The Zimbabwe Spotlight Initiative celebrated its gains and achievements from the past five years through hosting a “Shacking off GBV” zumba session in Harare recently.
The zumba session is a continued call in raising awareness against gender based violence and to encourage more women to speak out against all forms of abuse.
The event was graced by various stakeholders from the civil society, various corporates and local university students.
The fight against GBV through zumba sessions was adopted a few years ago by the Spotlight Civil Society Reference Group which is made up of diverse experts who represent children and women’s rights and those living with disability.
The Spotlight Initiative is a global partnership to eliminate all forms of violence against women and girls, and is being implemented by UNDP, UN Women and UNFPA.
Through its #OwnWheelsCampaign initiative introduced during the peak of the COVID-19, women and girls in various communities received information on sexual and reproductive health rights and had a chance to speak out against perpetrators of domestic violence.
However, the Spotlight Initiative comes to the end of its five-year term this December.