Men have been implored to change their attitudes towards women for the successful implementation of gender programmes which focus on women first.

With patriarchal culture norms standing as the key barrier to women’s empowerment world over, there is need for men to change attitudes towards women in pursuit of gender equality.

Anoziva Marindire a gender activist said efforts must be made for both men and women to work together in creating an enabling environment for gender equality.

Media specialist at the American Embassy who is also a gender activist Sizani Weza has been spearheading the women journalist mentoring programme  that seeks to empower women professionally and enable them to acquire leadership skills in the mainstream media.

In 2014 UN women launched the high profiled Heforshe solidarity campaign to engage men and boys to become change agents towards the achievement of gender equality.

Over the years, Zimbabwe has formulated relevant policies and gender action plans for the promotion of gender equality.