Young women urged to take part in decision-making processes

By ZBC Reporter

WOMEN and girls have been challenged to claim their rightful positions in society and be involved in decision making to contribute towards national development.

In a world largely dominated by men, women have been challenged to claim their space and take up leadership positions.

The call was made by the Minister of Information, Publicity and Broadcasting Services, Senator Mutsvangwa at an African Women Leaders Network workshop on young women’s political participation and representation.

When we talk of women emancipation we are not asking for charity, we have earned it. Women must take part in decision-making processes, this is a developmental issue, let’s do away with gender stereotypes, she said.

In a speech read on her behalf by African Women Leaders Network Secretariat, Ms Caroline Mhlanga, UN Women Representative Ms Delphine Serumaga called on women to be action-oriented.

 Let’s not focus on the negatives and challenges but instead let’s focus on development as well as working on the recommendations. We should become more action-oriented, she noted.

The workshop which was partly virtual was also attended by veteran politicians who include Margaret Dongo and Zanu PF legislator, Tatenda Mavetera who is part of the women’s quota in parliament.