Welcome to the Launch of the 16 days of activism against Gender Based Violence Campaign 2018 – Lighting of Parliament.
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The Speaker of the National Assembly has lit the Parliament Building orange signifying the official launch of the 16 days of activism Against Gender Based Violence.
No serious research has been carried out to find out the root cause of GBV. Musha mukadzi in our culture there is a special place for the mother.
In my experience as a lawyer, I have come across situations where the victim of GBV withdraw charges against their assailants the reason being that the poor lady has forsaken her right since she has no means to support herself and her children if her offending husband is convicted and sentenced to a jail term.
In our African culture the perpetrators of GBV are called mabhinya asina hunhu anobhinya ana amai. This shows that our culture does not condone GBV. Parliament should come up with robust legislation that adequately deals with the perpetrators of GBV. These laws should also be supported through the institution of traditional leaders such as sabhuku, sadunhu and nemadzishe.
He pointed out that the remembrance of this occasion for the 16 days of activism against GBV should be a daily event, so that we truly become the apostles advocating for the eradication of GBV. This should also be extended to all schools so that men and women share the same dignity despite our different stations in life.
Remarks by Hon Speaker of the National Assembly.
Remarks by Her Excellency The Ambassador of the Kingdom of Netherlands, Ms Barbara Van Hellermond.
In the Netherlands man / women are equal hence the eradication of gender based violence is critical.
GBV can take place in the form of physical violence, rape and denial to resources.
There is no excuse for violence, the amount of verbal, physical and sexual abuse that women politicians are subjected to is quite appalling.
Today the lighting of Parliament orange in line with the Parliament’s vision as wella s finding the Clerk and Speaker of the National Assembly as better allies to this worthy cause.
There are boundaries to be pushed, Parliament has the tools to end Gender Based Violence.
Let us make every woman and girl in Zimbabwe safe.
Today’s receiver of roses is the Ambassador of the He for She Campaign, Hon Adv. J. F. Mudenda.
The Deputy Chairperson gave the speech on behalf of the Zimbabwe Women’s Parliamentary Caucus. The speech delivered on the crusade against Gender Based Violence (GBV).
Welcome remarks by the Deputy Chairperson of the Zimbabwe Women’s Parliamentary Caucus Hon. S. Bhudha-Masara.
The evening’s proceedings have now started with a prayer by Hon M. Chikukwa followed by introductions by the Director of Ceremonies, Mr. K. M. Chokuda, the Clerk of Parliament.