Zimbabwe CivActs: Issue 4

Sexual Harassment of Women When Accessing Services

Sexual harassment is unwelcome sexual behavior that is offensive, humiliating or intimidating. It can be verbal, physical, written and can happen in person and online.

CivActs asked Chitungwiza residents if they had ever experienced an act violence at a borehole, 20.2 % answered in the affirmative, 79.8% indicated that they had not.

This other time l went to access water at borehole near Rufaro Road and the other guy who is one of the borehole marshalls told me to date him and l wont spend hours at the borehole. When l told my mothers sisters she told me to comply saying it wont hurt to give him what he wants as long as you manage to get water.

Female Interviewee

In Goromonzi, 7.1% of respondents surveyed reported that Authorities extorted sexual relationships from women in exchange for accessing vending spaces.

Read more about sexual harassment when accessing services here(2MB PDF)

Source: Accountability Lab Zimbabwe

Share this update

Liked what you read?

We have a lot more where that came from!
Join 36,000 subscribers who stay ahead of the pack.

Related Updates

Related Posts:




Author Dropdown List




All the Old News

If you’re into looking backwards, visit our archive of over 25,000 different documents from 2000-2013.