Engage Boys Empower Girls Stop GBViolence Zimbabwe

by Tag a Life International Trust (TaLI)

Summary

In Zimbabwe Gender based violence(GBV) and all forms of discrimination against girls have been perpetrated generation after another because of sexist harmful religious and cultral norms. Girls are vulnerable to HIV, Child Marriages and Poverty. To reduce its impact, Tag a Life International Trust(TaLI) started this initiative to provide Prevention and offer interventions for GBV through educating young boys to change attitudes against girls and empower girls to claim their rights.
$988
total raised
17
donors
0
monthly donors
3
years active

Challenge

This project responds to Gender Based Violence (GBV) against the girl child in Pre-adolescent, Adolescents and Early Reproductive health ages in the chosen Zimbabwean communities. GBV has led to HIV infections and vulnerabilities in girls in the Zimbabwean communities. Vulnerabilities include HIV, Gender Inequalities, Male Norms/Sexism and Lack of Access by Girls to Information and Productive Resources.

Solution

We engage Boys to Challenge Gender Inequalities, Male Norms and Sexism behaviors; shifting from 'would-be-perpetrators' position to become partners in curbing Gender Based Violence against girls. We empower girls to change their lives and those of girls around them. For girls we teach on reproductive health rights, HIV information & Prevention(including Post Exposure Prophyluxis-PEP), Gender and Confidence Building. Communities are sensitized to facilitate gender equality in homes for girls.

Long-Term Impact

When boys and girls are empowered, less girls suffer gender based violence. Boys become agencies of change in challenging norms that suppress girls and sexist attitudes are gone. Girls claim their rights in communities and take responsibilities for their lives. Lesser HIV infections in young girls. Girls enjoy equal rights as boys thus access to education and right to be children. Safety in communities and girls' economic status' is improved as they get equal opportunities.

Resources

https:/​/​www.tagalife.org
Tag a Life International(TaLI) Website for more in
Our Facebook page
Our Facebook Group where we discuss Girls issues
A complementory song about Women Dilemmas by Nyari

Organization Information

Tag a Life International Trust (TaLI)

Location: Harare - Zimbabwe
Website: http:/​/​tagalife.org/​
Project Leader:
Nyaradzo Mashayamombe
Harare, Mashona Land Zimbabwe

Retired Project!

This project is no longer accepting donations.
 

Still want to help?

Find another project in Zimbabwe or in Women and Girls that needs your help.
Find a Project

Learn more about GlobalGiving

Teenage Science Students
Vetting +
Due Diligence

Snorkeler
Our
Impact

Woman Holding a Gift Card
Give
Gift Cards

Young Girl with a Bicycle
GlobalGiving
Guarantee

Sign up for the GlobalGiving Newsletter
WARNING: Javascript is currently disabled or is not available in your browser. GlobalGiving makes extensive use of Javascript and will not function properly with Javascript disabled. Please enable Javascript and refresh this page.