Women Coalition of Zimbabwe (WCOZ) Midlands Chapter has recently welcomed the new Provincial Coordinator Gracia Mashingaidze.
The appointment follows the unfortunate death of former WCOZ Midlands Coordinator Vimbai Nhutsve, who succumbed to Covid 19 earlier this year.
Mashingaidze (34) holds a degree in Local Governance and is a prominent women’s rights activist who is well known for advocating for gender equality and the rights of women and girls.
Before her appointment, she held several positions in the sector which include being the former Regional Chairperson of Young Women Christian Association (YWCA), Zimbabwe Women ‘s Bureau (ZWB)member, and also a Community and Resource Agent with Zimbabwe Coalition on Debt and Development (ZIMCODD).
In testimony to Mashingaidze’s hard work WCOZ Chairperson Midlands Chapter Lorcadia Mavhudzi said Mashingaidze is a competitive woman with the capability and confidence to lead the fight on women’s issues.
“We are excited as a chapter, we are very confident that she will do the tasks in that position. The previous Coordinator left a very high standard of work in terms of how we advocate for women’s rights, “said Mavhudzi.
Speaking at a meeting for implementation of women ‘s rights under the Womenkind Project, Mashingaidze applauded the work which was done by her predecessor and vowed to maintain the ideals of the organisation.
“Vimbai set the bar high, and my appeal to you is to support me on this appointment so that we continue to advocate women’s rights,” said Mashingaidze.
Meanwhile, WCOZ National Membership Officer Rebecca Gwaure urged Gweru Chapter to give full support to Mashingaidze.
“Mashingaidze was the successful candidate for the post and we urge you to give her all the support so that she delivers her duties diligently, “said Gwaure.
WCOZ is a national membership-based network of women’s rights activists and women’s organizations that acts as a forum where women meet to engage in collective activism on issues affecting women and girls in Zimbabwe.
It has been doing notable work in pushing the political participation of women and gender inclusivity in issues of national interest.