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Victims of Political Violence to Meet in Masvingo on World Peace Day

Zimbabwean villagers at a peace club meeting. (Photo: Courtesy of Heal Zimbabwe Trust)

In a bid to help victims of violence, Heal Zimbabwe Trust says it on Monday will convene a meeting marking the international day of peace, bringing together political violence victims to share their stories.

Heal Zimbabwe Trust Programs Manager Sithabile Dewa says the meeting will be held in Masvingo.

She adds over thirty survivors of political violence drawn from Masvingo and Manicaland will talk about their experiences with experts and moderators leading discussions on how they can be helped to deal with the after-effects of violence.

This year’s international day of peace theme is ‘Partnerships for Peace - Dignity For All’.

The day was set aside by the United Nations as a way to promote peace in the world.

“It’s a very important day that we thought we should bring survivors of political violence together to speak about their experiences and how they have been coping and way forward,” said Dewa.

“We have invited independent commissions like the human rights commission to attend so we can all work together to make sure that violence becomes a thing of the past and not a recurring thing as we have seen in our country over the years.”

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