International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)
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Doctoral Thesis | Social Science | Zimbabwe | Volume 12 Issue 7, July 2023

Hindrances to Gender Parity between Men and Women in Political and Economic Leadership: A Zimbabwe Case Study in Harare Metropolitan Province

Nyasha Chimboza

Abstract: This study was apprehended by gender inequalities happening in political and economic leadership. Gender inequality is a persuasive issue of concern globally. Beside advocacy and national frameworks for equality, women are still alienated from political and economic leadership. The case study was done in Harare Metropolitan Province, Zimbabwe. The study has adopted liberal feminism theory that postulates thatmen and women should not be treated differently when opportunities arise. The study was anchored on qualitative research methods which is interpretative in nature. Ground work was done and data were gathered. Participants were guaranteed confidentiality to the evidence provided. The study instruments were interviews, films, a focus group and participant observation. Data was analysed using thematic analysis. Key findings were that most women are frustrated of waiting for promotional grading into leadership. Most women have decided to become cross borders. Some women are asked to exchange sex for a promotion and re - grading to a higher post. Women gets frustrated and decide to look for other means for survival to cater for their needs and family. Furthermore, the study revealed that men have higher qualifications than women at academic level. There is therefore need to educate women about gender inequality issues at an early stage as they grow up. Present policies should also have follow - ups to make sure that they are being applied accordingly.

Keywords: Gender disparity, gender imbalance, gender awareness, gender mainstreaming and gender equity

Edition: Volume 12 Issue 7, July 2023,

Pages: 873 - 877

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