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Africa and the Middle East, Why Women Count

singerMusician Dudu Manhenga grew up in a violent family. For years after she married, Dudu wouldn’t let her husband touch her neck because it brought back nightmares of her father choking her. Today, as singer in popular band Color Blu, she sings about violence and bad relationships, how women can overcome them – and how Zimbabwe today needs more women decision makers if it is to break out of the economic and political crisis that is killing its citizens and crippling development. Over half Zimbabwe’s population are women – but they hold only 12 per cent of political positions.

Production: Media for Development Trust

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