Country Zimbabwe
Year 2011
Type of Measure Coordinated and or Integrated service delivery > One-stop centers
Form of Violence Violence against women and girls

Brief Description

The One-Stop Centre give access to holistic services (health, psychosocial support, legal and police services) to survivors under one roof and free of charge.  Where they cannot be provided under one roof, there has been a coordinated multi-sectoral approach with identified partners providing specific services in a coordinated manner.  An example is the Makoni One Stop Center situated in Manicaland Province.  The Ministry of Health has provided staff to manage the health section, Zimbabwe Women Lawyers Association has provided legal personnel for free legal service, Family Support Trust is providing counseling Services while the Zimbabwe Republic Police is handling investigations and arrests against perpetrators.  The Ministry of Women Affairs, Gender and Community Development has also worked with several non-governmental organizations (NGOs) in organising and commemorating events such as the 16 Days of Activism Against Gender Based Violence.  Religious organizations and cultural organizations such as the Chief's Council played a key role in awareness-raising on the need to address violence against women.  There is also a sustained media campaign on violence against women.

Source of Information

Response of the Government of Zimbabwe to the questionnaire on violence against women 2011