Call for applicants: Women Rise in Politics (WRiP) Mentorship and Training Programme

Zimbabwe Gender Commission is established in terms of Section 245 of the Constitution of Zimbabwe to promote, protect, enforce, and advance gender equality. One of the functions Commission is to recommend affirmative action programs designed to achieve gender equality as provided for in the Constitution.

Pursuant to its mandate, the Commission has partnered with UN Women to develop the initiative Women Rise in Politics (WRiP), a mentorship and training program to build capacity and confidence of aspiring women political candidates. More information on the selection criteria and priorities can be found on Young women, rural-based women, women with disabilities, women living with HIV among others, are especially encouraged to apply. The programme aims to cover all 10 provinces of Zimbabwe.

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 and brief profile to the email address: together with a completed form, obtaining from ZGC offices and UN Women and can also be downloaded using the link:

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: 22 now 31 August 2021 For more information, visit or get in touch with the Commission on 0719554473/ 0775129642 (Harare) and 0719554462/0773719551 (Bulawayo)
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