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Women educators in ZIMTA have demanded that space and budget for skills be made available in order to address patriarchal social tendencies that may be hindering women in education from promoting Sustainable Development Goal 4 and 5.

Created on 13 June 2017

 

 

This was discussed at the ZIMTA Annual National Conference held in Harare where women held a caucus addressing gender issues.
Speaking at the caucus, the women  said , SDG5 was important as it considered the inclusion of women in all sectors, as women have been constantly marginalised.SDG5 states that ‘Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls’.


“There is great need to empower women as they have been marginalised even in unions as women still have not realised 50/50 representation within the union leadership”


They jointly observed that employed women were being restricted in child bearing as the three children with one employer regulation by government was oppressive to women.


“ZIMTA needs to address the issue of maternity leave as women are being undermined with government limiting women to three children in one’s working career ”they noted.


Zimbabwe Congress of Trade Union (ZCTU) Education,Training,Women And Gender Development official ,who was also motivating the discussion said women faced several challenges within homes and the workplaces and their voices had been often muzzled by men.


“Women’s voices are not heard, they need to be fully supported by men and we have a lot of work to do in the unions today”. She queried.


The women’s caucus meeting was held as a pre-cursor to the main conference held in Harare in April.

 

 

 

 

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