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Monday, November 19, 2012

CCCD hogs limelight at a local festival

CCCD stand at the 2012 Ideas Festival.
THE Creative Centre for Communication and Development (CCCD) hogged the limelight at the ideas festival that took place in October. The organisation was the only one with gender based violence materials for sharing with the public. The materials which were mobilised from the Gender Based Violence Network included the purple ribbons, posters and fliers.
The Ideas Festival brought together more than sixty civil society organizations drawn from all over Zimbabwe. The Festival was punctuated by activities such as the Youth and Women’s conferences, theatre performances, debates, presentations and satire.
CCCD participated at the 2012 edition of the Bulawayo Agenda organized Ideas Festival to increase the visibility of the organization and to sell its programmes and activities to members of the wider Bulawayo Metropolitan province and other provinces and organizations across the country.
Some of the visitors to CCCd's stand
The organization’s core focus at the 2012 festival was to highlight issues of Gender Based Violence. The reason for focusing on this issue was to lay the foundations for the impending 16 Days of Activism Against Gender Based Violence campaigns scheduled to kick off from November 25 to December 10.
The CCCD table at the festival was strategically located at the entrance to the tent where the exhibitions were taking place. This ensured maximum attendance from visitors to the festival.
At the end of the festival, 120 people had visited our stand and more than 500 purple ribbons and other materials had been distributed to raise awareness on the need to end violence against women and children.