Skills enhancement workshop for female artists

Music Crossroads Zimbabwe
Describe the main features of the policy/measure: 

This is a deliberate attempt in all spheres of the music sector to mainstream gender equity where placements occur. This measure serves to explore the equal capacities of men and women in the creative industries regardless of sex, particularly in music. Whilst females consist of the majority population in Zimbabwe at 50,3% against 49,7% Zimbabwe still find that females are relegated to deputy, assistant and for music most popularly dancing and backing vocalist roles in bands as a result of patriarchal attitudes in the society. There is need for continuous efforts to mainstream gender in all strata of the music industry

What are the results achieved so far through the implementation of the policy/measure?: 

Increasingly, female led bands are increasing while in some instances all female bands are being formed as well. This activity also inspired the establishment of the Women's Desk at the Zimbabwe Union of Musicians which has served to look out for the interests and empowerment initiatives for female musicians across the country.

Partner(s) engaged in the implementation of the measure: 
Name of partnerType of entity
Zimbabwe Union of Musicians
Civil Society Organization (CSO)
National Arts Council of Zimbabwe
Public Sector
Creative Arts Union
Civil Society Organization (CSO)
Has the implementation of the policy/measure been evaluated?: