A quest for a phenomenological perspective in the fight against gender-based violence in Zimbabwean tertiary institutions: A replica of Tamar and Amnon saga.


  • Lucky Chamboko Seke Teachers' College, Zimbabwe


Phenomenological, Gender based, violence, replica, Perspective, 11 Samuel 13:1-22


Violence against women and men is considered a grave violation of human rights. Gender-based violence can occur anywhere around the world regardless of age, race, religion, and even academic qualification. Gender-based violence includes any conduct which may lead to psychological, physical, emotional, or sexual harm to men or women. In its worst form, gender-based violence may lead to death. Considering the prevalence of gender-based violence in various facets of life, tertiary institutions in Zimbabwe cannot be regarded as immune to this phenomenon. Drawing from the Amnon and Tarma saga, the aim of this study develops an understanding of the experiences of gender-based violence victims. The study utilised the qualitative research design in which participants’ perceptions, feelings, and opinions were explored. The paper posits that female students are subjected to gender-based violence due to a lack of information on gender-based violence, short time benefits, trust, and persuasive and manipulative means. There is a need to come up with mechanisms that promote sharing of experiences with the hope of justice, and healing, for the benefit of gender-based violence victims.


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