EFFECTIVE COMMUNICATION A WEAPON TO FIGHT DOMESTIC VIOLENCE
Written by carol phiri on December 5, 2018
Women and men have been urged to communicate more effectively at home in order to reduce cases of domestic violence that continue on an upward trajectory in the country.
Speaking to YAFM on the sidelines of a Health Promotion Day Commemoration, Murowa Diamonds Senior House Project Manager Mrs. Olivia Dzawo called on both women and men to communicate either with their partners or with family members so as to find better solutions to their problems.
Research has shown that Gender-based violence undermines opportunities for women and denies them the ability to fully utilize their basic human rights.
In Zimbabwe, about 1 in 3 women aged 15 to 49 have experienced physical violence and about 1 in 4 women have experienced sexual violence since the age of 15.