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ZGC & UN Women Invite Women Political Candidates To Apply For Training & Mentorship Program

The Zimbabwe Gender Commission (ZGC) in partnership with the United Nations Women has called for applications for the Phase 2 training and mentorship program designed to build the capacity and confidence of aspiring women political candidates. Reads the announcement:

Call for Applicants: Women Rise in Politics (WRIP) Training and Mentorship Programme The Zimbabwe Gender Commission is established in terms of Section 245 of the Constitution of Zimbabwe to promote, protect, enforce, and advance gender equality. The Commission pursuant to its mandate, has partnered with UN Women to implement the Women Rise in Politics (WRIP), a training and mentorship program designed to build capacity and confidence of aspiring women political candidates. Phase 1 of the programme was implemented in 2021 covering 12 electoral districts across the country. Meanwhile, the Commission, with the support of UN Women, intends to roll out Phase 2 of the training programme and is hereby inviting applicants from the following electoral districts: Matobo, Lupane, Chipinge, Mt Darwin, Bikita, Kariba, Mudzi, Gokwe South. More information on the selection criteria and priorities can be found on https://www.zgc.co.zw/download/1449. Young women, rural-based women and women with disabilities are also encouraged to apply.

Aspiring women political candidates, political party affiliated and independent alike, with interest in running for elections, both national and local, should submit a motivational letter to the email address: mentorship.zgc@gmail.com together with a completed form, which can be obtained from ZGC offices can also be downloaded using the link: https://www.zgc.co.zw/download/1449. If possible, hard copies can be submitted to Zimbabwe Gender Commission at:

• 1st Floor, Pax House, Number 89 Kwame Nkrumah Avenue, Harare,

• Office 8 Social Welfare Complex, 116 Fort Street and 10th Avenue, Bulawayo.

Deadline for submissions: 10 August 2022

For more information, visit zac.co.zw or get in touch with the Commission on 0719554473 (Harare) and 0719554462 (Bulawayo).

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