The civil society says it is committed to working with the new government in implementing gender policies that advance the interests of women.

The civil society attending the 62nd Commission on the Status of Women have agreed that working with the government is the way to go in addressing gender issues in Zimbabwe.

 “We need to work together with the new government and together solve problems affecting women and girls,” said one Nyaradzo Mashayamombe.

It has been suggested that  there is more needed to be done to address problems affecting widows in Zimbabwe as other countries are keeping track of widows in their countries.

Ms Eunice Njovana said; “We used to have good policies on widows but now we need to go back home and strategies on the best practices”.

The civil society is confident that the implementation of critical issues raised at the conference will transform the lives of ordinary women in Zimbabwe.

“This conference is of immense benefit and we need to implement the ideas and policies to better our economy,” noted Sally Dura.

A number of representatives from the civil society including AU Ambassador on ending child marriage Nyaradzai Gumbonzvanda among others presented on a number of social and economic issues affecting women.