Women of Zimbabwe Arise (WOZA) is a Zimbabwean activist group that speaks out about social and economic inequalities and human rights conditions in the country.
Since its formation in 2003, members of women’s rights organisation Women of Zimbabwe Arise (WOZA) have been repeatedly harassed by Zimbabwean authorities for speaking out about social, economic and human rights injustices.
WOZA members have been demonstrating peacefully against social injustice for ten years.
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Punished for peaceful protests
On 7 February 2012, WOZA celebrated its tenth anniversary with a peaceful demonstration in Bulawayo. At the demonstration, WOZA leader Jenni Williams and 13 others were arrested (9 WOZA members, 4 bystanders). According to WOZA, riot police also assaulted demonstrators and members of the public.
Amnesty have provided an Letter template you can complete on their website to send to the Zimbabwean government.
Please write to the Zimbabwean authorities on their behalf.
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