ZGC statement on the appointment of board members into governmental bodies

Zimbabwe Gender Commission is mandated to monitor issues concerning gender equality with a view to ensure compliance with gender equality provisions in the Constitution. Pursuant to this function, the Commission has constantly and consistently reminded ministries and other relevant authorities of the Constitutional requirement for gender equality by way of sharing Advisory Notes to the respective offices. Regrettably, no measures have been taken by ministries to close gender gaps in terms of representation on boards of state enterprises and parastatals. In anything, most if not all of the recently appointed bodies show a perpetuation of gender based discrimination. In respect of these unfortunate developments, the Commission has issued a statement which can be downloaded on the following link: