Zimbabwean President Mnangagwa pledges full equality for women ahead of International Women's Day

Source: Xinhua| 2019-03-06 17:58:33|Editor: Yamei
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HARARE, March 6 (Xinhua) -- Zimbabwean President Emmerson Mnangagwa on Wednesday pledged to continue working towards the uplifting of women and girls.

In a tweet to mark International Women's Day which falls on Friday, Mnangagwa said his government would continue to work towards full gender equality.

"On International Women's Day we celebrate the strong, empowered Zimbabwean women who contribute so much to our nation. We will continue to work towards full equality and further empowerment for girls and women in the new Zimbabwe," he said.

The theme for International Women's Day 2019 is #BalanceforBetter, which among other things emphasizes that balance is not just a women's issue, but is also a business issue and required to be exercised in such areas as boardrooms, government, media coverage, and wealth.

The Zimbabwean Constitution stipulates that women and men have the right to equal treatment, including the right to equal opportunities in political, economic, cultural and social spheres.