Netherlands Embassy

Problem

As Zimbabweans retreated inside homes due to lockdown measures introduced to curb the COVID-19 pandemic, reports showed an alarming increase in the already existing pandemic of violence against women. The Netherlands Embassy needed a tool to bring awareness to this occurrence as well as avail resources to help in the event of an incident for victims.

Solution

We developed a documentary to aid victims ,policy makers and law enforcement to highlight the silent scourge that is violence against women during the lockdown. The areas of focus included Medical attention immediately after an incident ,Prevention of pregnancy and disease,Timeous collection of evidence for future legal processes, Early reporting where an incident has occurred (within 72 Hours ideally), Highlighting the availability of victim friendly services in Zimbabwe, Statistics of Gender Based Violence during COVID-19 Lockdown.