Women’s rights and promotion of gender equality and equity are central for structural change and are prerequisites for social justice. Women in the South Western Region of Zimbabwe still continue to experience multiple forms of discrimination and violence hence there is need to capacitate them with knowledge so that they are able claim their rights, something that often happens when women get together to discuss their problems and act collectively to seek solutions.
Women’s personal struggles for dignity, safety, equality and control of their bodies are important for their shared mobilization and leadership in public arenas. The organizing of women and the strength of their autonomous movements are the strongest predictors of gender equality laws and policies across a range of areas, which include creation of safe spaces and non-discrimination within communities. There is need to challenge and transform power relations so that women can enjoy their rights and reach their full potential.
SWRGN as a way of promoting women’s participation in governance and democratic processes conducted capacity building training workshop for Women conveners also known as the Ward Development Facilitators to spearhead a Women’s Indaba Project : Triple D 😛romoting Development ,Ending Discrimination and Celebrating Diversity .The capacity building workshop meant to empower marginalized women to claim their rights from duty bearers and actively participate in development initiatives within their communities.