Women have made great economic progress in Zimbabwe thanks to a vital partnership between the government and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP). This video above follows a Zimbabwean woman named Rosemary who was struggling financially after her husband passed away. At the time, it was very difficult for women to purchase land in their own name or perform the higher paying jobs available to men. However, through an economic progress initiative enacted by the government and the UNDP, she was able to enter the gold-prospecting industry along with many other women; all of whom are now enjoying greater equality and an increased standard of living thanks to the program’s focus in economic and legal equality.
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