Girls’ and women’s empowerment will be greatly accelerated if more men were to advance the effort.
My name is Yemurai Nyoni and I’m a young man aged 23 from Zimbabwe. At many points in my brief history as an activist for women and girls health I have been asked one question, “Why do you care?” My family, friends and colleagues have asked me to explain why I’m so passionate about changing the development status of women and girls, particularly as a young African man. To be honest in my society it’s unusual for a young man to look out for the interests of women, it’s simply unmanly and seen as a sign of weakness. I don’t really know how I landed in this space but I’m very confident of the reasons why I decided to stay.
IT’S A WOMAN’S WORLD
In the words of Her Excellency Dr. Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma, the Chairperson of the African Union Commission
Women form half of the world population and give birth to the other half.
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