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Women urged to be courageous

Women have been urged to be courageous and not to expert things on a silver platter just because their women.

This was said by Rachel Nyaradzo Adams who was the guest speaker at the recently launched Talia Women’s Network held on the 15th of June at Cresta Lodge in Msasa, Harare.

The event was themed, ‘Collaborating to Provide African Solutions to African Problems’.

Adams spoke of the four pillars for effective leadership, which are courage, legitimacy, negotiation and inclusivity.
“Women should be courageous and learn to negotiate for their space, not expecting everything on a silver platter.”

Talia Women’s Network Director, Mrs Saliwe Zakariya also said:
“The organisation exists for the empowerment of young women, girls and communities in situations of poverty, illiteracy, diseases and social injustice.”

“The organisation was founded on Biblical principles to represent a network of young women and girls subjected to socio-economic challenges across the country.”

“ ‘Talia’ is a Hebrew word which means ‘Dew from Heaven’ and just as dew is essential to rejuvenate and refresh the vegetation, especially when there is no rainfall, Talia Women’s Network seeks to be the place where young women and girls come to experience refreshment and the newness of life from all the difficulties and challenges that life presents.”

Mrs. Zakariya highlighted that the strategic focus for the organisation is Education & Leadership Development, Economic Empowerment & Livelihoods, and Sexual Reproductive Health & Rights.

The launch was attended by representatives from the government, private sector, NGO sector as well as church organisations.
More than 100 people attended the event, with representatives from CBZ Holdings, MetBank, SeedCo, Egmont Trust, Ulendo Capital, a representative from the Ministry of Women and Youth Affairs, Mr Chimboza, and other representatives from renowned organisations.

About Tafara Clayton Mushope

Photographer, intern journalist at ZimOnline News

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