Students And Youth Working on reproductive Health Action Team (SAYWHAT) today joined the world in commemorating International Women’s Day under the theme “Women in leadership: Achieving an equal future in a COVID-19 world.” The theme celebrates the tremendous efforts by women and girls around the world in shaping a more equal future and recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic.
To celebrate this day, SAYWHAT hosted an online meeting that sought to empower its female employees on Property Law in Zimbabwe. Zimbabwe Lawyers for Human Rights’ Tinomuda Shoko, a human rights lawyer with experience in children and women’s rights facilitated the session. During the session, she gave insights on how women can safeguard their properties legally, the importance of having a will (whether single or married), and the Inheritance Law amongst others.
The session was quite insightful as shown by the active participation of the team. SAYWHAT believes nothing beats an empowered woman and as the commemorations have been globally hashtagged #ChooseToChallenge, we choose to continue challenging the achievement of gender parity as we would want to see a world where each gender is represented equally – a world that ensures equal access of women and men to the same opportunities, rights, education, and materials. The women also got surprise gifts as part of the commemorations.
Happy International Women’s Day