By Sukuoluhle Ndlovu
Woman have been urged to continue building bridges that will help them continue being champions of the feminist movement.
This came out at a workshop held by Woman’s Action Group in partnership with Womankind recently.
The feminist training school was held in 3 provinces; Masvingo, Bulawayo and Harare under the theme; ‘Building bridges for feminist movement building in Zimbabwe.
The meeting was held in a bid to track and evaluate progress of the feminist and champions’ movement and share best practices, to identify the strategies of strengthening women’s participation in leadership beyond the building bridges project. The meeting was held to promote mutual learning and networking among champions and feminists and lastly to further support needs for Community Champions and feminists in leadership programme and movement building.
WAG Executive Director, Edinah Masiyiwa said that women should continue strengthening the building bridges project and strengthen women’s participation in leadership beyond the movement as it has come to an end after 2years of implementation.
“The 2 year programme school was aimed at helping women and the society have a deep understanding of feminism, gender equality, power analysis, policy framework and women’s movement building. Women should be committed to build and sustain the women’s movement in Zimbabwe. When you are a feminist, you have clarity of issues, as champions and feminists should continue pushing for a safe space,” she said.
One of the feminist whop was part of the meeting, Sukoluhle Mhlanga from Bulawayo said the feminist school helped her a lot.
“The feminist school helped me a lot, l used the skills l acquired to empower other women as well and teach them on economic empowerment. There is need for use to continue strengthening more women and see more women taking up leadership roles. There is need to cascade more information to everyone out there. Feminism is for positive development,” said Mhlanga.