FAWEZI hosted a number of activities for our program for preventing school-related gender-based violence (SRGBV) this week.
Firstly, we held a 2-day training for the sensitization of School Heads on preventing SRGBV. The first day took place in Bindura at Hermann Gmeiner High School, where FAWEZI facilitator, Daphne Chimuka, helped participants explore “sex, gender, and power in the school.” The second day took place in Chitungwiza where school heads were trained and spoke in groups about multiple facets of SRGBV.
In addition, we hosted the program “Effective Leadership for Preventing and Responding to School Related Gender Based Violence” in Harare. The programme was graced by one head and one teacher from each of our Preventing SRGBV project schools, as well as representatives from the Deputy Provincial Education Directors responsible for Learner Welfare, Psychological Services and Special Needs Education (LEPS), the PED’s office – Education Inspectors in Guidance and Counselling and Provincial Education Psycologist (PEPS), the Harare Province – Learner Welfare Services Department, Education Inspectors (EI) assigned to Guidance and Counselling tasks, the DSI‘s office – Remedial Tutor (RT) and District Lifelong Literacy Coordinator (DLLC).
Part of the program was unpacking policy provisions on SRGBV towards strengthening implementation, opportunities/linkages with the Whole School Approach, and raising actions to be done by the 10 project schools.
This program would not be possible without UNGEI and the Forum for African Women Educationalists (FAWE).
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