The ZCIEA Women joins the rest of the world in commemorating International Women’s Day which is on the 8th of March under the theme; “Women in leadership: Achieving an equal future in a COVID-19 world”.
Women in Zimbabwe continue to bear the brunt of the impact of the covid19 pandemic, especially those in the informal sector. We call upon the Government to protect us from Municipal Police and the Zimbabwe Republic Police harassment, brutality and also protect women from all forms of GBV, abductions, torture, and human trafficking. This pushes women into poverty, hence it has to stop.
We demand full implementation of the Constitution of Zimbabwe and call upon tightening of the laws that deal with Abductions, human trafficking, and GBV.
We call on Government and all key stakeholders to put into practice the National Gender policy and other international instruments (ILO Convention 190 of 2019 and Recommendation 206) dealing with gender equality and elimination of violence and harassment in the world of work.
We implore the government to advance gender equality responsiveness and support in the recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic which has reduced and is still reducing the income, dignity of women in the informal sector.
ZCIEA NATIONAL WOMEN CHAIRPERSON ZCIEA NATIONAL WOMEN’S COMMITTEE STATEMENT ON IWD 2021