||While laws exist to protect the economic rights of women in Zimbabwe, they are frequently
undermined by discriminatory practices, customary law and lack of implementation.
In politics, it should be noted that there is a relatively high proportion of females
in Parliament. However, women and girls are also disproportionately affected by fragile
basic service provision and crumbling infrastructure. The Department for International
Development’s programme in Zimbabwe continues to support progress on issues affecting
women through work on economic and political empowerment, water and sanitation, health
and education and skills development.