By: Thelma Mazanhi, Web for life President.
As a peer educator and member of the Web for Life club, which stands up for the rights of women and girls at the University of Zimbabwe, I am deeply disturbed by the recent reports of pimping and sexual exploitation on our campus.
We believe that every person, regardless of gender, has the right to live free from violence and exploitation. It is unacceptable that some members of our community are engaging in these illegal and unethical practices.
As members of the Web for Life club, we urge all students to take a stand with us against pimping and all forms of sexual exploitation. We must create a safe and supportive environment for all members of our community, particularly women and girls who are often the most vulnerable to these kinds of abuses.
We also want to remind everyone that if you suspect anything, please call our toll-free number 577. We are here to support you and to ensure that your concerns are addressed in a timely and confidential manner.
We must all work together to create a culture of respect, dignity, and safety for all members of our community. We must speak out against those who engage in pimping or any form of sexual exploitation, and we must hold them accountable for their actions.
In closing, I want to remind you that we are all responsible for creating a safe and supportive environment on our campus. Let us stand together against pimping and all forms of sexual exploitation, and let us work together to create a culture of respect and dignity for all.