How young women are leading change in attitudes from Zimbabwe’s universities


Evernice and Abiona are two young female trailblazers in Zimbabwe who are paving the way for more young women to lead and empower themselves and others, leading to more gender equality on university campuses and throughout the country.

Students in Zimbabwe celebrate their graduation. Credit: Nataly Reinch/
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When Evernice Munando founded the Female Students Network Trust (FSNT) in 2005, it was almost unheard of for young women to be elected to Zimbabwe’s influential Student Unions, considered to be the training ground for the country’s future political leaders.

Evernice explains that sexual harassment and discrimination are the greatest challenges facing young women at universities in Zimbabwe.

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