Emthonjeni Women’s forum (EWF)
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Who are we?
Emthonjeni Women’s Forum (EWF) Trust No CF 54/2010 (registered on 28 May 2010) is an emerging apolitical Zimbabwean women’s non- profit making organization which seeks to prevent and respond to domestic violence, in the process assisting women realize the potential power they have to empower themselves and take a stand against all forms of violence. The organization was established to assist in preventive and responsive measures of gender based violence and in addressing behavior change gaps for survivors and perpetrators of domestic violence in Zimbabwe. Emthonjeni Women’s Forum was founded specifically to assist women overcome domestic violence and realize their economic potential as well as creating a platform where they can share and exchange information on various issues brought about by inequalities between men and women.
The passion is to offer a holistic package (male involvement and full support for the woman to heal and empower) that will positively impact on both the perpetrator and survivor of domestic violence. EWF is operational in the marginalized region of Matabeleland North region of Zimbabwe namely Insiza, Umzingwane and Tsholotsho.
The aim of the organization is:
To reduce all forms of violence against women specifically domestic violence in the process promoting women’s rights.
The organization’s vision is:
To see a society that is gender based violence free, seeks gender justice and equity, offers equal access to positions of responsibility.
The organization’s mission is:
To provide an opportunity and platform for targeted communities to challenge the behaviours, beliefs and customs that promote gender based violence, inequity and gender injustices.