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GENDER RESPONSVE BUDGETING TRAINING WITH PAAGWA (2)

TaLI SUCCESSFULLY HOSTSTHE INAUGRAL 'AFRICAN GIRLS R US' FUNDRAISING DINNER

On the 29th of October 2015 at the prestigious Meikles Hotel, TaLI successfully hosted the first ever Fundraising dinner under the theme ‘ African Girls R Us’.

On the night TaLI celebrated it’s 5th year anniversary as well as launched TaLI’s five year strategic plan and the Evaluation report. The latter was commissioned with the aim of assessing the impact of TaLI work over the past five years from 2010 to 2014.

The night turned out to be a joyous celebration and resounding success was capped by the presentation of the inaugural TaLI Children’s Human Rights Awards (TCHRAs).

We would like to take this opportunity to thank every individual and organisation that supported TaLI, we would not have managed to do it without you, and special mention goes to the following:

Distinct Studios

Lighthouse Print Zimbabwe

Homezim

Premier Sounds

Securico pvt

First Mutual Life

BakerTilly Gwatidzo

Dr Eve Gadzikwa

Mrs Divine Ndlukula

Tsitsi Mutendi

Mr Rusike

TaLI AND THE WOMEN'S TRUST HOST A GBV MEDIA TRAINING

TaLI AND THE WOMEN'S TRUST HOST A GBV MEDIA TRAINING

Today TaLI along with The Women's Trust in Partnership with UN Women held a Media training on issues around Gender and Gender Based Violence.

It was a very open participatory training with media minds bringing together their different perspectives. A few interesting points were brought to light that were of great importance which included;

'When a society deems something to be normal it creates systems to reinforce that belief. Media along with Education and religion are some of the systems that that society uses. What we must bare in mind that society is not always right.'

Media plays a very important role in how society perceives difference situations and thus it is of utmost importance that members of the media are responsibility in their reporting so that they influence positive change in society.

'THE GIRL CHILD PERSPECTIVE' - 12 AUGUST 2015

'THE GIRL CHILD PERSPECTIVE'

'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. Apostolic sect member bars child from attending school-

http://www.herald.co.zw/apostolic-sect-member-bars-child-from-attending-school/

2. Soldier accused of raping 16 year old girl-

http://www.herald.co.zw/soldier-accused-of-raping-girl-16/

3. Head arrested for fondling ‘Troublesome’ student

http://www.herald.co.zw/head-arrested-for-fondling-troublesome-pupil/

4. Jailed 20 years for raping grade one student

http://www.herald.co.zw/20-years-for-raping-grade-one-juvenile/ http://www.herald.co.zw/rapist-dad-39-jailed-18-years/

6. Headmaster fondles Form 2 student

http://www.herald.co.zw/headmaster-fondles-form-2-pupil/

7. Bic apologes for sexist advert on South Africa’s Women Day

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.

TaLI BEGINS WORK IN GWERU

TaLI BEGINS WORK IN GWERU

Tag a Life International (TaLI) reccently held a Community Peer Educators training which took place from the 6th to the 7th of August 2015. The purpose of the review was for the staff to look back and evaluate the past trainings and also look into the coming training workshops to other Districts.

As TaLI trained the Peer community educators, the objectives of the trining was to :

• To capaciate participants with resources and information on Gender Based Violence and HIV with an effect to prevent Gender Based violence against girls

• To raise awareness of HIV and AIDS, gender issues to the girl child

• To raise awareness on the importance of empowering the girl child sexually, economic and socially

The training was a success with TaLI managing to train 30 adults and 21 children with the collabprative help from representatives from the Ministry of Women Affairs, Gender and Community Development, National Aids Council (NAC) and the Departmentof Social Services.

TALI LENDS IT’S SUPPORT TO THE GLOBAL CITIZEN – SHOW YOUR SELFIE CAMPAIGN

TALI LENDS IT’S SUPPORT TO THE GLOBAL CITIZEN – SHOW YOUR SELFIE CAMPAIGN

TaLI is pleased to lend it support to the Global Citizen Show your Selfie Campaign. This Show your selfie campaign is a visual petition to the youth. It seeks urge world leaders to prioritize the needs and rights of young people in the post-2015 development agenda. The Campaign was launched on the International Youth Day, 12 August 2014.

The campaign seeks to collect personal portraits, selfies, and stories and present them to decision makers as a massive display of public support for increased attention to and investment in the capabilities of young people, specifically in the areas of reproductive health, education and training for work and life.

The campaign seeks to address several issues which include:

• Education, at least to secondary level

• Employment skills and opportunities

• Comprehensive sexuality education

• Quality healthcare, including access to contraception

• Protection from violence and harmful practices

As Tag a life we believe strongly in involving young people in decision making processes and giving them with one of our areas of operation being governance and child participation. It is time to give young people a voice, after all more than half of than half of the world’s population is under the age of 30.

'THE GIRL CHILD PERSPECTIVE' - 5 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. Government officially launches the African Union Campaign to end child marriages-

http://www.herald.co.zw/govt-to-launch-campaign-against-child-marriages/

2. The alignment of laws to the new constitution gathers pace-

http://www.herald.co.zw/alignment-of-laws-gathers-pace/

3. Gokwe rape victims fail to get treatment-

http://www.southerneye.co.zw/2015/08/05/gokwe-rape-victims-fail-to-get-treatment/

4. Gumbura's convicion, jail term hearing today-

https://www.newsday.co.zw/2015/08/05/gumburas-conviction-jail-term-appeal-hearing-today/

5. Empowering African Women: s poverty sexist?-

http://www.herald.co.zw/empowering-african-women-is-poverty-sexist/

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' -12 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. Apostolic sect member bars child from attending school-

http://www.herald.co.zw/apostolic-sect-member-bars-child-from-attending-school/

2. Soldier accused of raping 16 year old girl-

http://www.herald.co.zw/soldier-accused-of-raping-girl-16/

3. Head arrested for fondling ‘Troublesome’ student

http://www.herald.co.zw/head-arrested-for-fondling-troublesome-pupil/

4. Jailed 20 years for raping grade one student

http://www.herald.co.zw/20-years-for-raping-grade-one-juvenile/ http://www.herald.co.zw/rapist-dad-39-jailed-18-years/

6. Headmaster fondles Form 2 student

http://www.herald.co.zw/headmaster-fondles-form-2-pupil/

7. Bic apologes for sexist advert on South Africa’s Women Day

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.

MY TaLI EXPERIENCE - EDNA MUGWAGWA

MY TaLI EXPERIENCE - EDNA MUGWAGWA

"I'm not gonna lie; before I was welcomed at TaLI, the organisation was not on my radar. However, it was my loss for not knowing about this incredible organisation, its awesome members and its extraordinary work in ensuring safe environments for girl children.

In the months leading up to my work experience at TaLI, I led a simple–dare I say tedious– life. I live with my family in Geneva, Switzerland and about a few weeks ago I finished writing my IGCSE exams which are equivalent to O Levels and something I would prefer not to think about. My family moved to Geneva when I was 11 years old and I now attend an international school called 'Institut International de Lancy'. After finishing my exams, my school required me to undergo one week's worth of work experience and a friend of my father got me into contact with the director of TaLI, Miss Mashayamombe. Fortunately, Miss Mashayamombe kindly accepted me into her organisation.

Working at TaLI has been eye-opening. Not only did I learn about the gravity of issues such as child marriages (in light of the Tomana scandal), but I also learnt about the importance of working together in a team, communication and sharing ideas. Despite the workload, I thoroughly enjoyed my work experience at Tag a Life International. I wish the organisation and its members a marvellous 5th anniversary and good fortune in the coming years. #TaLIat5"

— Edna Mugwagwa, TaLI intern from Geneva Switzerland

ADVOCACY PLATFORM ON ENDING VIOLENCE AGAINST ADOLESCENT GIRLS AND YOUNG WOMEN LAYS ITS FOUNDATIONS

ADVOCACY PLATFORM ON ENDING VIOLENCE AGAINST ADOLESCENT GIRLS AND YOUNG WOMEN LAYS ITS FOUNDATIONS

Tag A Life International (TALI) and The Women’s Trust (TWT), in partnership with UN Women, The Ministry of Women Affairs Gender and Community Development, Women’s Parliamentary Caucus (WPC) and the Junior Parliament (JP) established the Advocacy Platform on Ending Violence against adolescent Girls and Young Women in Zimbabwe in February of 2015.This platform is comprises of 28 vibrant individuals who have committed to working together to amplify the campaign on Zero Tolerance to Violence Against Girls and Young Women. The platform is made up of young Honorable Members of Parliament, Junior members of parliament, Gender equality activists, Media experts, religious and traditional leaders as well as young men and women representing community voices and views.

This past week the Advocacy Platform gathered together to development a two year advocacy strategic action plan as well as further equip themselves with the neccessary information to become effective as a group.

Here is to the beginning of the end of violence against adolescent girls and young women in public and private and public places.

CELEBRATING ORANGE DAY WITH TaLI

CELEBRATING ORANGE AY WITH TaLI

Happy Orange Day, Remember to speak out against Gender Based Violence in your family, community and nation!! Stand up and encourage others to live peacefully, if they are not, report abuse and follow it up with the police. This is to Safe Private &Public spaces for girls and young women !!!

#OrangeDay #TaLIat5

The UNiTE (Orange Day) Campaign was launched by the United Nations Secretary General Ban ki Moon to End Violence against Women. It has proclaimed the 25th of each month as ‘Orange Day’, a day to raise awareness and take action against violence against women and girls. As a bright and optimistic colour, orange represents a future free from violence against women and girls.

As TaLI our mission is to create a place for girl child through the inclusiveness and engagement of families, communities and other development actors educating them on their responsibilities for the realization of the rights of the girls, as well as building capacity in the young girls, unleashing their potential. We believe that the UNiTE Campaign feeds into TaLI’s mission by raising awareness around issues of gender and Gender Based Violence (GBV). The theme for the month of June is, ‘raise awareness of the need to fund initiatives to prevent and end violence against women and girls.’

Let’s all play our part to end violence against women and girls!!!

COMMUNITY SOLUTIONS RECOGNISES THE WORK OF ALUMNI MEMBER, TaLI DIRECTOR, NYARI MASHAYAMOMBE

COMMUNITY SOLUTIONS RECOGNISES THE WORK OF ALUMNI MEMBER, TaLI DIRECTOR, NYARI MASHAYAMOMBE

On the 16th of June every year the world commemorates the Day of the African Child. Aside from this day being used to recall the 1976 uprisings in Soweto, when a protest by school children in South Africa against apartheid –inspired education resulted in the public killing of these unarmed young protesters by police officials, this day further presents an opportunity to focus on the work of all actors committed to the rights of children on the continent, to consolidate their efforts in addressing the obstacles for realizing these rights. This day provides an occasion for Governments, International Institutions and Communities to renew their on-going commitments towards improving the plight of children by organizing activities aimed at including them.

In that line of thought Community Solutions, a professional development program for global community leaders working to make positive changes in their communities, chose to honour alumni member, TaLI Founder and Director, Nyaradzo Mashayamombe. The theme for the Day of the African Child for 2015 was, “25 Years after the Adoption of the African Children’s Charter: Accelerating our Collective Efforts to End Child Marriage in Africa” and it was under this theme that Community Solutions chose to recognise the efforts of Nyaradzo Mashayamombe through Tag a Life International, put towards ending Child marriage in Zimbabwe.

Nyaradzo Mashayamombe has more than 7 years of experience working for the rights of girls, 5 years of which she has been working with and through her organisation TaLI to ‘Make the world a safe place for the Girl Child’ through addressing issues of inequality, gender based violence, advocacy and lobbying, Promoting Child Participation, HIV and AIDS Prevention and Management in young women, addressing SRHR and providing abused girls with psycho-social support. She is one of two coordinators for Zimbabwe ‘Girls Not Brides’, a global campaign to end child marriages and has dedicated her life to improving the lives of girls.

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