09 March 2012
On Thursday 8 March, UNIC Harare organized for television reporters and cameramen from the national television network, Zimbabwe Broadcasting Corporation (ZBC), to interview girls living in urban areas on the divide between girls living in urban versus rural areas.
The interviews were part of this year’s commemoration of International Women’s Day, whose theme was “Empower Rural Women in Rural Areas – Eradicate Poverty and Hunger”.
Some of the issues raised in the debate were: rural-based girls should be willing to learn new things; feel empowered and have a strong self esteem and should not feel disadvantaged simply because of where they live. It was agreed that these girls should have better access to technology and engage in projects to end rural poverty.
The interview was screened on ZBC, which is the country’s only broadcasting TV station, on Friday 9th March, in a programme called “My Time Teen Talk” on Channel 2.