Activities 2020

  • Gender Institute presented a programme for students level 1.1s and 1.2s at special church services that were held at the three campuses of Midlands State University namely; Zvishavane Campus, School of Social Work Harare campus and the main campus in Gweru. The theme of the programme was: Empowered to reflect, speak out and act on issues of activism against Gender based Violence.
  • The Gender Institute in partnership with Ministry of Women Affairs Midlands Province held commemorations of 16 days of Activism against Gender Based Violence at Chiwundura, Muchakata Business Centre in Gweru District where hand sanitizers were distributed as donations to community members.
  • 16 Days of Activism against Gender Based Violence Commemorations were held at Midlands State University Great Hall.
  • Gender Institute held a virtual symposium in collaboration with CCMT which was live streamed in the MSU Senate room. 

Activities 2019 

  • Gender Institute joined the rest of the University in celebrating 16 days of activism against gender based violence where flyers were posted for the University community while staff members from the Institute put on T-shirts and caps with awareness messages.
  • Community engagement exercise was held where members from the Institute visited five secondary schools in Mberengwa district to raise awareness on sexual harassment and reproductive health.
  • Gender Institute organized and participated in a march to raise awareness on sexual harassment from the main campus to the Graduate school in Gweru. A public lecture addressed by the Gender Commissioner was later on held.
  • Gender Institute joined other stakeholders in celebrating the International Day of the Girl Child at YWCA in Gweru.
  • A workshop on gender mainstreaming was held in Bulawayo and Harare for Environmental Management Agency (EMA) Officers drawn from different provinces.