International Women’s Day

April 24, 2019

International Women’s Day
ROOTS in partnership with Ministry of Women Affairs on the 22nd of March hosted the International Women’s Day celebrations at AFM church in Gweshe. The main objective of the day was to celebrate the power women have in ending GBV and child marria�e in Mazowe. The meeting was also an opportunity to sensitize women about their rights and discuss key issues including the issues of GBV, Child marriages and the economic empowerment of women since the biggest driver of these scourge noted was poverty. Various options were presented by the ministry of women’s affairs for the women who wished to engage in small enterprises in terms of ideas and sources of fund. The event started off with a march around the Gweshe growth point and female entrepreneurs also had a chance to exhibit their products during the proceedings. The event reached over 600 women and girls and other stakeholders such as Ministry of Youth, DA, ward Councillor, ZNPP+, Childline, VFU, Social Welfare supported the event.


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