Latest Preventing School-Related Gender-Based Violence Activities

FAWEZI hosted a number of activities for our program for preventing school-related gender-based violence (SRGBV) this week.

Firstly, we held a 2-day training for the sensitization of School Heads on preventing SRGBV. The first day took place in Bindura at Hermann Gmeiner High School, where FAWEZI facilitator, Daphne Chimuka, helped participants explore “sex, gender, and power in the school.” The second day took place in Chitungwiza where school heads were trained and spoke in groups about multiple facets of SRGBV.

In addition, we hosted the program “Effective Leadership for Preventing and Responding to School Related Gender Based Violence” in Harare. The programme was graced by one head and one teacher from each of our Preventing SRGBV project schools, as well as representatives from the Deputy Provincial Education Directors responsible for Learner Welfare, Psychological Services and Special Needs Education (LEPS), the PED’s office – Education Inspectors in Guidance and Counselling and Provincial Education Psycologist (PEPS), the Harare Province – Learner Welfare Services Department, Education Inspectors (EI) assigned to Guidance and Counselling tasks, the DSI‘s office – Remedial Tutor (RT) and District Lifelong Literacy Coordinator (DLLC).

Part of the program was unpacking policy provisions on SRGBV towards strengthening implementation, opportunities/linkages with the Whole School Approach, and raising actions to be done by the 10 project schools.

This program would not be possible without UNGEI and the Forum for African Women Educationalists (FAWE). 

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SRGBV School Stakeholder Meetings

FAWEZI supported our Shamva project schools this past week to host stakeholder meetings for the school communities. Our five project schools in Shamva are Mupfure Primary, Mupfure Secondary, Mutumba Primary, Mutumba Secondary, and Madziwa Rural Primary. The schools’ stakeholder meetings took place between the 11th to the 13th of November, 2019. FAWEZI supported the schools with budgets to hold the meetings so that they raise resources to enhance addressing School-Related Gender-Based Violence. The five schools got a variety of donations, including resources to build toilets for disabled students. These stakeholder meetings were held under the project “School Related Gender-Based Violence-Pilot Initiative-Whole School Approach,” which FAWEZI runs in partnership with the UN Girls Education Initiative.