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2011 a year of protest and response with excessive force says Amnesty


Women of Zimbabwe Arise (WOZA) congratulate Amnesty International on the launch of their Annual Report under the theme ‘leading from the streets’. WOZA national coordinator is in London, United Kingdom and attended the press conference to launch the report which was launched at the Amnesty headquarters by Secretary General, Salil Shetty. He said,”2011 was a […]

WOZA applaud the constitution drafting team for a good first effort


Women of Zimbabwe Arise (WOZA) applaud the drafting team for the work they have done on the draft of the Constitution and encourage them to swiftly deal with parked issues and submit the draft to the second stakeholder’s conference without further delay. WOZA has continuously engaged its members to debate constitutional issues and in December […]

WOZA Founder Receives French National Order of Merit


On Friday 25th November 2011 at 4:00 pm, WOZA founder and national coordinator Jenni Williams was awarded the French National Order of Merit at a ceremony at the residence of the French Ambassador, Francois Ponge in Harare. The award given by the French President Nicolas Sarkozy on recommendation of the French Embassy, to recognise Williams […]

Two women released in Mutare


Sibongile Matupe and Rose Rukwewo, the two women arrested in Mutare on Wednesday, have finally been unconditionally released. Their lawyer, Mr Nyamaropa of Zimbabwe Lawyers for Human Rights, had managed to get the two women released into his custody last night on the proviso that they would appear in court this morning charged with criminal […]

Two women remain in custody in Mutare; police want to make more arrests


The two women arrested in Mutare yesterday, Sibongile Matupe and Rose Rukwewo, remain in custody at Mutare Central Police Station despite the fact that police have admitted that they have no evidence to charge the two women with participating in a demonstration. They now want to prefer charges of criminal nuisance against the women even […]

Two women arrested in Mutare


Two women, Sibongile Matupe and Rose Rukwewo, an elderly woman, have been arrested in Mutare today following the peaceful protest in that city yesterday. The two women are currently at Mutare Central Police Station and look set to spend the night in custody. It is unclear why they were targeted for arrest or what charge, […]

WOZA and MOZA continue demand for bread and roses in Mutare today


Following on from peaceful protests in Bulawayo and Harare in recent days, 300 members of Women and Men of Zimbabwe Arise marched through central Mutare today. As in the other demonstrations, the peaceful protestors handed out Valentine cards, red roses and abbreviated copies of WOZA’s report on the state of democracy in Zimbabwe. No arrests […]

WOZA and MOZA march in Bulawayo today to demand bread and roses


1,000 members of Women and Men of Zimbabwe Arise marched through central Bulawayo today to the offices of the state-owned Chronicle newspaper. As in the demonstration in Harare on Saturday, the peaceful protestors handed out Valentine cards, red roses and abbreviated copies of WOZA’s report on the state of democracy in Zimbabwe to excited passers-by. […]

WOZA and MOZA march in the streets of Harare today to mark Valentine’s Day


AT noon today 700 members of Women and Men of Zimbabwe Arise marched through central Harare to the offices of the state-owned Herald newspaper, handing out Valentine cards, red roses and abbreviated copies of WOZA’s report on the state of democracy in Zimbabwe. No arrests have been reported at the time of this release. In […]

WOZA release report on state of democracy in Zimbabwe one year after formation of GNU


In 2009, WOZA started discussions on what we think the building blocks of democracy are with over 11,000 members, urban and rural, through workshops and a booklet – Building democracy with WOZA. The objective was to raise awareness that Zimbabwe needs a democratic form of government committed to making sure that all the building blocks […]