Governance Programme

How to Get Equality for Women and Improve the Nation

  • Posted on: 18 January 2017
  • By: admin

At a recent meeting in Bulawayo, convened by the Research and Advocacy Unit (RAU) and  Women Politicians’ Incubator Zimbabwe (WOPIZ), there was consensus amongst all the women present – MPs, Councillors, heads of CSOs and NGOs – that the best way forward to ensure that women’s rights were respected was to ensure that half (105) of the seats in the National Assembly were occupied by women. The suggestion came out of the understanding that proportional representation as it currently is does not come close to fulfilling the objectives laid out in Section 17 of the Constitution: