CONTINUED economic challenges being experienced in the country have forced more local women to go into mining as a means of escaping hardship.
This was said by a miners’ union in a Tuesday statement to mark the commencement of 16-Days of Activism against gender-based violence.
In his sentiments, Zimbabwe Diamond and Allied Minerals Workers Union (ZDAMWU) general secretary Justice Chinhema said gender-based violence has not just been limited to household squabbles but has also pervaded the economic space.
“ZDAMWU is deeply disturbed with the increase of gender-based violence in the household. The Covid-19 induced lockdowns have seen a sharp rise in gender-based violence, women have been the worst affected,” Chinhema said.