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Empowerment of women critical

Women empowerment organisation, Roots in partnership with Netherlands Embassy in Zimbabwe donated a sanitary pad making machine to women in Shamva as part of the empowerment agenda.

The donation was part of the district’s belated commemorations of International Women’s Day.

Addressing women, Netherlands Ambassador to Zimbabwe Mrs Barbara Van Hellemond said empowerment of women is critical while Roots executive director Ms Beatrice Savadye noted the machine has been given to victims of child marriages.

Other stakeholders at the belated commemorations said there are a number of projects that women can venture into as a way of transforming their lives.

Zimbabwe is faced with a number of challenges affecting women with the recent one being child marriages which has been condemned by government and its development partners.

This year the International Women’s Day commemorations ran running under the theme, “Transforming Women’s Lives through Economic Empowerment”.

Source :

zbc

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