Parliament of Zimbabwe and Zimbabwe Women’s Parliamentary Caucus (ZWPC) Thursday launched a photo book, “Counting the Gains”, a collection of stories of women parliamentarians in the 8th parliament of Zimbabwe.
The book showcases the achievements of female parliamentarians during their tenure in office.
Counting the Gains has been produced under a collaborative project by Gender and Media Connect (GMC), and Research and Advocacy Unit (RAU), with the support of the Embassy of Sweden under a programme Strengthening Women’s Advocacy for Inclusive Governance (SWAG) project.
The vision of ZWPC is to provide full and equal participation of women of Zimbabwe in a democratic and gender sensitive environment. With this vision, ZWPC has managed to break the barriers of political polarisation and has brought together women from different political backgrounds.
GMC National Director Abigail Gamanya said she believed that now was the time for women in politics, particularly the female parliamentarians, to have their work recognised by the nation at large.
“This this will not only boost female parliamentarians confidence, but will also encourage them to come up with more initiatives that will develop the country,” Gamanya said.
GMC was formed in 1985 with the objective of promoting not only the rights of women in the media but also rights of women in accessing media, both as a source of information as well as platforms for free expression.
The launch of the photo book was attended by Members of Parliament and Members of the Diplomatic Community.
The Guest of Honour was the Speaker of the National Assembly, Honourable Advocate Jacob Mudenda.