The Ambassador of Sweden to Zimbabwe (His Excellence Lars Ronnås) was one of the distinguished guests during the community sensitization meeting organized by PADARE in Bindura. Communities were urged to address inequalities between men and woman to enable everyone to contribute meaningfully to community development models and come up with community based responses to SRHR issues affecting young people and especially the girl child. Speaking at a family fun day in Chiveso Village in Musana rural, Mashonaland central province, the Swedish Ambassador to Zimbabwe, His Excellence Lars Ronnas said his country (Sweden) and Zimbabwe have similar problems of gender inequalities between men and women.
He urged hundreds of people who had gathered for a family fun day organised by Padare Men’s forum on gender to dialogue on issues that promote gender equality and social justice. Communities cannot afford to keep quiet and do nothing about these inequalities. Highlighting the need for community to focus on the welfare of women, the Ambassador emphasised that women and young people had fewer opportunities to make their voices heard, making it difficult for them to influence their conditions in life. Aptly themed, lets walk in the shoes of our daughters, the event attracted dignitaries such as traditional leaders, religious leaders, elected councillors, youth groups, school teaches, artist, such as musicians, drama groups and government officials and representative of the UN family, just to mention but a few.