Oh the utter relief I had when I visited the link to the Module 4 submissions and discovered I was not the only one with a late submission (HUGE GRIN ON MY FACE RIGHT NOW).
As some of you may be aware, I was gone from Zimbabwe for a while to attend the 51st CEDAW Session and represent Zimbabwean civil society as we presented our shadow report and made oral statements. That went very well and I am happy to say the Concluding Observations were quite impressive. Should they be implemented fully, then women in Zimbabwe are set to have their status improved.
I then took a short vacation to France where I hoped to meet Monica but unfortunately as you may know she is not feeling well and could not meet me. I still managed to seep in the abundance of art, culture and history that France had to offer.
It is no wonder then the huge task of compiling my Module 4 assignment took me so long. I also had problems getting information as the subject was sensitive. This must have been the hardest assignment for me.
So we are almost there and it has been a great ride being with you all.
** Please do not pitch your op-eds to more than one publishing house at a time like I did. It is unethical to do so and I did it out of complete ignorance but just in case you did not know, DON'T DO IT!
Keep well and GOOD LUCK with your Module 5.