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Harare: Women trigger “2018 Elections” roadmap

Staff Reporter

#SheVotes2018, a campaign independently organized by Women for Women (W4W), today hosted a consultative platform for young women. The conversation saw 100 women from political parties, civil society, churches and from all walks of life coming together to discuss the challenges that deter young women from participating in electoral processes. The young women bemoaned the lack of access to public information on voter processes, the delay in implementation of electoral reforms, fear of the possibility of electoral violence, and lack of resources and support as some of the hurdles they need to overcome if they are to fully participate in the 2018 election. The forum also agreed that with no representation in decision making structures such as Parliament and local government, issues peculiar to young women will always be neglected. The forum declared that 2018 shall be the year young women will make history by exercising their right to participate and taking seriously their responsibility to lead. This way, economic and political marginalisation will become a thing of the past. #Shevote2018 campaign is working to mobilise young female voters and supporting young female candidates in the 2018 election and will be visiting all the provinces on a similar process to reach out to young women. For more information on the #Shevotes2018 campaign contact W4W National Coordinator Maureen Kademaunga on +27730182641 or +263773011256

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