Zimbabwe: Draft Constitution: Let the Women Speak

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Zimbabwe: Draft Constitution: Let the Women Speak

Women who constitute 52 percent of Zimbabwe's population (the impending census could establish that figure might have increased), have been conspicuously quiet on this matter despite having actively participated in the constitutional outreach process including the chaotic first all-stakeholder's conference.

The women's movement led by the Women's Coalition has had numerous consultative meetings to ensure that women's views are well captured in the draft.

They have also developed the women's roadmap to elections which included women's concerns proposed for the new constitution.

They have formed the Group of 21, which comprises women in politics and chiefs who are tasked with monitoring the Copac process in order to ensure that the 16 issues specific to women are included in the draft constitution.


Read more at All Africa, published 20 August 2012.