Female artistes will this year take a stand against gender-based violence through their artistic works as part of the “16 Days against Violence Campaign” which roared into life on November 25 and will come to an end on December 10 at the Book Café and The Mannenberg in Harare.
Organised under Pamberi Trust’s Female Literary Arts & Music Enterprise (Flame) programme, the campaign is featuring divas including Chiwoniso Maraire, Hope Masike, Dudu Manhenga and Color Blu, Prudence Katomeni Mbofana, Rute Mbangwa, Patience Musa, Edith Katiji, Selmor Mtukudzi and Diana Samkange taking to the stage.
Gifted female poets including Batsirai Chigama and Aura Kawanzaruwa are also part of the scintillating line-up.
According to Pamberi Trust, there will be a gender forum on de-militarisation, two film shows courtesy of the Women Film Makers of Zimbabwe.
The campaign, which will be held under the theme “Structures of Violence: Defining the Intersections of Militarism and Violence against Women”, will end on December 10, to coincide with the International Human Rights Day.
Jazz Invitation, featuring Patience Musa and Bernie Bismark played at the Book Café on November 25 and two days later, Clare Nyakujara and The Other Four played in the afternoon before the husband and wife team of Tendai Manatsa and Selmor Mtukudzi.
On Tuesday night, Chiwoniso partnered Hope Masike while Edith Katiji and Utonga played at the Mannenberg alongside Kessia Magosha.
The Sisters Open Mic has been scheduled for December 11 in the afternoon.