Women constitute the bulk of the actively involved electoral participators in Zimbabwe and across the world. Despite their commitment in supporting local politicians, their role has not been elevated to more powerful and influential positions in the political space.
''Student activism is a highly conflict-filled terrain with very passionate individuals and groups involved'' said one scholar (Moyo: 2013) in his journal article as he looked at the relationship between politics and student activism. In many parts of the world students protests have been a catalyst for change and in some instances causing the collapse of unpopular regimes. In his paper (Moyo: 2013) concedes that while student activism has been highly associated with social and political change and as a form of affirmative action it has been demonised by governments.
Young Africans have played a pivotal role in the development of the continent despite the limited space and opportunities to develop such relevance. It is this important value that young people have that has made politicians and senior citizens realize that if ever they want to gain relevance they must therefore include youth in every aspect of development.
Education is a critical tool towards the empowerment of women; it is instrumental in the development of a young girl's values and virtues as it cultivates children into mature individuals, individuals capable of planning for their futures and making the right decisions, subsequently leading to the development of their respective nations.
Young people are the backbone of every country’s economy, and because of their energy, immense ambition they are an enormous resource in the global development matrix. However, in Africa and other developing countries young people lack the capacity to bloom and take charge in the development of their respective nations.
Until Zimbabwe actually votes in 2018, the biometric voter registration (BVR) exercise is going to perpetually rear its controversial head. Not least because its about elections and who gets power next year but also because it still regrettably remains little understood