Play tackles gender violence

Victory Siyanqoba Trust has launched a play which tackles gender–based domestic violence.

Entitled “If God was a Woman” the play is already making waves in the streets and high density suburbs where it is being performed.

“In most communities in Zimbabwe women are still considered as objects, weaker and inferior. As artists our role is to expose such barbaric violations and help to transform society from coming out of the insensitivity patriarchal state of society cocoon and become a more embracing society ,” said the director of the Nkulumane-based theatre group, Desire Moyo. He urged women to be strong and continue the struggle for their emancipation until there is equality in society.

“Women have for long been oppressed, downtrodden and looked down upon,” he added.

Recently the accomplished theatre group unveiled another intriguing play about the July 31 elections. “Most people were disappointed after the July 31 polls and thought this was the end of the world but through this project we want to encourage them to regroup and go back to their communities and map a way forward,” said Moyo.

Early this year Victory Siyanqoba produced a sorrowful theatre piece (Our Bones) on Gukurahundi atrocities, which was premiered in South Africa and Europe.

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