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appeal for strong resolution protecting women human rights defenders


ON THE DRAFT RESOLUTION ON PROTECTING WOMEN HUMAN RIGHTS DEFENDERS We write to you as a group of African human rights defenders from across the continent working at national, regional and international levels. We are following negotiations on the draft resolution on the protection of women human rights defenders currently being advanced in the UN […]

No Magistrate for Magodonga Mahlangu


MAGODONGA Mahlangu, a Women of Zimbabwe Arise (WOZA) leader was to appear in Tredgold Magistrates Court on 25 September 2013 to be formally charged under the Postal and Telecommunications Act Chapter 12:05, two counts under section 88 (c ) ‘making offensive phone calls without reasonable cause for the purpose of causing annoyance, inconvenience or needle […]

Warning to logo thief – stop hiding behind our skirts


It has come to the attention of Women of Zimbabwe Arise (WOZA) members that a flyer is being circulated around Bulawayo which uses, without permission, our logo and contact information, including our website address. We disassociate ourselves from this flyer both in content and in its distribution. This flyer attacks the person of Prime Minister […]

Arrests:2 members missing; 7 denied breakfast


Arrests but 2 women cannot be located at any police station, 7 denied breakfast NINE Bulawayo members were arrested the night of 2nd July 2012 and are being held in custody at 3 different police stations. They were arrested in 2 separate incidents. This is part of the occupy and demand the draft constitution campaign […]

Police raid, take over WOZA members private meeting place


AT ELEVEN am on 10th June 2011, seven or eight men who identified themselves as police officers arrived at the gate of a venue WOZA members use for their internal meetings. They did not produce any search warrant and were extremely aggressive. A lawyer for Human Rights was immediately asked to attend the scene to […]

Police raid, invade WOZA members private meeting place


AT ELEVEN am on 10th June 2011, seven or eight men who identified themselves as police officers arrived at the gate of a venue WOZA members use for their internal meetings. They did not produce any search warrant and were extremely aggressive. A lawyer for Human Rights was immediately asked to attend the scene to […]

A message of solidarity with the people of Burma on the release of Aung San Suu Kyi


Women and Men of Zimbabwe Arise (WOZA) express solidarity with the people of Burma in their ongoing struggle for freedom and participatory democracy. We welcome the release of Aung San Suu Kyi from house arrest. Her personal courage and determination have been an inspiration to us in our own struggle and we celebrate her release […]

WOZA continues its campaign to improve electricity supply – join the campaign


DEMANDING POWER TO THE PEOPLE FROM THE ZIMBABWE ELECTRICITY SUPPLY AUTHORITY (ZESA) Join WOZA’s campaign. Fill out the following timesheet and deliver it to your local ZESA office: ZESA Power Cut Timesheet Women and Men of Zimbabwe Arise (WOZA) members began to deliver protest notes directly to suburban and city ZESA head offices in April […]

ZESA Protest Note


ZIMBABWE ELECTRICITY SUPPLY AUTHORITY (ZESA) I am a power consumer and have been your customer for many years but your service has been getting worse in the last three years. I have run out of patience; your service is no longer empowering anyone but is draining many pockets. I want POWER and deserve to be […]

Nonviolent Action Guidelines


1. We will not harm anyone, and we will not retaliate in reaction to violence. 2. We will be honest and will treat every person with respect, especially law officers. 3. We will express our feelings but will not harbour hatred. 4. We will be alert to people around us and will provide needed assistance. […]