The older generation is closetted by a patriachial soceity which has led to dire consequences . Vakakuvadzwa nesuch myths ‘murume asingakurove haakude’
By Tariro Guwira
Amidst the rife of women who are coming in the open to report gender based violence, it has been revealed that older women continue to languish in silence as they are too embarrassed to seek help.
Community Development officer in the Ministry of Women Affair, Gender and Community Development Manicaland Memory Mudada said a fair share of women above 40 years of age are suffering from gender based violence but are not reporting.
“We have realized that older women are embarrassed to seek help.
“Some of these women say they remain silent because our society has made them to believe that it is unfit for women to publicly display their marital affairs disputes.
“From the dialogue meetings we held we have come to know that some women suffered from gender based violence from early years of their marriages up to the time they grew old and…
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