WALPE celebrates international women’s day (Bulawayo 24 News)
Women’s Academy for Leadership and Political Excellence (WALPE), this week joined the nation and the rest of the world in commemorating the International Women’s Day (IWD) under the theme: I am Generation Equality: Realizing Women’s Rights.
The International Women’s Day which is marked annually on the 8th of March is a global event to celebrate and support women’s rights, while calling for the fulfilment of gender equality.
WALPE hosted three different events in Nyanga, Wedza and Chiredzi as it strives to empower, educate and elevate women aspiring to run for public office.
“Our celebrations kicked off on the 8th of March 2020 in Sedze, Nyanga where through our Women Leadership Network (WALAN) members, we managed to mobilise 150 people, 120 women and 30 men. This event was graced by different stakeholders including officials from the Ministry of Youth, Sports, Arts and Recreation, Ministry of Women Affairs, Community, Small and Medium enterprises, traditional leaders and youth led- community based organizations,” WALPE said.