#16Days: Women’s Voices Breaking the Silence – Day 1

by Empowerhouse / Birgitte Jallov

16 women working with community radio to strengthen the voices and lives of women in their area

Catherine Vhutuza, Zimbabwe

Catherine Vhutuza is a broadcaster at the Vemuganga Community Radio reporting on women’s participation in the community of Chipinge – inspired by the powerful programmes that Catherine and colleagues share on air.

Catherine tells about how Gender-based Violence – GBV as she often refers to it in the interview – is an important and intensely covered subject on the station as well as land rights, which often sees women, especially single women or widows, not getting the compensation for land that men do, when it is confiscated by the state for mining or other industrial purposes.

There is a strong involvement of community members in many different ways that reflect the interest of the Ndau community, and they ensure that members are heavily involved in the management and direction of Vemuganga Community Radio. Read more here: https://empowerhouse.dk/catherine-vhutuza-womens-rights…/

EMPOWERHOUSE lanuches its contribution to the 16-day campaign by sharing 16 women’s community radio stories: unfolding how each broadcaster has been seeing positive change for women and girls – working intensely to eliminate violence against women and girls.