Zim Commemorates International Women’s Day

This year’s International Women’s Day (8 March) takes place against the backdrop of the ongoing global pandemic, Covid-19 and emerging new strains, but also in a world desperately trying to emerge from the impact of this pandemic and focus again on other urgent and critical global issues such as climate change.

Speaking during a conference on the International Women’s Day in Harare today, Minister of Women Affairs, Community Small and Medium Enterprises Development, Dr Sithembiso Nyoni said Zimbabwe will forever celebrate the international woman’s day with the rest of the world.

“On the 8th of March Zimbabwe joins the rest of the world in commemorating the international women’s day.

“A day to reflect on the challenges being faced by women including issues in gender based violence and progress made in the adjustment of women in pursuit of gender equality,” she said

She added that the national theme of this year is gender equality for a sustainable tomorrow.

“Each year the occasion is celebrated under a different theme which member states can adjust to suit their particular situations, the International theme for this year is Gender Equality for a sustainable tomorrow, while our National theme is Gender Mainstreaming and Women Empowerment in Climate Change and Disaster Risk Management,” added Minister Nyoni.

International Women’s Day, celebrated on March 8, aims to focus on global attention on the state of women when it comes to gender equality, bias, stereotypes and discrimination.

It’s goal is to make the world more diverse, equitable and inclusive for women.

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