SAYWHAT is implementing the SHE CAN project in Chitungwiza, Zimbabwe. The project has been running since 2014 and is expected to end in 2017. The goal of the project is to increase safety, mobility, access to justice and improved gender-responsive public services for vulnerable women and girls in the community. The She Can project feeds into the global Safe Cities Campaign which is being implemented and subscribed to by different countries including Kenya, Bangladesh and Myanmar.
The overall aim of the campaign is to make governments, businesses leaders and individuals act now towards ending sexual violence against women and girls in cities and towns, provide safe and gender-responsive public services and build cities that are safe for women and girls.
To achieve the above SAYWHAT is implementing activities that are contributing to Output 1 which states that;
- Women and girls are to be given the opportunities to learn about their rights, how to take action to enhance their safety and how to access justice.
The project is building capacity of young people in the community making use of the trained volunteers to disseminate information to young women and girls on comprehensive sexuality education, gender based violence and related laws that protect them. Volunteers are being supported to conduct community based advocacy to convince relevant stakeholders to work towards achieving gender sensitive public services as well as ensuring safe cities for women and girls.