The World Fight Against Gender Based Violence (GBV)

World Health Organisation (WHO) has estimated that nearly 1 in 3 women worldwide have experienced physical and/or sexual violence, mostly by an intimate partner.
Today marks the second day into the global 16 Days of activism against Gender Based Violence (GBV).
In a statement, WHO said “The COVID-19 pandemic has further contributed to increasing risks of violence, particularly domestic violence against women.”

The International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women is marked every year on 25 November, is a global advocacy effort aimed at preventing and eliminating violence against women who continue to face unacceptable levels of violence.

The World Health Organisation said they be raising awareness on how to prevent GBV in the 16 days.

“From 25 November to 10 December, during the 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence, WHO and partners will be raising awareness about the global need to prevent and respond to violence against women, and provide support to survivors.” Read the statement.

Meanwhile, Zimbabweans have joined the rest of the world in fighting against Gender Based Violence.

The Zimbabwe Association of Community Radio Stations (ZACRAS) in a statement said, “The Zimbabwe Association of Community Radio Stations (ZACRAS) joins the rest of the world in marking the 16 days of activism against Gender Based Violence (GBV). Community radios are crucial in localising the fight against GBV. We call for communities to end GBV.”

┬áCentre Stage Media Arts Foundation Zimbabwe said, “Let’s empower women against #GenderBasedViolence & promote their full participation in local & national governance in Zimbabwe.”

Yeukai is a professional and experienced journalist, broadcaster & writer.

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