mai mujuru 16-04-11.jpgVice President Joice Mujuru has called on women to be supportive and assist each other to conquer gender based barriers they face.

Cde Mujuru was addressing delegates at the closing ceremony of the International Women’s Conference on political and economic empowerment and peace building in Harare.

She urged African ministers who attended the conference to go with the true Zimbabwean story and spread the gospel that illegal sanctions imposed on Zimbabwe should be removed.

The conference, which saw the launch of the African Women’s Decade Zimbabwean Chapter, brought together women from across the continent to consolidate their positions on participating in current political and economic processes.

The African Women’s Decade was adopted in the Kenyan Capital, Nairobi, in October last year by the African Union marking the period 2010 to 2020 as a decade where governments commit themselves to improve women representation in decision making positions and empower themselves economically.