Hear Us – Zimbabwean Women Affected by Political Violence Speak Out (Full Version)

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In 2008, political violence erupted throughout Zimbabwe as a result of the contested national elections. Zimbabwean women of all ages, targeted for their political affiliations, were abducted from their workplaces and homes, raped, tortured, and beaten in secret torture centers. It is estimated that from May to July, state-sanctioned groups raped over 2,000 women and girls. The local police have ignored these women's pleas for protection and justice, and national leaders have been equally unresponsive to local and international demands for an end to the violence.

Hear Us features four of these women, who have come forward to demand justice from the Zimbabwean government and the Southern African Development Community. Women like Memory and Abigail, who struggle daily with the physical and psychological scars of their abuse, tell their stories to uncover the enduring effects of this violence on the women of Zimbabwe and their families.

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violence against women

violence against women period is completly unexceptable..................why is it men think that women are there play toys we bring you in this world we nuture you and hold you in our womb , it is we that carry you until your ready for the world so respect the women in your life for with out them you willl cease to exsist


Womens Rights

I work for the nature and the environment for many years .
Constantly at fear of interest groups and Governments. I have noticed, that women are much more nature related than men. Wherever I go destruction is mostly done by men . Thailand , the country I live in in the moment, is no exception. Violence against women is normal here. Unfortunately
Andreas
ZEN Teacher
Samui Island
Thailand



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