Women Affairs, Community and Small and Medium Enterprises Development, Dr Sithembiso Nyoni has joined the rest of the world in commemorating the International Families Day.
Addressing the media in Harare this morning, Dr Nyoni said families are important and therefore must be prevented against domestic violence.
”Our constitution on section 25 upholds the importance of a family and thus it is the mandate of my ministry to promote and coordinate programmes and activities that enhance protection of families, prevent domestic violence and create a conducive environment for family unity, social cohesion and harmony.” Hon Nyoni said.
The International Families’ Day is commemorated every year on 15 May.
Dr Nyoni reported on how the International Day of Families came into existence.
”The International Day of Families came into effect through UN Resolution 47/237 of 20 September 1993, which reaffirms that, the family unit is a natural and fundamental entity in society as enshrined in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and the Convention on the Elimination of all forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW).” She said.
Minister Nyoni stated this years theme: ”The International theme for this year is, ”Socially just transition towards sustainable development: the role of digital technologies on social development and well being of all” and the National theme for Zimbabwe is ”The role of digital technologies in the social development and well-being of Zimbabwean families.” She said.