Woman promotes female leadership in Gwanda

PATRIACHY remains entrenched in rural African societies, where conservatism and tradition rules. Acceptance of women into leadership position has been very difficult with traditional African practices emphasizing on male leadership. A Gwanda-based woman is making inroads in the acceptance of female leaders but most men still refuse to give their women permission to join organisations or take up leadership posts.

Juliet Nkiwane saw her efforts to heal a community divided by election violence transform into a women’s organisation seeking to uplift women in rural Gwanda.

More information: http://www.amakhosikazimedia.org/index.php/news/143-woman-fights-to-end-patriarchy-in-rural-gwanda

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