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Baseline Survey

The sexual harassment baseline survey was conducted after Female Students Network Trust (FSNT) realised that a lot of female students were facing sexual harassment, but there were no concrete statistics on the prevalence and nature of the harassment.

The study was carried out so as to establish the various manifestations of Gender Based Violence (GBV) and Sexual Harassment (SH) and to explore the prevalence of GBV and SH among students in TEIs. The research was also aimed at assessing the levels of awareness among students and college authorities on GBV and SH in TEIs as well as to investigate the existence of GBV and SH related policies within TEIs and the extent of their implementation. The survey’s objective was also to establish the existence of mechanism put in place to protect victims of sexual abuse within tertiary institutions of Zimbabwe as well as to identify gaps that exist which will inform sexual harassment, gender policies police formulation, review and overhaul

FSNT hopes that this report will help to provide recommendations for improving accountability of authorities in TEIs on GBV and SH.