InvestInHer campaign launched

Latwell Nyangu

A campaign to promote women’s inclusion and participation in democratic processes and work towards a gender-equal world has been launched.

The campaign dubbed #InvestinHer is being pioneered by Women’s Democracy Network Zimbabwe (WDNZ) and is part of the commemorations for Women’s Month.

The campaign coordinator Daphne Machiri said they are working towards a gender-equal world, a world free of partiality, stereotyping, discrimination, and ferocity.

She said they are working towards a world that is inclusive, equitable, and diverse.

“The objective of the campaign is to promote women’s inclusion and participation in democratic processes and commemorate Women’s Month by raising public awareness which was launched on International Women’s Day on March 8.

“The campaign seeks to recognise women’s achievements in political leadership facets and not only politically but also their contributions towards socio-economic development.

“We are working towards a gender-equal world, a world free of partiality, stereotyping, discrimination, and ferocity.

“A world that is inclusive, equitable, and diverse where women are working towards achieving equality in leadership positions collectively and rise to stimulate inclusion in line with International Women’s Day theme.”

WDNZ’s will powers and contributions are to champion and advance women’s rights and inclusion, in addressing gender imbalance in Zimbabwe.

“WDN-ZW’s work fosters change in making sure there are equal opportunities for both men and women to participate in all levels of political decision-making.

WDN is commemorating International Women’s Month under the theme “Women Who Advocate for Equity, Diversity and Inclusion.

“We ought to amplify women’s voices, action, and leadership as we celebrate Women’s Power, Resilience, leadership, and Respect.

“This campaign therefore provides an opportunity to increase political will, and commitment and encourage political decision-makers to strive to ensure adequate space is created for women and support mechanisms are strengthened to ensure public recognition and respect of women’s rights across multiple sectors.

“The campaign also seeks to leverage voices on issues that affect women’s participation in leadership and decision-making processes.

“The campaign will be an opportunity for women-led organisations from various sectors to make concerted efforts to create more opportunities for women and strive to ensure gender equality,” she said.

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