Zimbabwe: 16 Songs Against Gender-Based Violence #GBV

“As such, here are sixteen Zimbabwean songs, one each for the days of the (Recently ended #16DaysOfActivismAgainstGenderBasedViolence) campaign, that have explored the matter of gender-based-violence.

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In 1991, the Center for Women’s Global Leadership (Rutgers University) initiated the 16 Days Against Gender-Based Violence campaign, beginning on November 25 ( International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women), right through World AIDS Day on December 1st among other important activism days, until International Human Rights Day on December 10th.

By Shingi Mavima, Michigan, USA

The campaign remains as relevant as it was 29 years ago, as societies the world over remain entrenched (albeit to different degrees) in archaic systems that enable different forms of violence against women, whether it be physical (rape, femicide, battery), economic (wage differences, workplace harassment), sociopolitical (lack of franchise, representation), among other forms of marginalisation.

Snap from a Rokafellaz GBV song

As such, here are sixteen Zimbabwean songs, one each for the days of the campaign, that have explored the matter of gender-based-violence. While a great list, we recognize that it…

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