IN the drafting of Zimbabwe’s National GBV strategy, Government with support from the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) Zimbabwe country office has begun a stakeholder mapping and consultative mapping exercise with organisations operating in the anti-gender-based violence space.
The exercise is virtual in the form of organisations filling out an online survey form.
“Are you a Gender/SRHR Service Organisation operating in Zimbabwe? We are inviting you to participate in the rapid stakeholder mapping and consultation exercise to inform the National GBV Strategy 2022-26,” UNFPA Zimbabwe tweeted.
This exercise examines the nature of programmes this organisations do linked to GBV.
“This exercise is meant to enable the MWACSMED and UNFPA to obtain the stakeholders’ views on priority interventions for consideration in the next national strategy, and better understand the quantity and nature of the activities that stakeholders are currently engaged in,” said the Women’s Ministry and UNFPA Zimbabwe in a statement.
The strategy is a policy document to address GBV in Zimbabwe.
“The Ministry of Women Affairs, Community, Small and Medium Enterprises Development (MWACSMED) with support from UNFPA Zimbabwe Country Office is in the process of developing a new Gender Based Violence (GBV) prevention and response strategy for programming during the period 2022 – 2026. The strategy will act as a policy document that provides a common platform and technical guidance to stakeholders, for an effective and holistically coordinated approach to addressing GBV and gender inequality in Zimbabwe,” they said.
Information obtained from this exercise will be used only for informational purposes and is not in any way confirming partnerships, awards or procurements.