Amplifying the voice of women in politics and decision making in Zimbabwe
In December 2011 the Women and Law in Southern Africa Research and Education Trust received financial support from the United Nations Democracy Fund to implement a two year project in Binga District titled “Amplifying the voice of women in politics and decision making in Zimbabwe.” The project's overall objective is “to increase the number of empowered and assertive women participating in politics and decision making in Zimbabwe” with a particular focus on two wards of Binga district.
Expected key project outcomes by December 2013 are;
Increased awareness and knowledge of marginalized and disadvantaged women in Binga of politics and decision making processes;
Increased capacity of rural women on the legal, policy and international instruments as they relate to politics and decision making processes;
iii. Increased participation by rural women in local and national political processes in Binga district.
The project will train 100 Women Popular Opinion Leaders in Binga district who will in turn reach out to 10 000 women and men. In addition 20 men will be trained on laws which enhance women's participation in political and decision making structures. Three women parliamentarians from Rwanda will tour the project area.
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