Women Electoral Convergence 2018, a platform for women to mobilize for the forthcoming harmonized elections as candidates and voters is launching its #Hervotewins2018 campaign in Harare on Saturday.
The campaign aimed at sensitizing and mobilizing women in Zimbabwe to actively take part in the elections next year involves eight political parties including Joice Mujuru’s National People’s Party and Movement for Democratic Change led by Morgan Tsvangirai.
According to Campaign organisers, the campaign will also empower women to participate in next year’s elections as presidential, parliamentary and local government candidates as well as encouraging women to vote each other into political office.
Event coordinator, Honourable Priscilla Misihairabwi-Mushonga, women make the bulk of registered voters with 52.48 % of those registered for the 2013 elections being women thus forming a formidable constituency that will determine the outcome of the election in 2018.
The campaign launch will be attended by prominent politicians including NPP President Dr Joice Mujuru, MDC-T Vice President Thokhozani Khupe, Lucia Mativenga of PDP among a host of others.
ZEC chairperson, Justice Rita Makarau is also expected to grace the event as well as representatives from the Election Resource Centre, Zimbabwe Election Support Network , Media Monitoring Project, the Zimbabwe Republic Police among other key stakeholders who will hold panel discussions on critical issues such as “creating a safe ballot, feminizing the electoral process and the recruitment drive called “Mother and Daughter Project”.