Widows and their children suffer injustice in face of providers which necessitate the need to empower widows with business initiatives.

Zimbabwe held its belated celebrations of international women’s day today with many widows celebrating their emancipation from poverty through empowerment and showing case their businesses.

Speaking at a world widows day commemoration held in Harare today, the spokesperson of Yolk, Munashe Mukaronda said widows should be given equal value and relevance in society.

She added that empowering widows with life and business skills enhances their capacity to take care of themselves and their families.

Harare Minister of State for Provincial Affairs, Cde Miriam Chikukwa said the government has projects that help women including widows with funds to start up projects.

She added that empowering widows will obstruct them from prostitution and other dirty jobs.

Widows celebrated the day in style as they expressed their gratitude to the organisers while exhibiting their products and encouraged fellow widows to stand up and start making a difference working for their families.

International Widows’ Day is celebrated every year on the 23rd of June.

This year’s theme was, “From Charity to Empowerment”.