Women Under Zimbabwean Law
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This article seeks to establish and appraise the position of women under the law of Zimbabwe. Such a task must start from a consideration of the position of women under the constitution. This is because the constitution embodies the fundamental principles upon which the state is governed, especially in relation to the rights of the subjects of that state. Constitutional rights are often credited with a sacrosanctity and significance which does not accord with the practical realities of life. Consequently, it is often necessary to pierce this veil of mysticism and glorification and temper it with realism. To do this it is necessary to understand what constitutions are, how they come about and what their strengths and limitations are.