The issue of crafting strategies and implementing existing policies aimed at reducing child sexual exploitation will take centre stage at the Children Against Child Abuse festival to be held this week in the Midlands district of Silobela.

Stakeholders will converge in Silobela with a call to implement existing policies in reducing the increasing cases of child sexual exploitation.

One of the organisers of the event Nobesuthu Mgutshini said the festival seeks to raise awareness as well as provide solutions to child sexual exploitation.

Zimbabwe is a signatory to various regional and international conventions that seek to protect the rights of children.

Zimbabwe’s Constitutional Court last year outlawed child marriages by ruling that no child in Zimbabwe should marry before attaining the age of 16 in a bid to protect the rights of children.