By Peter Chivhima
Government has been praised for instituting platforms for the socio-economic empowerment of women.
Since instituting a raft of laws and policies to promote the empowerment of women and the girl child after revising the Gender Policy in 2017, the government has not looked back.
Women from various apostolic sects under the banner of the Council for Churches in Africa who gathered in Harare this Saturday attest to the positive trajectory the Second Republic has taken to empower women.
“The government is implementing several strategies to empower us, women. If women are empowered it means that the whole nation has been empowered,” a member of the apostolic churches said.
“We thank our government because it is not only focusing on women but everyone so this should be applauded,” another said.
Guest of Honour and Zimbabwe Open University Director, Dr Eunice Nyamanhare implored women to unite for economic and social transformation.
“We have realised that our government is promoting women’s empowerment in all spheres of development, so we want to commend that. As women, we need to appreciate each other in whatever we do. The government’s mantra of leaving no one and no place behind should also unify us as women.”
The Second Republic has implemented several strategies to empower women, including the establishment of the Zimbabwe Women’s Microfinance Bank to avail loans to women for income-generating projects.