PRESS STATEMENT: International Women’s Day

The Zimbabwe Gender Commission joins rest of the world in celebrating International Women’s Day which is being held under the National Theme: The woman we want is bankable, business minded, brainy, bold, blessed and balanced”.

The Zimbabwe Gender Commission believes that gender equality and equity is a prerequisite for sustainable development. As such, the Commission calls for:

  • A gender just society;
  • 50-50 representation at all levels of decision making;
  • Equal value for women’s and men’s work and contributions; and
  • Accelerated efforts to ensure gender equality in all social, economic, and political spheres.

It is against this background that the Zimbabwe Gender Commission will endeavour to address all systemic barriers to gender equality and the empowerment of women.

The Zimbabwe Gender Commission acknowledges that gender equality cannot be fully realised without constructive male involvement, and therefore calls upon men to also champion the gender equality agenda.

We also urge parents to socialise children to uphold norms and values that promote gender equality and non-discrimination from an early age.

 

Zimbabwe Gender Commission: For a just society that enjoys gender equality

Happy Women’s Day!