Site Archives for Stand Up For Your Child Campaign 2008

Two WOZA members released into lawyer’s custody

The two WOZA members, Trust Moyo and Cynthia Ncube, who have spent the last two nights in police custody, were released into their lawyer’s custody at noon today. They had been taken to court earlier this morning charged with ‘distributing materials likely to cause a breach of the peace’, Section 37 1(b) of the Criminal […]

WOZA take to the streets of Bulawayo to lodge a ‘people’s protest’ and to call on ZEC to release the results of the presidential election forthwith

Having watched and waited to see if anyone would mobilise nonviolent action and having seen none to date, around 800 members of WOZA and MOZA began their rollout of peaceful actions in Bulawayo today. The group started their protest at the provincial court on Herbert Chitepo and Leopold Takawira. They processed for several blocks through […]

Eight WOZA members arrested in Bulawayo for putting up posters encouraging people to vote

Eight members of WOZA were arrested in Pumula this morning whilst putting up posters in the high-density suburb. The group of women were putting up posters encouraging Zimbabweans to stand up for their child and vote in next week’s elections. They were taken to Pumula Police Station and questioned for 30 minutes before being released […]

WOZA take the ‘Stand Up for your Child’ campaign to communities in Harare and Chitungwiza today

Members of WOZA and MOZA held four community-based protests in Harare and Chitungwiza today, taking to the streets of Domboramwari, Glen View, Kuwadzana and Makoni Shopping Centre in Chitungwiza. In Domboramwari, 100 women and men marched from the main water point to the shopping centre, carrying balloons that read ‘Stand Up for Your Child’ and […]

WOZA members beaten in the streets of Bulawayo on International Women’s Day

Over 1,000 members of WOZA and MOZA marched through the streets of Bulawayo today to commemorate International Women’s Day. The peaceful protesters, who were carrying balloons, were met by riot police after four blocks and viciously beaten. Over 50 members received medical attention for injuries caused by the assault. The aim of this march was […]

WOZA continues to urge people to stand up for their children in Harare

Following on from the peaceful street protest in Bulawayo yesterday, members of WOZA and MOZA took to the streets of Harare at lunchtime today, 13th February. Approximately 250 members had gathered to start the peaceful protest in Ruzende Street near Town House when the group was set upon by a truckload of riot police who […]

WOZA urges people to stand up for their children in the streets of Bulawayo today

Hundreds of members of WOZA and MOZA took to the streets of Bulawayo at lunchtime today, 12th February, to mark WOZA’s sixth Valentine’s Campaign. No arrests have been reported as yet. The aim of the peaceful protest was to encourage Zimbabweans to stand up for their children in these times of extreme hardship and as […]