gender & Community Development. Zimbabwe Community Health Research Centre.
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PARTNERSHIPS FORMED THROUGH THE PROJECT


Police

and paralegals. Padare men`s forum. Musasa project.

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RESOURCEFULNESS: WHAT FINANCIAL, HUMAN AND OTHER RESOURCES WERE MOBILISED?


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Resources mobilised include: Human, materials such as IEC, refreshments. These have been used to enhance information dissemination.
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CREATIVITY: ARE YOU USING ARTS, CULTURE, MEDIA AND SOCIAL MEDIA TO POPULARISE THE ISSUES?

Poetry. Drama. Music

and dance. Pamphlets


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MONITORING AND EVALUATION


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Ministry of Women of Affairs, Gender & Community Development to be linked with legal service providers and also support received from the police. The victims also give feedback.

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WHAT RESULTS HAVE BEEN ACHIEVED?


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There

is a high number of people coming to seek help and also those who bring feedback. Formulation of a child protection Committee

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WHAT RESULTS HAVE BEEN ACHIEVED?


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Statistics for the last 6 months are as follows: Reported cases: Oct 20 females, 15 children Nov 2 men; 30 female; 35 children Dec 5 male; 18 female; 20 children Jan 1 male; 14 female; 15 children Feb 5 male; 10 female; 12 children Mar 10 male; 10 female; 8 children
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WHAT RESULTS HAVE BEEN ACHIEVED?


Feedback from Assisted Cases for last 5 months Nov 0 male, 15 females, 10 children. Dec: 1 male, 12 female, 8 children Jan: 2 male; 10 female, 15 children Feb: 3 male, 8 female, 10 children Mar: 7 male; 9 female, 12 children

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IMPACT (BASED ON THE SADC PROTOCOL TARGETS)


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The project helps to achieve Articles1 4-11; which provides for constitutions in the region to enshrine gender equality , and 20 to 25; which makes a provision for the implementation of a variety of strategies including enacting, reviewing , reforming and enforcing laws aimed at eliminating all forms of gender based violence and trafficking.

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IMPACT (BASED ON THE SADC PROTOCOL TARGETS)


The means for achieving these targets is through a coordinated approach and methods for information dissemination. Continuous campaigns, posters and pamphlets to the community.

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SUSTAINABILITY AND REPLICATION


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It

is very sustainable & can be replicated by others.


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LESSONS LEARNED
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People lack information and it is not a once off activity. Need for all stakeholders to work together as a team for meaningful results to be achieved.
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ANY QUESTIONS?

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