The Arrogance, or is it Ignorance, of Privilege

  • Posted on: 4 December 2012
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Some people believe that enough has been said and done to improve women’s human rights, or to fight gender based violence, or  to realise the goal of gender equality characterised by equal chances for all,  equal access to these chances for all and equal respect among all.Could it be forgetfulness or just a sense of acute arrogance of a privileged few to seriously ask, “What is it that women want?” especially if you are also a woman. But yes some men (and women) ask;

“What is it that women want?”“Don’t they have enough already?”“What more do they want?”

HIV/AIDS and Gender Based Violence.

  • Posted on: 30 November 2012
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Tomorrow, the 1st of December, the world will commemorate World Aids Day. The theme this year is ‘Getting to Zero: Zero new HIV infections. Zero discrimination. Zero AIDS related deaths.’ As we are also commemorating 16 Days of Activism Against Gender Based Violence it becomes paramount to realise the correlation between Gender Based Violence and the prevalence of HIV and AIDS.

Women, Stand Up For Your Rights!

  • Posted on: 27 November 2012
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On Saturday the 24th of November the Ministry of Women’s Affairs, Gender and Community Development officially launched the 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence. The 16 days kicked off with a three day fair at which different organisations that offer services to victims of gender-based violence show-cased their work. The aura at the launch was inspiring.

16 Days of Activism. What Are You Doing?

  • Posted on: 22 November 2012
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The  23rd of November 2012 marks the first day of 16 days of activism against Gender Based Violence (GBV). This year Zimbabwe unites with the rest of the world under the global theme “From Peace in the Home to Peace in the World: Let’s Challenge all forms of Gender Based Violence and End Violence against Women!” Gender-based violence is usually committed against women and girls and although sexual violence against men and boys also occurs there are reportedly fewer cases.