Sweden fights gender inequalities in Southern African country

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Swedish First Secretary at the country’s embassy in Harare, Zimbabwe, Angelica Broman says the country is committed to addressing gender inequalities in the Southern African nation.

The Swedish diplomat also told journalists in Zimbabwe during a United Nations Development Programme Media Training that there was concern that boys were being raped but were afraid of reporting their cases.

“Much more boys are being raped but do not want to admit that they have been raped,” she was quoted as saying.

She said when people talk of gender based violence, they need to include all sexes and expressed Sweden’s commitment to tackle gender inequalities.

From her experience visiting hospitals in the Southern African country, she said when she visit clinics around Zimbabwe most statistics that I get are of young girls than boys, no one talks about rape of young boys,” she said.

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