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Strengthening women's role in governance and the constitutional
review process in Zimbabwe
April 27, 2010
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At the start
of a weeklong Women Leaders Diplomacy Mission in Zimbabwe to support
and strengthen women's involvement in governance, Mary Robinson
spoke about the importance of a full participatory process as Zimbabwe
develops a new constitution.
President Mugabe, Prime Minister Tsvangirai, other government ministers,
officials, and women's civil society organizations, she stated:
which has failed to fully ensure the perspectives and concerns of
women can be seen as fully legitimate over time. The equal participation
of women and men in constitution making is an essential element
for democratic governance."
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