ZIMBABWE: Zimbabwe launches first women's magazine

Sunday, January 16, 2011
The Zimbabwe Guardian
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Zimbabwe has launched its first magazine specifically targetting women.

The magazine entitled Woman, will be aimed at helping in national efforts to empower women and will specifically look at women's issues, among a myriad of issues.

The magazine was officially launched by Vice President, Joice Mujuru, at a local hotel in the capital, Harare.

VP Mujuru commended the publishers of the magazine for their efforts and for standing firm on women's issues.

She said government was committed to building a society devoid of gender-based discrimination.

Zimbabwe has adopted a national gender policy and the seventeen laws that were enacted since 1980 seek to improve the status of women in the country.

Speaking at the launch VP Mujuru said the magazine is one of the avenues that can be used to promote the advancement of Zimbabwean women and also showcase individuals who have scaled great heights in their chosen fields.

She noted that a lot still needs to be done to assist more women to reach leadership and decision-making positions and this can only be achieved through working together.

Founder and managing editor of the magazine Precious Chitapi said the magazine will connect women by supporting and inspiring women and added that nowadays women are holding powerful and influential roles in society.