[Featured Resource] Breaking the Silence on Gender-Based Violence in Zimbabwe

This week’s profiled resource is titled “Breaking the Silence on Gender-Based Violence in Zimbabwe: A Case Documentation on the UN Women Supported Violence Against Women and Girls (VAWG) and Gender-Based Violence (GBV) Project” and comes to us from Justice for Children (JCT), Women and Law in Southern Africa (WLSA) , and the Zimbabwe Women Lawyers Association (ZWLA). This case study presents the results of the Violence Against Women and Girls (VAWG) and Gender-Based Violence (GBV) project, which was implemented in response to the high-prevalence of violence and lack of services for survivors of GBV in Zimbabwe. The study concluded that gender-based violence can be prevented through the use of legal awareness campaigns and integrating GBV services into the health sector.

To learn more about Breaking the silence on Gender-Based Violence in Zimbabwe:

The Violence Against Women and Girls (VAWG) and Gender-Based Violence (GBV) project worked to improve utilisation of comprehensive quality services for the protection, care, and support for GBV survivors and had four objectives:

• Strengthened community structures to prevent and respond to GBV on girls and women in three districts.

• Improved access to comprehensive survivor sensitive services, including legal services for the benefit of adolescent girls, women and their children.

• Strengthened evidence-based advocacy at different levels, including at community, on GBV on girls and women.

• Ensuring project implementation in line with objectives, learning, sharing and accountability.

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