Building vibrant and tolerant democracies
A number of powerful women leaders have emerged in Zimbabwe’s post-independence era, questioning patriarchy and socio-cultural dogma that render women ineffective in the society. Rarely do we see profiles of young women among those celebrated as making a difference at community, national and regional levels. Yet, across the region, many young women have been taking leadership positions and transforming lives at various levels. Margaret Chinowaita spoke to one such young woman – Lucy Mazingi, the Director of the Youth Empowerment and Transformation Trust (YETT) in Zimbabwe.