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Zimbabwe joins universe celebrate IDW

Zimbabwe is today joining the rest of the world celebrate the International Day for Women (IDW).

The day which is celebrated every year, falls on 8 March and this year it is being commemorated under the theme: “Gender equality today for a sustainable tomorrow”.

This year’s theme seeks to advance gender equality in the context of the climate crisis and disaster risk reduction is one of the greatest global challenges of the 21st century.

Women are increasingly being recognized as more vulnerable to climate change impacts than men, as they constitute the majority of the world’s poor and are more dependent on the natural resources which climate change threatens the most.

At the same time, women and girls are effective and powerful leaders and change-makers for climate adaptation and mitigation.

They are involved in sustainability initiatives around the world, and their participation and leadership results in more effective climate action.

Continuing to examine the opportunities, as well as the constraints, to empower women and girls to have a voice and be equal players in decision-making related to climate change and sustainability is essential for sustainable development and greater gender equality.

According to the UN, without gender equality today, a sustainable future, and an equal future, remains beyond mankind’s reach.

 

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