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24 February 2021

Leadership sensitization meetings under Spotlight Initiative bear fruit as communities are encouraged to report GBV

“Traditional leaders remain a key component in the fight against Gender Based Violence, not only because we participate in behaviour change programmes in our communities but mostly because we know... Read more

18 February 2021

Health Development Fund reaches out to Sex Workers – through funding life skills education

“My name is Onai* I am young woman selling sex aged 23 years. I stay in Hopley. It’s one of the poorest suburbs in Harare.  I was not able to continue with education because there was no money and... Read more

17 February 2021

Teen pregnancy and STI infection – Safe Space facilitator helps young survivor access psycho-social support

Fourteen-year-old, *Tinotenda a Form 2 student at a school on the outskirts of Harare shocked her parents when they discovered that she was pregnant. Her mother became helpless as she did not know... Read more

12 February 2021

Healed and Empowered: A supportive mother helps her GBV survivor daughter get essential services at newly launched Umzingwane shelter

“My name is *Lisa, I am 21 years old and an orphan. I am a survivor of gang rape and emotional abuse. I have been staying with my grandmother and 3 siblings. One day as I was coming from fetching... Read more

20 January 2021

Maternal deaths on the decline in Manicaland as key investments pay off

Dr. Admire Maravanyika, is among the 32 health workers that have received training and facilitated on emergency obstetric and neonatal care. As the Manicaland Provincial Maternal and Child Health... Read more

10 December 2020

Centre for GBV survivors launched under the Spotlight Initiative in Bindura 

Bindura, 7 December, 2020 - Dorcas Chimhenyu (39), of Mazowe has been married for close to 10 years. She recalls, she has never experienced abuse at the hands of her husband, until recently, when her... Read more

3 December 2020

Treatment & support centre for survivors of Gender Based Violence launched in Zimbabwe under Spotlight Initiative to Eliminate Violence Against Women and Girls

Press Release Treatment & support centre for survivors of Gender Based Violence launched in Zimbabwe under Spotlight Initiative to Eliminate Violence Against Women and Girls ….as the EU, GoZ,... Read more

10 November 2020

UNFPA to respond to GBV needs in Cyclone Idai affected areas under ZIRP project

The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), the United Nations’ sexual reproductive health agency and lead agency on Gender Based Violence (GBV) with support from the World Bank, under the Zimbabwe... Read more

2 November 2020

Government of China responds to maternal health needs in Cyclone Idai affected areas

The Ministry of Health and Child Care with support from the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) and funding from the People’s Republic of China, has conducted training in Basic Emergency Obstetric... Read more

16 October 2020

UNFPA supports partners in mining, traditional and religious communities to respond to GBV under Spotlight Initiative

GBV in mining communities According to a 2016 – 2019 Centre for Natural Resource Governance research in selected geographical mining areas in Zimbabwe, women living in the country’s mining areas are... Read more