By Lessely Chimushonga and Tichaona Mataruse.
Bwalo Matalikilo Trust, a Hwange based Non Government Organisation has lined up road shows in line with 16 days of activism against Gender Based Violence (GBV).
The road sows will also involve sex education in the community according to Anna Mandizha Ncube the Director of BMT.
“We will also host soccer matches after the road show, where we will take advantage of those coming to watch matches and enlighten them about GBV,” she said adding that gender based violence can affect any gender and should be avoided.
“Gender based violence can be directed at anyone and people need to know what it is and how to deal with it when someone is being affected so we always want to take advantage of these 16 days and thoroughly educate the public.”
BMT also advocates for zero child marriages in the communities urging all in the communities to fight it.
Meanwhile The Ministry of Women Affairs Hwange office is working towards running the 16 days of activism against GBV .
Speaking to stakeholders, the Ministry’s District Officer Six Ncube said they will also have road shows in Mabale, Dete, Silewu and Makwandara Wards.
“We are going to raise awareness campaigns to the wards in Hwange rural community, we will advocate for the use of fliers written in local languages, use of dramas and poems as necessary tools for information dissemination,” he said.
Running under theme “All lives matter end GBV now”, the 16 Days of Activism against GBV is an annual international campaign that starts on November 25.