Attitudes towards Gender-Based Violence
The problem of violence against women and girls is further exacerbated by its widespread cultural acceptance. Among young people, there is constant pressure on young boys to act in sexually aggressive ways towards women while young girls are expected to “accommodate men’s sexual desires.” In a national survey, close to three out of four women believed that intimate partner violence was justifiable punishment for a woman’s failure to perform her normative roles in society. “
Reporting incidents of violence to health workers and law enforcement officials can be viewed as a sign of disrespect for family members and elders, who are often responsible for intervening in cases of marital conflict. These attitudes and beliefs are grounded in social norms regarding gender and sexuality and are held more strongly by women who are poor, unemployed, lack access to information, and have little decision-making autonomy
Our role on gender-based-violence.
Awet’s role on GBV is to provide psychological support and counseling.We also covered areas such as Makoni , Chipinge and Mazoe. On GBV AWET in partnership with DOCAP