WOMEN’S Coalition of Zimbabwe (WCoZ) expressed appreciation over efforts by the Zimpapers Group to also appoint women in their new executive board.
In a Press statement released on Thursday, WCoZ chairperson Ronika Mumbire urged other media institutions in Zimbabwe to fully implement section 56 of the Constitution on equal rights.
“The Zimpapers Group has exhibited the highest level of recognition of the supreme law of the land, becoming the first media house to fully implement section 56 (2) of the Constitution,” she said.
Section 56 of the Constitution states that women and men should enjoy equal rights andopportunities in political, economic, cultural and social spheres.
WCoZ also appreciated the development, arguing it was in line with their mandate to promote gender equality in order to enable women and girls to fully enjoy their rights.
Mumbire added that WCoZ was committed to having constitutional obligations that made it mandatory for women to be included in leadership and decision-making roles at all levels of society honoured.
“It is the responsibility of young women and girls to take part in economic development and engage in income-generating projects in order to earn an income,” Mumbire added.