Interrogating human capital as a gender based violence reduction strategy in Mwenezi District, Zimbabwe

Chazovachii, B., Nyashanu, M. ORCID: 0000-0002-9231-0393, Guta, G. and Chuma, M., 2017. Interrogating human capital as a gender based violence reduction strategy in Mwenezi District, Zimbabwe. Dzimbahwe Journal of Multidisciplinary Research, 2 (2). ISSN 2518-4334

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Abstract

This study assessed the role of human capital in gender based violence reduction. A case study research design was employed. Twenty four participants from 5 wards in Mwenezi District which pioneered the programme were purposively selected based on the severity of gender based violence cases documented by the Victim Friendly Support Unit from the police, traditional leaders, nurse in charge and operating Non-Governmental Organisations in the district. Findings were analysed using content analysis and thematic methods of data analysis. The study revealed that knowledge and skills acquired through awareness campaigns, referral systems, and dialogue with stakeholders enabled sound protection, programming, participation and prevention of various forms of gender based violence. To achieve violent free communities, human assets with the support from transforming structures and processes enable sound protection, programming, participation and prevention of gender based violence among rural households. However, success of this framework is determined by the type, phase, age and religious beliefs of the vulnerable household or survivors.

Item Type: Journal article
Publication Title: Dzimbahwe Journal of Multidisciplinary Research
Creators: Chazovachii, B., Nyashanu, M., Guta, G. and Chuma, M.
Publisher: Great Zimbabwe University
Date: 2017
Volume: 2
Number: 2
ISSN: 2518-4334
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Divisions: Schools > School of Social Sciences
Record created by: Laura Ward
Date Added: 25 Apr 2022 13:07
Last Modified: 25 Apr 2022 13:07
URI: http://irep.ntu.ac.uk/id/eprint/46184

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