Women bitterly fight a new form of violence_ Alpha Media Holdings_ 05 August 2016

Date: August 5, 2016
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Name of the story: Women bitterly fight a new form of violence

Name of the media house: Alpha Media Holdings

Country: Zimbabwe


Brief description of the item of work you submitted and motivation of why it is a good example of gender awareness and sensitivity in advancing gender equality Post-2015.

Zimbabwean women are currently facing a new form of violence whereby their ex-lovers do leak porn videos or nude pics of the women on social media in a bid to disgrace them. This has seen a number of beauty models being dethroned while other general women are disgraced through video and pictures, move women pressure groups have denounced.

Because of this, Zimbabwean women are pushing the legislation to come up with the law that bans men from leaking porn videos and nude pictures on social media. The move has since been dubbed the porn revenge campaign with women rights group already handed over a petition to the Zimbabwean parliament to formulate up a law that bans such a heinous act.


Why did you produce the story? What problem or context is it responding to?

The story was done to make known the efforts made by women in Zimbabwe to earn a respect from their male counterparts who when scorned do leak pornographic material that have a negative social impact on women. The women are fighting for the legislation to come up with a law that protects them from such act.

Key objectives

What did you hope to achieve with this coverage?

The purpose of the story is for the world to how the women are fighting against heinous acts by ex-lovers of men who after a failed relationship do leak pornographic pictures that affects the women. Moreover, the articles informs men on how women are bitter over this new form of violence being perpetrated by the men.

Target audience

Whom did you hope to reach? Did you succeed in reaching this audience? What evidence do you have to that effect?

The article seek to reach the legislation, government, women and men. This was successful in that the matter is being heard at the parliament with the legislators expected to provide the solution before year-end. After the publishing of the article, it was copied and spread over on different social media platforms as well as other websites.

How did you go about researching and writing the story?

How did you gather the data, how many sources, female and male did you consult? Why did you choose these sources and how were their voices important?

I gathered the data from women social groups; the parliament and gender activists. I chose these sources because they are the major players in this issue. Their voices are important in that as stakeholders, they have to find a lasting solution to the problem that the women are fighting for.


What impact did it have? What evidence do you have to illustrate impact?

Please provide any examples of feedback that you received from the articles (from websites, letters, etc.)

The feedback is at parliament where the issue is being debated while comments from readers can be found on the website as well as other social media groups who picked the article.

Follow up

How would you conduct a follow up to your story and why?

I will make a follow up after the legislation is done with their debates. I will get in touch with the women pressure groups seeking on their position as far as the petition is concerned. This is important in the sense that the readers or citizens will know the outcome of the well-organised fight against abuse.

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