This TaLI fundraiser is meant to provide Psycho Social Support to ensure that girls and young women survivors of any form of violence including rape and physical violence, receive the assistance that they need meticulously. TaLI (Tag a Life International) is a Zimbabwean girls and young women's rights organisation working in communities to ensure the rights and safety of girls. Over and above our outreach, advocacy, community, schools and national engagements for the rights of girls, their psycho social support is a key to our work. The kind of assistance includes linking survivors with health services such as Post Exposure Prophylaxis (PEP) to prevent them from acquiring HIV. Further, victims are given basic counselling, court escorts and justice processes guidance together with their families.
In 2015 alone the organisation responded to more than 100 (one hundred) cases of violence against girls mainly from Midlands and Harare, even though a few were received from across the country. An example of the cases the organisation has assisted and supported is that of the Tsitsi Stacey Munjoma case, a 10year old who was raped and subsequently killed by her perpetrator in 2013. Since then, the organisation has supported her family through the court processes and stood with them. TaLI has also launched an Award to reward community human rights defenders who protect children in her memory and through the blessing of the family.
This grant will ensure that the organisation is equipped to respond to the cases robustly.