Opportunities and Challenges faced by women in the Informal Sector

ZWRCN has noted with concern the harsh conditions that women in cross-border trading have had to endure in trying to make their businesses viable. These conditions have seen an increase in women's rights violations, an unsupportive policy environment, and no freedom to speak out on the challenges that they face in doing their informal businesses. Most women in the informal sector face a myriad of challenges that include physical, emotional, verbal, and in other cases sexual abuse by partners, transporters, border control, and other city authorities.