By Matilda Hove
Women International Leadership Development (WILD) forum conducted a young women capacity building workshop, engaging newly elected councillors and members of parliament in a bid to help equip them to take up leadership roles.
Advocate Brian Dube (pictured), Member of Parliament for Gweru Urban said that he will advocate for a law to be passed in parliament, which allows the inclusiveness and participation of women and young girls in the art of politics, since it is difficult for them.
“It is really necessary for the parliament to pass down a law that allows young girls and women to fully participate and be included in politics, as a way of empowering them,” said Dube.
Ward 9 councillor Exon Murehwasekwa was of the view that women are supposed to rise and acquire leadership roles as they have a part to play in the progress of their communities and the country.
“I want to thank you for making me your councillor and for that reason I want to cry to you girls to rise and aim to be leaders and engage in politics, because you have roles to play in the development of the society as well as the country, so you should be given the opportunity,” Murehwasekwa said.
Member of Parliament in Chiwundura constituency, Livingstone Chimina said that he is looking forward to work with young women so that they can see where they are falling behind so that they can help them stand tall and move forward.