What Determines Agency in Young Zimbabwean Women

The participation of women generally in the social and political life of Zimbabwe is strongly required by the amended Constitution of the country. The Constitution, in Section 3 (Founding Principles), Section 13 (National Development), Section 17 (Gender Balance), and Section 80 (Rights of Women), makes it explicit that the state must strive for equality of men and women.
The reality, however, is different, as was so comprehensively demonstrated in the just-completed national elections. Not only was there no change from 2013 in the number of women directly elected to the National Assembly, but the number of women elected to local government seats dropped by 3%, from 16% in 2013 (RAU & IYWD. 2018 (a)). Even more

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