Story by Peter Chivhima
ZIMBABWE is committed to creating a safe environment and platforms that will encourage women’s full participation in politics.
Zimbabwe is among the countries attending the 67th session of the Commission on the Status of Women in New York.
The Minister of Information, Publicity and Broadcasting Services, Senator Monica Mutsvangwa reaffirmed government’s commitment to creating a safe environment for women in all aspects during a panel discussion with representatives from other countries in New York this Friday.
She said government is committed to creating a safe platform for women in all developmental areas including the political space.
“We are losing out perfect leaders, leaders who can uplift the country because of issues of gender empowerment are no longer attached to human rights issues, these are economic issues. We want more women on the table again,” she said.
Senator Mutsvangwa highlighted that government through her ministry will continue to focus on providing correct information that promotes development to the society.
“There was lot of misinformation, we were confronted by misinformation where people were publishing fake information, but what we did to make sure that people get correct information was to be online 24 hours.
“So as a ministry we will make sure that people have somewhere where they can check for true facts,” she added.
Government is taking a holistic approach in bridging gender gaps which exist in innovation and technology.
The 67th Session of the Commission on the Status of Women ends on the 17th of this month.
Zimbabwe’s delegation is led by the Minister of Women Affairs, Community, Small and Medium Enterprises Development, Dr Sithembiso Nyoni.