by Takudzwa Mahove
It is an age-old topic of discussion, a global problem which needs to be addressed day in day out with never ending efforts of indoctrination for humankind to realise and accept that Gender Based Violence has no place anywhere in the world.
As cases and incidences continue to swell up with each passing Lockdown day, local Non-governmental organization, Musasa Project is urging victims of this barbaric act to come forward and report the senseless perpetrators to ensure they are brought to book.
In an interview, Musasa Project official, Precious Taru said victims should not let perpetrators take advantage of the lockdown but report immediately on the NGO’s numerous social media platforms and toll-free phone numbers.
She also indicated that the organisation has noted a worrying increase in the number of Covid-19 lockdown period.
Musasa Project is a non-governmental organization that was set up in 1988 to deal with issues of violence against women and girls. It provides relief to survivors of Gender Based Violence (GBV). The organization operates from four (4) regional offices, namely: Harare, Bulawayo, Gweru and Masvingo. Further, Musasa has established 13 shelters in different areas across Zimbabwe with physical presence in all 10 provinces.