A new platform for discussion of gender and women’s issues has been created by
Pamberi Trust at The Book Café in Harare, which is aimed at contributing to initiatives of advancing gender equality and promoting women’s rights in Zimbabwe. The first event will be this Thursday 19 November, from 5.30-7pm, on the topic “Women Defeating the Odds of Violence”. You are cordially invited.
In line with the ‘16 Days of Activism against Violence against Women’ campaign the discussion will focus on issues around gender-based violence in Zimbabwe, particularly on how women have survived violence and picked up their lives. Speakers for this first event are well known feminist Thoko Matshe, and musician/bandleader Edith Katiji will talk on the experiences of women artists. The discussion will be opened to the floor and chaired by Sally Dura, and followed by time for networking and exchange learning.
Pamberi Trust and it’s gender programme FLAME (Female Literary, Arts and Music Enterprise) joins the ’16 Days of Activism of Violence Against Women’ campaign each year, and this discussion kicks off two weeks of activism at The Book Café and The Mannenberg, including IIFF 2009 film screenings from 20-28 November, the big ‘16 Days Concert’ at The Book Café on Saturday 28 November from 2-7pm with an array of 17 outstanding acts by female artists, and a great evening of jazz from 10pm at The Mannenberg with Faith Mandipira and ‘Pablo & Friends’, all carrying a strong message against violence against women.
On Tuesday 01 December FLAME joins with youth project BOCAPA and HIV/Aids project BE TRUE to commemorate World AIDS Day.
The gender forum will be a monthly event, and all interested parties are welcome to contribute to its content.
The discussion is free, and all people are welcome!
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