In Zimbabwe women still stay away from politics due to negative media reports

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In Zimbabwe women still stay away from politics due to negative media reports

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Media’s negative projection of women politicians is discouraging others from joining the male dominated field, the Zimbabwe Gender Commission has observed.

In her opening remarks to a media sensitization workshop Zimbabwe Gender Commission Chairperson Margaret Sangarwe said the recently concluded Zanu PF primary elections painted a gloomy picture regarding the participation of women in politics.

“While the Constitution provides a set of commitments to ensure women’s active and equal participation in electoral processes, women continue to be marginalised in politics.

Click here to read the full article published by New Zimbabwe on 13 May 2018. 

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