Young Women To Lead The Change

Young Women Christian Association (YWCA) yesterday held a global movement event aiming to end violence against women and girls.

In an interview with 263times, Young Woman Christian Association, Midlands chairperson Jayne Munyamani said educating women benefit their families and communities.

“Gender-Based Violence (GBV) undermines opportunities for women and denies them the ability to fully utilize their basic human rights, violence against women and girls is a human rights violation, we need to end GBV to empower women and young women to lead the change they want to see in their communities,” she said.

For more than 20 years, YWCA set aside one week in October as a Week Without Violence as they hold events and share information and stories advocating to end GBV.

“When we envision a world without violence, we begin to build a path to creating that world, we raise awareness about gender-based violence, support survivors, and envision a world without violence! This year, our Week Without Violence Campaign centers around a new theme: Beyond Resilience: From Surviving to Thriving,” she added.

Meanwhile, regional chairperson for Mashonaland region in Mbare Ms Tendai Padya said YWCA offer help to everyone since they are aiming to end GBV.

“We help everyone who comes and report her story to us then we go to the police and report the matter whereby we will be helping her till the story has come to an end with the rightful judgement.

“Everyone is free to join and become a member of the YWCA , due to Covid -19 we have not been able to move around educating people on GBV but we are still going to help the societies and educate them more on the importance of being a member of the YWCA,” she said.

YWCA Zimbabwe develop the leadership and collective power of women and girls to achieve social and economic empowerment, human rights, health, security, dignity, freedom, justice, peace and sustainable environment for all humanity.

It is an inclusive Christian society where girls and young women actualize their potentials and live fulfilled lives.



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