Moraba: The Gender and Violence Game

Moraba: The Gender and Violence Game

Date: November 16, 2011
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As part of the UNiTE campaign to End Violence Against Women and Girls, the Southern African Regional Office of UN Women has commissioned Afroes to create a mobile game targeting young people that:

  1. Identifies Gender Based Violence (GBV), including difficult concepts such as acceptable boundaries, intimate partner rape, emotional and economic abuse
  2. Empowers users to take action to actively address GBV by encouraging reporting, testimony, individual interventions, the promotion of safe behaviour and beneficiary services
  3. Changes mindsets surrounding gender stereotypes, harmful social norms, cultural practices and peer pressure

The free mobile game is a quiz adaptation of the hugely popular Southern African board game Morabaraba – also known as Umlabalaba or Zulu Chess. The game adds a quiz element that forces users to answer questions about GBV – and in doing so educates and empowers users about GBV. The user must answer a series of questions in order to win.

The game can be downloaded from a mobile phone internet browser at  

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