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Artistes urged to campaign against gender violence

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Artistes in the southern region have been urged to campaign against gender-based violence, particularly targeting the girl-child and women, a popular Ndebele dub-poet has said.

Report by Luyanduhlobo Makwati

Speaking to artistes at an event that was held at Amakhosi Cultural Centre yesterday, United Nations (UN) goodwill ambassador Albert Nyathi encouraged artistes to use their skills to curb rising cases of violence on women and girls in Africa.

Nyathi urged local artistes to speak for women and the girl child so that the society can take note of the evils of gender violence.

“Since we started working on this programme we realised that artistes can be engaged to champion the interests of women and girls in fighting the struggle that has characterised the country and the continent as a whole,” he said.

The UN-organised event had several partners such as the Musasa Project, the Culture Fund of Zimbabwe and Padare/Enkundleni Men’s Forum on Gender.

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