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INVITATIONS FOR NOMATIONS OF THE TaLI CHILDREN’S HUMAN RIGHTS AWARDS (TCHRAs)

INVITATIONS FOR NOMATIONS OF THE TaLI CHILDREN’S HUMAN RIGHTS AWARDS (TCHRAs)

Tag a Life International (TaLI)is a girl’s rights organisation, working towards creating a safe place for the girl child through an inclusive approach which reaches to boys, men, women and all duty bearers for the safeguarding of girls rights.

TaLI is celebrating its 5th anniversary this year (2015) and it is against this background that the organisation will be hosting a Fundraising Dinner, under the theme, ‘African Girls R Us’; to promote girls rights and their protection. The dinner will be on the 29th of October 2015 at the prestigious Meikles Hotel. Inspired by the desire to provide sustainable financial solutions towards the provision of Support and Security to survivors of abuse(rape) especially Girls, the organisation hosts its first ever dinner. Corporate and individual will grace the occasion.

As the organisation celebrates this milestone, the organisation has lined up a number of initiatives to enhance its work and celebrate those that work tirelessly in promoting the rights of children especially girls as the organisation turns 5. It is against this background that this Call for Nominations of the TaLI Children’s Human Rights Awards(TCHRAs) are hereby announced. TaLI recognises that there is a need to honour individuals and organisations who have passionately dedicated their lives and work towards making ‘The world a safe place for the Girl Child’ and thus on the night of the celebrations, we honor them with these 5 awards. Child rights champions ranging from Sexual Reproductive Health Rights, HIV Prevention and Management, Gender Based Violence(GBV), Psycho Social Support, Girls Participation & Leadership and Life Skills Building are welcome to apply for themselves or be nominated by others.

Nominations are invited for the following Awards and the due date for nominations is the 23rd of October 2015. (One can be nominated by someone else or can self nominate).

NAME AND DESCRIPTION OF THE AWARDS:

1. Ubuntu Communal Effort Award- this will be a community award for communities that collectively work towards the attainment of Girl Child rights. This award can go towards a School, A village, in other cases to the Local Leader that includes the Chiefs and Head man.

2. The Tsitsi Stacey Munjoma Child Protection Award –(To honour the late 10 year old, Tsitsi Stacey Munjoma who was raped and subsequently murdered in 2013). This is an award that recognizes individuals that effortlessly work towards the protection of the Girl Child in our communities. They speak out against abuse, they assist children to report cases and they name and shame perpetrators through working with local NGOs, police or anyone who cares about child protection.

3. Humanitarian Child Rights Award- This is to award a media personality who has championed the girl child and GBV issues in the last year.

4. Child Rights Champion Award- To honour Gender Equality Activists in our communities and societies who have out rightly spoken against abuse of children especially girls, who have advocated through their local leaders, community leaders or national leaders for child rights.

5. Girl Leadership Award- to honour individuals and organizations that work towards the empowerment of girls. These vary from Economic, Social and Political participation and empowerment.

6. The Girl Child Achiever of the Year- This is to acknowledge the effort and hard work put in by a girl child during the year and to motivate other girls to achieve much and realize that there are no limits. This award is not open to nominations, the organizers will identify girls who will have excelled during that year.

We encourage you to nominate individuals and organisations that you deem worthy of the Awards mentioned above as evidenced by the work they have done thus far. To nominate, please follow this link, complete the form and submit online your application. http://www.tagalife.org/index.php/awards. For those in rural communities(or urban) and cannot access internet but would like to nominate someone, Please use the titles on the Form and complete and send via Whatsapp. Should you choose to send via Whatsapp, Please make sure you send all your information as one message. Failure to do this will result in disqualification. To use whatsapp to respond, please give us the following information;

Name & Surname:

Title:

Age:

Email:

Phone No:

Name of Award:

Please use the space below to describe the Professional background and Work of the nominee. Be as brief and to the point as possible (No more than 200 words:

Nominator.

Full Names:

Address:

Phone No:

The Whatsapp number is +263 777 549090.

WORKING WITH MEN TO END GENDER BASED VIOLENCE

WORKING WITH MEN TO END GENDER BASED VIOLENCE

Congratulations to our Founder and Director Ms Nyaradzo Mahsyamimbe who was recently featured as a regular Women and Development contributor for the weekly National newspaper, The Standard.

Her most recent article was on the 13th of September 2015, 'Working with men to end Gender Based Violence(GBV). Here a is a part of that insightful article:

" In the past it has come out that whereas the previous startegies had only focused on girls and women themselves with the empowerment agenda this has done a tremendous job in advancing the rights of women. However leaving men behind means leaving the 50% that has direct influence in ending the scourge . It is against this background that the world has shifted and moved towards the engagement of boys and men as well as local community leaders to insure gender justice."

TaLI's philosophy is to work with boys and men in order to change them from being 'Would be Perpetrators' to 'Girl Child Rights Defenders.'

SUPPORT 100 SURVIVORS OF SEXUAL ABUSE IN ZIMBABWE

SUPPORT 100 GIRL SURVIVORS OF SEXUAL ABUSE IN ZIMBABWE

Dear TaLI family, we have embarked on a challenge to raise $5000.00 from 40 donors by the 15th of September 2015 at 11:59pm. The challenge is being featured on the Global Giving website. If TaLI is able to meet the challenge we will be permanently featured on the Global Giving website.

Global Giving is the first and largest global crowdfunding community that connects nonprofits, donors, and companies in nearly every country around the world. We make it possible for local organizations to access the funding, tools, training, and support they need to become more effective and make our world a better place.

The money will help to fund a project that will rescue girls from abuse and provide support to survivors. Vulnerable girls often whose parents have died mostly as a result of AIDS. TaLI provides such survivors with medical assistance to prevent HIV or to provide support where they are HIV positive. We provide Counselling to victims and their parents, We rescue them from abusive environments, We report and follow abuse cases with police and support through justice system/courts and Reintegration with families.

Through this project girls will have access to Education and normal life, and being able to enjoy their Human Rights and their dignity restored. When girls go through abuse, they become less confident, and most times cannot fairly participate in school, or simply they drop out of school sometimes actually get married.

Any amount will go a long way follow the link below to donate: https://www.globalgiving.org/projects/support-100-girl-survivors-of-sexual-abuse-zimbabwe/

SUPPORT 100 GIRL SURVIVORS OF SEXUAL ABUSE IN ZIMBABWE

SUPPORT 100 GIRL SURVIVORS OF SEXUAL ABUSE IN ZIMBABWE

Dear TaLI family, the space to start donating to provide support for girls at risk especially of Violence and Sexual abuse opens has opened. TaLi has emabarked on a challenge to raise $5000.00 from 40 donors by the 15th of September at 11:59pm. Meeting this challenge will allow TaLI an opportunity to be permanently featured on the Global Giving website.

GlobalGiving is the first and largest global crowdfunding community that connects nonprofits, donors, and companies in nearly every country around the world. They make it possible for local organizations to access the funding, tools, training, and support they need to become more effective and make our world a better place.

The money raised will be used fund a project will rescue girls from abuse and provide support to survivors. Vulnerable girls most of whom have lost their parents as a result of AIDS.

As TaLI we provide such survivors with medical assistance to prevent HIV or to provide support where they are HIV positive. We provide Counselling to victims and their parents, We rescue them from abusive environments, We report and follow abuse cases with police and support through justice system/courts and Reintegration with families.

We are inviting you to donate whatever amount that you can. There are benefits to donate early for the project as we get to stand a chance for the doubling of our own amount that we will have raised.

Follow the link to donate!

https://www.globalgiving.org/…/support-100-girl-survivors-…/ SUPPORT 100 GIRL SURVIVORS OF SEXUAL ABUSE IN ZIMBABWE

HERO OF THE MONTH OF AUGUST - MS MUTSVEDU

INTRODUCING OUR HERO OF THE MONTH OF AUGUST - MRS MUTSVEDU:

Ms Mutsvedu is a lovely, hardworking lady who is the TaLI School Club facilitator at Gato Secondary School. She has done some tremendous work at her school and particularly with her TaLI club members/ pupils. She was trained by TaLI in February 2014 under the PEPFAR funded Project 'Making the World a Safe Place for the Girl Child'. Through the skills she got, she has been able impart on to at least 49 children who are members of the TaLI club.

Her club has managed to do very well, with pupils succeeding in hosting debates on healthy and unhealthy bodies as well as dramas and discussions on gender equality and HIV Prevention. Through these events club members have an opportunity to share what they learnt with the rest of the school in an entertaining, yet, informative way.

The pupils who are members of the TaLI club run by Ms Mutsvedu, are all smart and well groomed. The girls and particularly the boys have a positive attitude towards Tag a Life International and are very receptive to everything they are taught. All the club members are vibrant, highly motivated, they actively participate in club and school activities, and they have good leadership qualities in school. Through the TaLI club, Ms Mutsvedu has managed to groom exceptional students who will be productive members of society in the future.

You are our true Hero and we salute you, Thank you!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

TaLI DIRECTOR, NYARI MASHAYAMOMBE, NOMINATED FOR A ZIWA AWARD

TaLI DIRECTOR, NYARI MASHAYAMOMBE, NOMINATED FOR A ZIWA AWARD

As the Tag a Life International teamm, we would like to congratulate our Founder and Director, Nyari Mashayamombe, for her ZIWA award nomination under the category of Community Champion of the Year, 2015.

The Zimbabwe International Women's Awards (ZIWA) were founded in 2013 to celebrate and recognise the unsung heroines in the Zimbabwean community.

They aim to applaud women who have made a contribution to our community through entrepreneurship, education, social welfare, charitable and humanitarian works, entertainment and the arts.

Zimbabweans as a people are well known for their strong work ethic and dedication. Zimbabwean women have been recognised for their work in the international community as successful business-women, artists and humanitarians elsewhere. ZIWA seeks to bring these role models together, not only to celebrate and recognise their achievements, but also to inspire the younger generation of Zimbabwean women.

Voting for the nominees is currently open , join us in voting for Ms Nyari to maake sure she takes home this award, follow the link below to vote:

http://www.ziwaawards.com/voting/

'THE GIRL CHILD PERSPECTIVE' - 19 AUGUST 2015

'THE GIRL CHILD PERSPECTIVE'

Good Morning guys welcome to our weekly look at the most interesting stories in the papers this week. Lets get straight in to it:

1. Rapist Nabbed after proposing love to victim, for a crime he committed 2 years ago.

http://www.herald.co.zw/rapist-nabbed-after-proposing-love-to-victim-to-serve-16-years-for-crime-committed-two-years-ago/

2. 14 year old boy caned for sodomy.

http://www.herald.co.zw/boy-14-to-be-caned-for-sodomy/

3. 66 year old grandfather rapes his grand daughter.

http://www.herald.co.zw/grandpa-66-rapes-granddaughter/ 4.EDUCATION: Outline of the Curriculum Review

http://www.sundaymail.co.zw/?p=43344

5. Pastors third rape charge

http://www.chronicle.co.zw/pastors-3rd-rape-charge/

https://www.newsday.co.zw/2015/08/12/bic-apologizes-for-sexist-advert-on-south-africas-womens-day/ Please don't hesitate to share you opinion on any of the above stories or to share any storiesyou found interesting that weren't listed above.

INVITATIONS FOR NOMATIONS OF THE TaLI CHILDREN’S HUMAN RIGHTS AWARDS (TCHRAs)

INVITATIONS FOR NOMATIONS OF THE TaLI CHILDREN’S HUMAN RIGHTS AWARDS (TCHRAs)

Tag a Life International (TaLI)is a girl’s rights organisation, working towards creating a safe place for the girl child through an inclusive approach which reaches to boys, men, women and all duty bearers for the safeguarding of girls rights.

TaLI is celebrating its 5th anniversary this year (2015) and it is against this background that the organisation will be hosting a Fundraising Dinner, under the theme, ‘African Girls R Us’; to promote girls rights and their protection. The dinner will be on the 29th of October 2015 at the prestigious Meikles Hotel. Inspired by the desire to provide sustainable financial solutions towards the provision of Support and Security to survivors of abuse(rape) especially Girls, the organisation hosts its first ever dinner. Corporate and individual will grace the occasion.

As the organisation celebrates this milestone, the organisation has lined up a number of initiatives to enhance its work and celebrate those that work tirelessly in promoting the rights of children especially girls as the organisation turns 5. It is against this background that this Call for Nominations of the TaLI Children’s Human Rights Awards(TCHRAs) are hereby announced. TaLI recognises that there is a need to honour individuals and organisations who have passionately dedicated their lives and work towards making ‘The world a safe place for the Girl Child’ and thus on the night of the celebrations, we honor them with these 5 awards. Child rights champions ranging from Sexual Reproductive Health Rights, HIV Prevention and Management, Gender Based Violence(GBV), Psycho Social Support, Girls Participation & Leadership and Life Skills Building are welcome to apply for themselves or be nominated by others.

Nominations are invited for the following Awards and the due date for nominations is the 23rd of October 2015. (One can be nominated by someone else or can self nominate).

NAME AND DESCRIPTION OF THE AWARDS:

1. Ubuntu Communal Effort Awardstrong/>- this will be a community award for communities that collectively work towards the attainment of Girl Child rights. This award can go towards a School, A village, in other cases to the Local Leader that includes the Chiefs and Head man.

2. The Tsitsi Stacey Munjoma Child Protection Award –(To honour the late 10 year old, Tsitsi Stacey Munjoma who was raped and subsequently murdered in 2013). This is an award that recognizes individuals that effortlessly work towards the protection of the Girl Child in our communities. They speak out against abuse, they assist children to report cases and they name and shame perpetrators through working with local NGOs, police or anyone who cares about child protection.

3. Humanitarian Child Rights Award- This is to award a media personality who has championed the girl child and GBV issues in the last year.

4. Child Rights Champion Award- To honour Gender Equality Activists in our communities and societies who have out rightly spoken against abuse of children especially girls, who have advocated through their local leaders, community leaders or national leaders for child rights.

5. Girl Leadership Award- to honour individuals and organizations that work towards the empowerment of girls. These vary from Economic, Social and Political participation and empowerment.

6. The Girl Child Achiever of the Year- This is to acknowledge the effort and hard work put in by a girl child during the year and to motivate other girls to achieve much and realize that there are no limits. This award is not open to nominations, the organizers will identify girls who will have excelled during that year

We encourage you to nominate individuals and organisations that you deem worthy of the Awards mentioned above as evidenced by the work they have done thus far. To nominate, please follow this link, complete the form and submit online your application. http://www.tagalife.org/index.php/awards. For those in rural communities(or urban) and cannot access internet but would like to nominate someone, Please use the titles on the Form and complete and send via Whatsapp. Should you choose to send via Whatsapp, Please make sure you send all your information as one message. Failure to do this will result in disqualification. To use whatsapp to respond, please give us the following information;

Name & Surname:

Title:

Age:

Email:

Phone No:

Name of Award:

Please use the space below to describe the Professional background and Work of the nominee. Be as brief and to the point as possible (No more than 200 words:

Nominator.

Full Names:

Address:

Phone No:

The Whatsapp number is +263 777 549090.

Send in your Nominees today and help celebrate deserving individuals and organisations.

'THE GIRL CHILD PERSPECTIVE' - 16 SEPTEMBER 2015

'THE GIRL CHILD PERSPECTIVE'

Good Morning guys welcome to our weekly look at the most interesting stories in the papers this week. Lets get straight in to it:

Schools audit unravels more corruption cases;

http://www.herald.co.zw/schools-audit-unravels-more-corruption-cases/

Self styled prophet jailed for rape;

http://www.herald.co.zw/self-styled-prophet-jailed-for-rape/

Harare suicide cases surge;

http://www.herald.co.zw/harare-suicide-cases-surge/

Unpaid work for unlicensed killer driver;

http://www.herald.co.zw/unpaid-work-for-unlicensed-killer-driver/

Pregnant women’s lives put at risk;

http://www.thestandard.co.zw/2015/09/13/pregnant-womens-lives-put-at-risk/

Uncertain times for education sector;

http://www.thestandard.co.zw/2015/09/06/uncertain-times-for-education-sector/

Please don't hesitate to share you opinion on any of the above stories or to share any storiesyou found interesting that weren't listed above.

'THE GIRL CHILD PERSPECTIVE' - 07 OCTOBER 2015

'THE GIRL CHILD PERSPECTIVE'

Good Morning guys welcome to our weekly look at the most interesting stories in the papers this week. Lets get straight in to it:

THE GIRL CHILD PERSPECTIVE 1. A genital attack lands a teacher in hospital; http://www.herald.co.zw/genital-attack-lands-teacher-in-hospital/ 2. A man get 15 years for raping his underage girlfriend; http://www.herald.co.zw/15-years-for-raping-under-age-girlfriend/ 3. A guard gets 14 years for rape; http://www.herald.co.zw/guard-gets-14-years-for-rape/ 4. A husband stabs his wife over a cellphone charger; http://www.herald.co.zw/hubby-stabs-wife-over-cellphone-charger/ 5. A student teacher failed 15 years for raping landlady; http://www.herald.co.zw/student-teacher-jailed-15-years-for-raping-landlady/ 6. A rape pregnancy sparks a $10 000 lawsuit; http://www.herald.co.zw/rape-pregnancy-sparks-10-000-lawsuit/ 7. A man deploys thugs to kill his ex-wife over maintenance; http://www.herald.co.zw/man-deploys-thugs-to-kill-ex-wife-over-maintenance/ #LetsEndGenderBasedViolenceViolence #SafePlacesForGirlsAndYoungWomen #TaLIat5 Please don't hesitate to share you opinion on any of the above stories or to share any storiesyou found interesting that weren't listed above.

'THE GIRL CHILD PERSPECTIVE' - 23 SEPTEMBER 2015

'THE GIRL CHILD PERSPECTIVE'

Good Morning guys welcome to our weekly look at the most interesting stories in the papers this week. Lets get straight in to it:

Father rapes daughters aged 3 and 6 years ; http://www.chronicle.co.zw/dad-rapes-daughters-aged-3-and-6/ 30 years jail for rapist Pastor; http://www.chronicle.co.zw/30-years-jail-for-rapist-pastor-tears-in-the-dock-as-church-founder-is- Jilted teenager axes ex- girlfriend; http://www.chronicle.co.zw/jilted-teen-axes-ex-girlfriend/ Former prosecutor rapes step-daughter; http://www.herald.co.zw/former-prosecutor-rapes-stepdaughter/ Man kidnaps and rapes ex- lover; http://www.herald.co.zw/man-kidnaps-rapes-ex-lover/39 39 year old man indecently assaults friends 16 year old daughter; https://www.newsday.co.zw/2015/09/23/man-39-indecently-assaults-friends-daughter-16/ Judgement reserved for adultery case; http://www.herald.co.zw/judgment-reserved-in-adultery-case Zimbabwean man accused of killing lovers’ child; http://www.herald.co.zw/zim-man-accused-of-killing-lovers-child/ Sodomy earns a city man 12 years in jail; http://www.herald.co.zw/sodomy-earns-city-man-12-year-term/ Matabeleland South Education in turmoil; http://www.chronicle.co.zw/mat-south-education-in-turmoil/ Please don't hesitate to share you opinion on any of the above stories or to share any storiesyou found interesting that weren't listed above.

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