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Activity update - 25 November 2013
National Youth Development Trust
November 27, 2013

Bulawayo

ICT Training Workshop: The National Youth Development Trust (NYDT) held an ICT training workshop on Thursday November 21, 2013. The workshop was attended by 20 young people at a local Internet Cafe in the Bulawayo central business district. The choice of venue was informed by the availability of many computers within the same room. The young people received training on introduction to computers, internet, blogging and social networks. The participants were tasked to regularly post and comment on NYDT social networks and blog sites as a way of tracking their progress with regards to use of ICTs. A follow up training will be held with the same participants with a specific focus on citizen journalism in order to enable the youths to fully utilise their newly acquired ICT skills.

Young Women’s Roundtable Discussion: The organisation convened a roundtable discussion on gender based violence on Friday November 22, 2013. The meeting was attended by young women who are members of the NYDT and other civil society organisations and aimed at providing a platform for young women to deliberate on the causes, manifestations and effects of gender based violence while interfacing them with various support structures for survivors of GBV. Another aim was to create strategic partnerships with other organisations in the fight against Gender Based Violence ahead of 16 Days of Activism.

During the discussion whose theme was, “Challenging All Forms Of Violence Against Women,” the young women had the opportunity to discuss the various forms of gender based violence, available legislation and policies to protect women, as well as the services offered by various organisations for survivors of gender based violence. The young women had interactions and information materials from Zimbabwe Women Lawyers Association, Emthonjeni Women’s Forum and Contact Family counselling Services. In turn, the young women are expected to share the information received with other young women on their areas of residence as a way of making sure more people (both young men and women) are involved in the fight against gender based violence.

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