The Parliament of Zimbabwe has recently launched two initiatives to engage more youth and women in parliament.
A new voluntary Youth Caucus has been set up to spearhead the inclusion of youth-related issues in the legislative process. The goal is to advocate for youth development, empowerment, participation and representation across all spheres of life in Zimbabwe. Representatives in the Caucus are aged between 15 and 35 years. However, parliamentarians of any age are encouraged to advance youth issues.
Launching the Caucus in December 2022, the Speaker of the National Assembly, Mr. J.F.N Mudenda, encouraged young people to be adventurous, to use the opportunities that the Caucus presented, and to work hard to mainstream youth-related activities into parliamentary activities.
Click here to read the full article published by the Inter-parliamentary Union on 11 March 2023.