Here we share ideas and motivate each other to create violence-free relationships in Zimbabwe.

What is Love Shouldn’t Hurt?

Love Shouldn’t Hurt is a safe space for all Zimbabweans.

If you are experiencing violence with your partner, this space is your one-stop access to professional help.

Love Shouldn’t Hurt is here to help men and women find non-violent solutions to resolve arguments.

What causes conflict in relationships?

Poor Communication

“It is not what you say, but how you say it”

Communication is the method of getting it out there. Too often communicating in the relationship means argument, this causes tension and as a result, communication is avoided completely. Communicating the wrong way can cause further conflict in the relationship.

Conflict in a relationship is virtually inevitable. Conflict isn’t a problem; how it’s handled, however, can bring people together or tear them apart. Poor communication skills, disagreements, and misunderstandings can be a source of anger and distance or a springboard to a stronger relationship and a happier future.

Love Shouldn't Hurt Songs

My Journey To Change - Tichaona's Story

When it comes to loving someone, you do not have to inflict pain or abuse to them. Treating the ones, you love and do not love with care is what makes us a peaceful society.

“After a major fight where my mom intervened, I realized that beating my wife was wrong. She told me I could end up in jail, that I would be a bad influence on our children and that she may leave me. This forced me to learn new ways of dealing with conflict like compromising and accepting that nobody is perfect. I regret the harm I have caused my wife. Now when she responds in a rude manner, I quickly overlook it and walk away!” – Tichaona (Not his real name) 36 Years 

Feeling Inspired by Tichaona's Story?

Share the story of how you transformed from being a violent lover to a certified non-violent lover!

  • Do you want other men to experience better and non-violent relationships with their wives and partners?
  • Do you want to inspire your children not to hurt others?
  • Do you want society to respect you for being a non-violent husband, brother, father and son?
  • Have you ever been to trial or arrested as a result of gender-based violence and want to share the implications to encourage others not to do the same?
  • Do you WANT to be a Love Shouldn’t Hurt Champion?

If the answers are YES!

Click the button below and be part of the movement in your community!

You do not have to share your name with us for confidentiality purposes if you want to remain anonymous. You can use a nickname or fake name to share your champion story!

Need help? Contact any of our partners below:

HARARE

VICTIM FRIENDLY UNIT (VFU)

Address: N/A

Phone: 0242 777651/748836

BULAWAYO

VICTIM FRIENDLY UNIT (VFU)

Address: N/A

Phone: 0292 885479

GWERU

VICTIM FRIENDLY UNIT (VFU)

Address: N/A

Phone: 02542 230837/228636

MASVINGO

VICTIM FRIENDLY UNIT (VFU)

Address: N/A

Phone: 0392 262 627/266003/266761/262229

MWENEZI

VICTIM FRIENDLY UNIT (VFU)

Address: N/A

Phone: 0392 262 627/266003/266761/262229

BIKITA

VICTIM FRIENDLY UNIT (VFU)

Address: N/A

Phone: 0392 262 627/266003/266761/262229

GUTU

VICTIM FRIENDLY UNIT (VFU)

Address: N/A

Phone: 0392 262 627/266003/266761/262229

MAZOWE

VICTIM FRIENDLY UNIT (VFU)

Address: N/A

Phone: 066210/ 6200/6891

BUBI

VICTIM FRIENDLY UNIT (VFU)

Address: N/A

Phone: 08128 30333

MARANGE

VICTIM FRIENDLY UNIT (VFU)

Address: N/A

Phone: 02020 64288

CHIKOMBA

VICTIM FRIENDLY UNIT (VFU)

Address: N/A

Phone: 06523 2320581

GOKWE

VICTIM FRIENDLY UNIT (VFU)

Address: N/A

Phone: 02542 230837/228636

BUHERA

VICTIM FRIENDLY UNIT (VFU)

Address: N/A

Phone: 02020 64288

UMZINGWANE

VICTIM FRIENDLY UNIT (VFU)

Address: N/A

Phone: 08428 20139 / 23495

MUTARE

VICTIM FRIENDLY UNIT (VFU)

Address: N/A

Phone: 08428 20139 / 23495

 LUPANE

VICTIM FRIENDLY UNIT (VFU)

Address: N/A

Phone: 08128 30333

MT DARWIN

VICTIM FRIENDLY UNIT (VFU)

Address: N/A

Phone: 066210/ 6200/6891

ZVIMBA

VICTIM FRIENDLY UNIT (VFU)

Address: ZIMTA

Phone: 026721/22096/28480

HARARE

MUSASA ONE-STOP CENTER

Address: 64 Selous Ave Corner  7th 

Phone: 0 242 706 284

MUSASA SHELTER

Phone: 077 9 931 218

BULAWAYO

MUSASA ONE-STOP CENTER

Address: 50 Fife Street Bulawayo

Phone: 078 4 913 904

MUSASA SHELTER

Address: 49 Fife Street Bulawayo

Phone: 077 4 913 904

GWERU

MUSASA ONE-STOP CENTER

Address: 2 Josiah Tongogara opposite Arrex

Phone: N/A

MUSASA SHELTER

Address: 1 Josiah Tongogara opposite Arrex

Phone: 077 4 178 550

MASVINGO

MUSASA OFFICE

Address: 4 Simon Mazorodze Robinhood Investments Masvingo

Phone: 077 7 530 114

MWENEZI

MUSASA SHELTER

Address: Hebron High School

Phone: 077 3 987 390

BIKITA

MUSASA SHELTER

Address: Mutarara Primary School

Phone: 071 3 553 993

GUTU

MUSASA SHELTER

Address: Sote

Phone: 071 3 553 993

MAZOWE

MUSASA SHELTER

Address: Muchirakuenda Chiweshe

Phone:077 5 687 137

BUBI

MUSASA SHELTER

Address: N/A

Phone: 071 7 910 824

MARANGE

MUSASA SHELTER

Address: Wendumba Village

Phone:077 2 399 867

CHIKOMBA

MUSASA SHELTER

Address: Kwenda Mission Sadza

Phone: 077 2 399 867

GOKWE

MUSASA SHELTER

Address: Defe

Phone: 077 2 399 867

BUHERA

MUSASA SHELTER

Address: Chikwekwete

Phone:077 3 485 167

UMZINGWANE

MUSASA SHELTER

Address: Iris Vale Village 2

Phone: 077 5 892 323

MUTARE

MUSASA SHELTER

Address: ZIMTA

Phone: 077 5 426 475

 

 

HARARE

ADULT RAPE CLINIC (ARC)

Address: Ward C9 Parirenyatwa Hospital Mazowe street, Harare

Phone: 0775 672 770/ 08080472 

 

GOKWE

ADULT RAPE CLINIC (ARC)

Address: Number 385 Nyaradza, PSZ clinic, Gokwe

Phone: 0775 672 770/ 08080472 

HARARE

FAMILY SUPPORT TRUST (FST)

Address: Sally Mugabe (Former Harare) Central Hospital First Floor Children’s Rehabilitation Unit

Phone: 0242 668056/7

BULAWAYO

FAMILY SUPPORT TRUST (FST)

Address: Second floor, Mpilo Central Hospital

Phone: 0783 416593

GWERU

FAMILY SUPPORT TRUST (FST)

Address: Gweru District Hospital

Phone: 077 1 328870

MASVINGO

FAMILY SUPPORT TRUST (FST)

Address: Masvingo provincial Hospital, Survivor Friendly clinic

Phone: N/A

LUPANE

FAMILY SUPPORT TRUST (FST)

Address: The Village Bank. Lupane Business Centre

Phone: 078 5 015 014

MT DARWIN

FAMILY SUPPORT TRUST (FST)

Address: Mutapa centre, Mt Darwin

Phone: 071 7 912 276

ZVIMBA

FAMILY SUPPORT TRUST (FST)

Address: Stand no 245 Murombedzi, Zvimba

Phone: 077 2 819 773

HARARE

ADULT RAPE CLINIC (ARC)

Address: Ward C9 Parirenyatwa Hospital Mazowe street, Harare

Phone: 0775 672 770/ 08080472 

 

GOKWE

ADULT RAPE CLINIC (ARC)

Address: Number 385 Nyaradza, PSZ clinic, Gokwe

Phone: 0775 672 770/ 08080472 

HARARE

FAMILY SUPPORT TRUST (FST)

Address: Sally Mugabe (Former Harare) Central Hospital First Floor Children’s Rehabilitation Unit

Phone: 0242 668056/7

BULAWAYO

FAMILY SUPPORT TRUST (FST)

Address: Second floor, Mpilo Central Hospital

Phone: 0783 416593

GWERU

FAMILY SUPPORT TRUST (FST)

Address: Gweru District Hospital

Phone: 077 1 328870

MASVINGO

FAMILY SUPPORT TRUST (FST)

Address: Masvingo provincial Hospital, Survivor Friendly clinic

Phone: N/A

LUPANE

FAMILY SUPPORT TRUST (FST)

Address: The Village Bank. Lupane Business Centre

Phone: 078 5 015 014

MT DARWIN

FAMILY SUPPORT TRUST (FST)

Address: Mutapa centre, Mt Darwin

Phone: 071 7 912 276

ZVIMBA

FAMILY SUPPORT TRUST (FST)

Address: Stand no 245 Murombedzi, Zvimba

Phone: 077 2 819 773

HARARE

ADULT RAPE CLINIC (ARC)

Address: Ward C9 Parirenyatwa Hospital Mazowe street, Harare

Phone: 0775 672 770/ 08080472 

 

GOKWE

ADULT RAPE CLINIC (ARC)

Address: Number 385 Nyaradza, PSZ clinic, Gokwe

Phone: 0775 672 770/ 08080472 

HARARE

FAMILY SUPPORT TRUST (FST)

Address: Sally Mugabe (Former Harare) Central Hospital First Floor Children’s Rehabilitation Unit

Phone: 0242 668056/7

BULAWAYO

FAMILY SUPPORT TRUST (FST)

Address: Second floor, Mpilo Central Hospital

Phone: 0783 416593

GWERU

FAMILY SUPPORT TRUST (FST)

Address: Gweru District Hospital

Phone: 077 1 328870

MASVINGO

FAMILY SUPPORT TRUST (FST)

Address: Masvingo provincial Hospital, Survivor Friendly clinic

Phone: N/A

LUPANE

FAMILY SUPPORT TRUST (FST)

Address: The Village Bank. Lupane Business Centre

Phone: 078 5 015 014

MT DARWIN

FAMILY SUPPORT TRUST (FST)

Address: Mutapa centre, Mt Darwin

Phone: 071 7 912 276

ZVIMBA

FAMILY SUPPORT TRUST (FST)

Address: Stand no 245 Murombedzi, Zvimba

Phone: 077 2 819 773

HARARE

ADULT RAPE CLINIC (ARC)

Address: Ward C9 Parirenyatwa Hospital Mazowe street, Harare

Phone: 0775 672 770/ 08080472 

 

GOKWE

ADULT RAPE CLINIC (ARC)

Address: Number 385 Nyaradza, PSZ clinic, Gokwe

Phone: 0775 672 770/ 08080472 

HARARE

FAMILY SUPPORT TRUST (FST)

Address: Sally Mugabe (Former Harare) Central Hospital First Floor Children’s Rehabilitation Unit

Phone: 0242 668056/7

BULAWAYO

FAMILY SUPPORT TRUST (FST)

Address: Second floor, Mpilo Central Hospital

Phone: 0783 416593

GWERU

FAMILY SUPPORT TRUST (FST)

Address: Gweru District Hospital

Phone: 077 1 328870

MASVINGO

FAMILY SUPPORT TRUST (FST)

Address: Masvingo provincial Hospital, Survivor Friendly clinic

Phone: N/A

LUPANE

FAMILY SUPPORT TRUST (FST)

Address: The Village Bank. Lupane Business Centre

Phone: 078 5 015 014

MT DARWIN

FAMILY SUPPORT TRUST (FST)

Address: Mutapa centre, Mt Darwin

Phone: 071 7 912 276

ZVIMBA

FAMILY SUPPORT TRUST (FST)

Address: Stand no 245 Murombedzi, Zvimba

Phone: 077 2 819 773

HARARE

ADULT RAPE CLINIC (ARC)

Address: Ward C9 Parirenyatwa Hospital Mazowe street, Harare

Phone: 0775 672 770/ 08080472 

 

GOKWE

ADULT RAPE CLINIC (ARC)

Address: Number 385 Nyaradza, PSZ clinic, Gokwe

Phone: 0775 672 770/ 08080472 

HARARE

FAMILY SUPPORT TRUST (FST)

Address: Sally Mugabe (Former Harare) Central Hospital First Floor Children’s Rehabilitation Unit

Phone: 0242 668056/7

BULAWAYO

FAMILY SUPPORT TRUST (FST)

Address: Second floor, Mpilo Central Hospital

Phone: 0783 416593

GWERU

FAMILY SUPPORT TRUST (FST)

Address: Gweru District Hospital

Phone: 077 1 328870

MASVINGO

FAMILY SUPPORT TRUST (FST)

Address: Masvingo provincial Hospital, Survivor Friendly clinic

Phone: N/A

LUPANE

FAMILY SUPPORT TRUST (FST)

Address: The Village Bank. Lupane Business Centre

Phone: 078 5 015 014

MT DARWIN

FAMILY SUPPORT TRUST (FST)

Address: Mutapa centre, Mt Darwin

Phone: 071 7 912 276

ZVIMBA

FAMILY SUPPORT TRUST (FST)

Address: Stand no 245 Murombedzi, Zvimba

Phone: 077 2 819 773

HARARE

ADULT RAPE CLINIC (ARC)

Address: Ward C9 Parirenyatwa Hospital Mazowe street, Harare

Phone: 0775 672 770/ 08080472 

 

GOKWE

ADULT RAPE CLINIC (ARC)

Address: Number 385 Nyaradza, PSZ clinic, Gokwe

Phone: 0775 672 770/ 08080472 

HARARE

FAMILY SUPPORT TRUST (FST)

Address: Sally Mugabe (Former Harare) Central Hospital First Floor Children’s Rehabilitation Unit

Phone: 0242 668056/7

BULAWAYO

FAMILY SUPPORT TRUST (FST)

Address: Second floor, Mpilo Central Hospital

Phone: 0783 416593

GWERU

FAMILY SUPPORT TRUST (FST)

Address: Gweru District Hospital

Phone: 077 1 328870

MASVINGO

FAMILY SUPPORT TRUST (FST)

Address: Masvingo provincial Hospital, Survivor Friendly clinic

Phone: N/A

LUPANE

FAMILY SUPPORT TRUST (FST)

Address: The Village Bank. Lupane Business Centre

Phone: 078 5 015 014

MT DARWIN

FAMILY SUPPORT TRUST (FST)

Address: Mutapa centre, Mt Darwin

Phone: 071 7 912 276

ZVIMBA

FAMILY SUPPORT TRUST (FST)

Address: Stand no 245 Murombedzi, Zvimba

Phone: 077 2 819 773