Women’s Academy for Leadership and Political Excellence (WALPE) has launched a dummy 2023 gender responsive budget which seeks to put women’s needs at the center of national development.
The launch was attended by parliamentarians drawn from various committees. The budget underscored the need for women to be included in all socio-economic spheres as they are usually left behind.
Among the topical issues raised within the budget, WALPE called on the recognition of Unpaid Care and Domestic Work (UCDW) which is often frowned on.
The lawmakers agreed that it is time that the country moved to recognized UCDW as most women miss out on opportunities while attending to domestic work.
“The challenge with UCDW in Zimbabwe is that no value has been put on it as yet, to enable the country to recognize its contribution to the economy and therefore put in place measures to reduce and redistribute this form of work,” WALPE said.
It propsed that the national budget must set aside funds for national UCDW quantification survey which shall provide accurate statistics in Zimbabwe
Below is the full budget proposal.
.Watch: Parliamentarians discuss the implications of UCDW at the launch of the Gender Responsive Dummy Budget By WALPE