Climate change, a 'burden' on women-Zbwe Gender Commission

Online Desk |  1 year ago | top

The Zimbabwe Gender Commission, (ZGC) says adverse effects of climate change such as shortage of water, food insecurity and deforestation affect women the most, hence the need for their full participation and inclusion in the crafting and implementation of policies on the adverse weather patterns in line with provisions of the National Development Strategy 1, that pushes for gender parity. The call was made by ZGC chief executive officer Virginia Muwanigwa in an interview with Star FM News as the country today commemorates International Women's Day.

International Women's Day is celebrated annually on the 8th of March to commemorate cultural, political, and socioeconomic achievements of women as well as to spotlight issues affecting them.

This years' commemorations are running under the International theme “Gender equality for a sustainable tomorrow” while the National theme is “gender mainstreaming and women empowerment in climate change and disaster risk management.”