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Date Rape Cases On The Rise

Date Rape Cases On The Rise

Local organisations championing women and girl child rights have expressed concern over rising date rape cases that have resulted in more child marriages.

Date rape is a form of Gender-Based Violence (GBV), that occurs when the victim and the perpetrator know each other, and in most cases, the two will be dating.

While Zimbabwe does not have official statistics on date rape, Shamwari yeMwanasikana executive director, Ekeniah Chifamba, said date rape has increased by 52 per cent from January to December this year compared to last year. She said:

We have dealt with such cases, and they are on the rise especially among adolescent girls and young women.

Most girls do not understand what consent is, therefore when violated they do not realise it.

These issues mostly come to light when they result in pregnancy.

We have also noted that most child marriages are a result of date rapes. Most adolescents do not have information on how to protect their rights from being violated when they date.

So usually, they suffer in silence under the guise of being in love. When they get pregnant, they are forced to elope.

Between January 2021 and November 2021, we have received 35 cases of date rape. In 2020 we received 23 cases of date rape.

National police spokesperson Assistant Commissioner Paul Nyathi urged women and young girls to avoid meeting strangers in private places. Said Nyathi:

We have come across such incidents in our line of work over the years, and they have been exacerbated by social media.

In most cases, individuals meet and date on social media platforms such as Facebook or WhatsApp, after some time they arrange physical meetings, which in most cases, the woman or girl is raped.

So, as the police, we implore women and girls not to go on dates in secluded areas with people who are strangers.

More: The Sunday Mail



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10 comments

GRUE 1 month, 2 weeks ago

Your wife will accuse you of raping her if u don't vive hr $$ for that new purse or a pair of red bottoms

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Tariro 1 month, 2 weeks ago

I think the "men specie" is facing extinction lyk seriously, they are few men now. Who knows by 2120 kune kusisina varume. This world is slowly becoming inhabitable for our men. Men die earlier than women bcoz men spend most of there time under pressure.."the laws, violents and over working sometimes."

Gogodera 1 month, 2 weeks ago

Is this true woman also die in labour

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Tete 1 month, 2 weeks ago

Munombodireyi lula musati maroora. Stop it, kana ma mitisa moramba futi. Lula inobhadharirwa roora kwete zvenyu zvukukopa mu TV.

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BoyChildNetwork 1 month, 2 weeks ago

Chasara kunzi ukatizirwa uchasungwa ugovharirwa. Pachirungu inonzi Date Rape ko pachivanhu, chishona or ndebele. Munhu otomwa doro kuti ararwe naye ozoti wakandibhinya! Mwana and 16 anonzi anokwanisa kuita consent to see asi not marriage until 18ūüôĄ. Mukanzi or Mwanasikana ndiye anoitwa Raped munhu okohwa kana 20years in jail asi murume or mukomana akabhinywa haisi rape asi aggravated indecent assault ūüôĄ

Very soon it will be man fighting for EQUAL RIGHTS, GENDER EQUALITY, GENDER BASED VIOLENCE AGAINST MEN, YOUNG BOYS AND ADOLESCENT BOYS ASSOCIATIONS.

Gogodera 1 month, 2 weeks ago

Saka inoda kungomitisa kubata musikana kwakusungisa zvitori right because ndokuti vachengeteke life yemusenga bere haiite nekuti tiri kudzodzana wakutondibhinya aaaàaaaa

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Nkust 1 month, 2 weeks ago

Beware ma rights arikupiwa vakadzi ava kuwandisa aah kungogara takatarisana nejere

The Nerd 1 month, 2 weeks ago

"Men's very existence is now under threat." Endangered species?

Pinkpigs Lilliputian 1 month, 2 weeks ago

Men and boys are openly getting abused now because of these issues. Men's very existence is now under threat.

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Ras lalo 1 month, 2 weeks ago

Lula lula

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