The establishment of community information centres across the country has enabled Zimbabwean women to get access to information that empowers them to participate in decision making.

The Minister of Women and Youth Affairs, Cde Sithembiso Nyoni revealed this during her presentation at the ongoing 62nd session of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) in New York.

“On ICTs, the government has established information centres and women are able to access any information in rural areas. We have about 69 centres countrywide,” said Minister Nyoni.

The session has presented a platform for nations to share some of the best practices that have been adopted by various governments to empower women.

Zimbabwe is among the countries in the lead in transforming the lives of women who live in rural areas.
The provision of free maternal health care, introduction of waiting rooms for pregnant women complemented by the First Lady, Cde Auxillia Mnangagwa’s free cervical and breast cancer screening programme are testimony of the commitment to uplift the lives of women in Zimbabwe.