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Taking the bull by its horns - 16 Days of Activism! 16 Actions steps

THIS year we are taking the bull by its horns! We have lined up awareness raising activities for young people, women and men living in Queens Park and Kingsdale in Bulawayo, Zimbabwe. Activities lined up for this year’s celebrations will increase recognition, support and respect for our local initiatives aimed at upholding Communication Rights which will lead to the recognition, implementation and protection of other human rights. We will raise awareness of how Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) can be used negatively by perpetrators of Gender Based Violence (GBV).
- We have planned onsite visits to our newly established offices where people will be exposed to new ICTs.
- We will hold discussions of how GBV and Violence Against Women (VAW and children can be committed using ICTs.
- We will shows women and girls how they can protect themselves from GBV committed using ICTs.
- We will have a Blog-a-thon and ‘run a 16 Days of Activism marathon online aimed at documenting all our activities as a means of documenting and raising awareness of GBV and VAW in Zimbabwe.
- A local visual artist will work with our beneficiaries to use visual art to portray VAW and children.
- Our citizen journalism programme will address GBV issues and VAW.
- We will partner with a local church to commemorate this important day with women and girls living with mental health problems.
- We will close the curtains for the 16 Days of Activism with a gallery walk to showcase GBV paintings produced locally by women and girls in Kingsdale and Queens Park.

In short, this year’s activities will be memorable as we set our feet firmly on the ground to reach and serve women and girls in Zimbabwe.Follow us to learn more about our activities.

Learn more about our activities by visiting our blog

This story was written for World Pulse’s Ending Violence Against Women Digital Action Campaign.

World Pulse believes that women's stories, recommendations, and collective rising leadership can—and will—bring an end to gender-based violence. The EVAW Campaign elicits powerful content from women on the ground, strengthens their confidence as vocal grassroots leaders, and ensures that influencers and powerful institutions hear their stories.
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jap21's picture

Hi Cad

You are awesome as usual!

Thank you for the great activities that you deliver my friend. Do you remember me?

I always remember you as one of the best writers in World Pulse. Please don´t ever stop opening new doors as you always do.

In sisterhood, receive a big hug from Bolivia.


Jacqueline Patiño FundActiva
Tarija - Bolivia
South America

cad_communication's picture

Thank you

Yes, Jackie, i still remember you. How could forget one of my online sisters. We are sisters for life. I had been extremely tied up but now i'm back online and will resume writing.

Stay connected. With much love.


irmia's picture

Love to hear more

HI Cad:

Hope everything runs well :)
Love to hear more :)


cad_communication's picture

visit our blog for more

Dear Mia,

The 16 Days of activism ended on December 10. We reached many people and touched the lives of many people. Learn more about how we reached diverse groups in creative ways by vising our blog

Happy reading.


cmphung's picture

This is great

Dear Cad,

I think what you are doing is fantastic. You are creating greater awareness but also empowering women to do something-arming them with tools that they can use to protect themselves. It is great that you are involving the community. Perhaps next time incorporate advocacy as well.

Great job!

Charlene Phung MPH

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