Men’s participation is key to tackling GBV
Dariro Arts and Films executive producer Tangisai Kasere stressed the need for men to participate in gender-based violence (GBV) prevention programs to eliminate vice.
In a statement, Kasere said involving men in GBV programs was of paramount importance in reducing cases of GBV.
Kasere said Dariro Arts was determined to disseminate the information necessary to create an environment conducive to the creation of good relations of peace between men and women.
“I would like to urge my fellow men and boys to understand that their participation in GBV prevention programs is of great importance and will surely result in zero tolerance towards cases of GBV.
“Dariro Arts will work hard to bring information to the community in this campaign to stop GBV. We want everyone to live in a peaceful environment where men and women have love and respect for each other, we need a world where everyone is safe from all forms of violence.
Kasere stressed that mutual respect between cohabiting couples is conducive to the country’s economic growth, adding that women exposed to GBV are susceptible to sexually transmitted diseases (STIs).
“We want everyone to have an equal opportunity to improve our economic growth.
“Gender-based violence has serious consequences, especially in terms of sexual and reproductive health. Women who cannot make decisions about their sexual and reproductive health are more likely to contract HIV and sexually transmitted diseases.
“Dariro Arts will spare no effort to tackle GBV issues and therefore calls for community intervention to intensify awareness campaigns. “
Kasere intends to reach towns across the country and set up campaign groups of men and boys to fight GBV to help promote peace between men and women.
He had already been contacted by participants from the towns where he intends to carry out campaigns.
“We have already received calls from Victoria Falls, Hwange and Mutare and we will be visiting these places before our shows. We are really inspired by this movement.
“This shows positive results on our response to involving men and boys in preventing GBV.
“The show we are working on will highlight the need for personal transformation based on traditional ethics, spiritual guidance and policy making.
“Dariro Arts mainly focuses on men and boys to respond to break the silence to take action on cases of GBV to make noise when they see abuse and violence happening in order to make the world a better place by reducing and ending GBV cases nationwide.
Kasere commended First Lady Amai Auxillia Mnangagwa for leading the protection of vulnerable groups and victims of GBV.
“Dariro Arts applauds the introduction of the National Call Center by the First Lady to ensure that everyone is protected from all forms of violence. “
Those wishing to participate in Dariro Arts programs can visit the group’s Facebook page, YouTube channel or contact each other via WhatsApp on 0774261000.