By Minenhle Moyo
As we draw near the 16 days of activism against Gender-Based Violence (GBV), the Women’s Institute for Leadership Development has already started its mission to educate community members on Gender-Based Violence (GBV), as part of efforts to reduce the rate of violence within communities.
Speaking during one of the meetings the Program Manager for Women’s Institute for Leadership Development Mrs Permanent Ngoma said most women were not in leadership positions due to a lack of confidence emanating from various forms of abuse.
“Most women are not in leadership positions because they lack confidence and are not capacitated enough to carry out leadership duties.”
“Most women also do not participate in decision-making processes because they lack confidence and are abused,” she said.
The organization also took time to educate participants about the importance of voting. The Communications Officer at WILD Mrs. Bridget Ndlovu hammered on the issue of delimitation, urging community members to encourage each other to vote in order to reach the required amount to create a constituency.
Participants stated that transport costs hindered them from going to the only registration center available in Bulawayo. However,
as part of efforts to encourage citizens to vote, the Women’s Institute for Leadership Development is offering people free transport to individuals faced with this challenge.