Amplifying the voice of women in politics and decision-making in Zimbabwe

An UNDEF-funded project in Zimbabwe works to empower women and increase their participation in politics and the decision-making process. The project, implemented by the Women and Law in Southern Africa Research and Education Trust, trains women in the Binga District to be popular opinion leaders, who will in turn train other women and men and spread the acquired knowledge across their communities.

The project recently carried out a workshop to build knowledge on national and international legal instruments and policy on women's political participation. It will hold regular follow-up meetings and parliamentary study tours, and disseminate information regarding women’s participation in political processes through newspaper articles, radio programmes and television talk shows.