Democracy is about the people, and about governance that responds to the desires of the people.
*by Rumbidzai Trish Chitsa
As a young citizen who grew up to be aware of the power that is embedded in those who are aware of their surroundings, I took it upon myself to search out what "Democracy" really means.
According to the Online Etymology Dictionary, the word democracy partly comes from the word démos which can be translated as for the common people.
It is this definition that opened my eyes to realise that in Zimbabwe there is democracy. This is because theoretically we have a government that was chosen by the common people and all their work is for the common people.
Democracy is about the people, and about governance that responds to the desires of the people. I still believe that us young people have a shot at unleashing democracy and making it a reality for all, only if we start making incremental steps towards this change.
Will this happen? Yes! Our only question should be HOW? But I know that when young people with one purpose of bringing about this democracy arise it will be possible.
*Rumbidzai Trish Chitsa is a 23-year-old female who believes in bringing about change in the lives of women through holistic empowerment. She champions this through the Whole Woman Movement organisations and volunteering in different women and youth organisations.