Masvingo, 16 September, 2021 / 9:00 pm (ACI Africa).
Zimbabwe’s Catholic Diocese of Masvingo is empowering women through self-help initiatives in view of ending “the scourge” of gender-based violence (GBV) in that part of the country.
In an initiative dubbed SASA Faith that is under the auspices of the humanitarian and developmental arm of the Zimbabwean Diocese, Caritas Masvingo, women are empowered economically through investments and life skills.
“The thrust of the Diocese is to bring an end to the scourge of GBV in families and communities through SASA Faith in Action, a project whose aim is to encourage peace and tranquility,” officials of Caritas Masvingo say in a Wednesday, September 15 report.
“SASA is an acronym which stands for Start, Awareness, Support and Action,” they say, and explain, “The Start phase is when the project is introduced to families and communities so that they are aware of the problem of GBV.”
In the report, the Field Officer of Caritas Masvingo, Hardlife Takawira, is quoted as saying that the initiative “empowers women to participate in decision making at household and community level through economic strengthening initiatives.”