The UN Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator (RC) in Zimbabwe, Ms. Elizabeth Lwanga, who is also the United Nations Information Centre (UNIC) in Harare Director, participated in a meeting on the constitution making process in the country.
The RC presented a paper entitled “Experiences of Gender in the Constitutional Processes in Swaziland, Uganda and Kenya” to over 80 participants of the event. These included Zimbabwe’s first female Deputy Prime Minister Thokozani Khupe, Members of Parliament from different political parties in Zimbabwe, women activists, women business leaders and UN staff from different agencies.
The meeting developed a way forward on increasing women’s participation and representation in the Constitution Making Process currently underway in Zimbabwe and ensuring their human rights are respected.
UNIFEM organized the event under the auspices of the UN Gender Theme Group and the Gender Forum and with the leadership of the UN Resident Coordinator.