Calls have been made for government and other stakeholders to work towards the promotion of gender equality and the consolidation of women’s voice in governance so as to foster the emancipation and empowerment of women in Zimbabwe.
Women the world over face a number of obstacles in achieving representation in governance.
Traditional institutions, cultural practices and lack of educational opportunities are some of the barriers which deprive women of opportunities to contribute towards policies and decisions in governing institutions.
Chairperson of Women’s Coalition of Zimbabwe Pamela Mhlanga said there is need to consolidate women’s voices, narrative of realities, aspirations and demands in line with equal positioning of women through the governance transition process, mechanism and agenda.
Some of the women who attended the women’s convention in the capital this Thursday raised a number of prospects following the new political dispensation.
The Constitution of Zimbabwe provides a legal framework for the promotion and attainment of gender equality and women’s empowerment.
The country is making strides to ensure women take up strategic positions in national development.