Women education has been cited as a key component in addressing gender disparities and fighting poverty.

This comes as women are calling for financial inclusion to boost their economic activities.

Women constitute 52 percent of Zimbabwe’s population and are said to be more economically active in Africa as farmers and entrepreneurs.

In an interview with the ZBC News after a public lecture on gender equity in university education, World Bank Country Manager, Mrs Camille Anne Nuamah said there is need for financial inclusion for women projects.

“If capacitated, women have the potential to excel in all their projects,” she said.

Women’s University in Africa (WUA) Vice Chancellor, Professor Hope Sadza said there is need to come up with more friendly policies that promote women education and fight poverty.

Zimbabwe has made significant progress in addressing gender disparities and some tertiary institutions have also adopted recruitment polices that promote enrolment of female students.

On the financial sector, efforts are still in progress to establish a women’s bank as a way of promoting women in business.