Zimbabwe : Women Of Zimbabwe

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WOZA, the acronym of Women of Zimbabwe Arise, is an Ndebele word meaning ‘come forward’. Now with a countrywide membership of over 75,000 women and men, WOZA was formed in 2003 as a women’s civic movement to:

Provide women, from all walks of life, with a united voice to speak out on issues affecting their day-to-day lives.
Empower female leadership that will lead community involvement in pressing for solutions to the current crisis.
Encourage women to stand up for their rights and freedoms.
Lobby and advocate on those issues affecting women and their families.
The WOZA solution - TOUGH LOVE
Based on the principles of strategic nonviolence, through our actions, WOZA creates space to allow Zimbabweans to articulate issues they may be too fearful to raise alone. WOZA has conducted hundreds of protests since 2003 and over 3,000 women and men have spent time in police custody, many more than once and most for 48 hours or more. These frontline human rights defenders are willing to suffer beatings and unbearable conditions in prison cells to exercise their constitutional rights and fundamental freedoms.

WOZA was formed to be a litmus test proving that the power of love can conquer the love of power. ‘Tough Love’ is our secret weapon of mass mobilisation. ‘Tough Love’ is the disciplining love of a parent; women practice it to press for and to bring dignity back to Zimbabweans. Tough Love is a ‘people power’ tool that any community can use to press for better governance and social justice, especially for Zimbabweans. Political leaders in Zimbabwe need some discipline; who better to dish it out than mothers!

Enter the men!
In August 2006, at the WOZA National Assembly, it was resolved to form Men of Zimbabwe Arise (MOZA) and this wing has been growing steadily. Men, mostly youthful, are ‘coming forward’ to join the non-violent struggle for a better Zimbabwe.

WOZA and Social Justice
During 2006, WOZA carried out consultations on social justice across the country. In 284 meetings, almost 10,000 rural and urban people told us what they want in a new Zimbabwe. We wrote down what they said and the result is the People’s Charter.


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WOZA, the acronym of Women of Zimbabwe Arise, is an Ndebele word meaning ‘come forward’. Now with a countrywide membership of over 75,000 women and men, WOZA was formed in 2003 as a women’s civic movement to:

Provide women, from all walks of life, with a united voice to speak out on issues affecting their day-to-day lives.
Empower female leadership that will lead community involvement in pressing for solutions to the current crisis.
Encourage women to stand up for their rights and freedoms.
Lobby and advocate on those issues affecting women and their families.
The WOZA solution - TOUGH LOVE
Based on the principles of strategic nonviolence, through our actions, WOZA creates space to allow Zimbabweans to articulate issues they may be too fearful to raise alone. WOZA has conducted hundreds of protests since 2003 and over 3,000 women and men have spent time in police custody, many more than once and most for 48 hours or more. These frontline human rights defenders are willing to suffer beatings and unbearable conditions in prison cells to exercise their constitutional rights and fundamental freedoms.

WOZA was formed to be a litmus test proving that the power of love can conquer the love of power. ‘Tough Love’ is our secret weapon of mass mobilisation. ‘Tough Love’ is the disciplining love of a parent; women practice it to press for and to bring dignity back to Zimbabweans. Tough Love is a ‘people power’ tool that any community can use to press for better governance and social justice, especially for Zimbabweans. Political leaders in Zimbabwe need some discipline; who better to dish it out than mothers!

Enter the men!
In August 2006, at the WOZA National Assembly, it was resolved to form Men of Zimbabwe Arise (MOZA) and this wing has been growing steadily. Men, mostly youthful, are ‘coming forward’ to join the non-violent struggle for a better Zimbabwe.

WOZA and Social Justice
During 2006, WOZA carried out consultations on social justice across the country. In 284 meetings, almost 10,000 rural and urban people told us what they want in a new Zimbabwe. We wrote down what they said and the result is the People’s Charter.


http://wozazimbabwe.org/

Nice article , Sis..............I wish we had such unity here in the states.

The numbers are astounding.

Again, Thanks.


 

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Accused of assault in S.Africa, Zimbabwe's Grace Mugabe flies home


Fanuel Jongwe with Beatrice Debut in Johannesburg
AFPAugust 20, 2017

... But a spokesman for Zimbabwe's opposition Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) said Mugabe should not be granted immunity, describing her as "a thug and violent person who committed a heinous assault on an innocent young woman" ...
https://www.yahoo.com/news/zimbabwe-first-lady-flies-home-leaving-africa-assault-110157788.html

WOZA, the acronym of Women of Zimbabwe Arise, is an Ndebele word meaning ‘come forward’. Now with a countrywide membership of over 75,000 women and men, WOZA was formed in 2003 as a women’s civic movement to:


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Zimbabwe's First Lady Grace Mugabe

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South African model Gabriella Engels has accused Zimbabwe's First Lady Grace Mugabe of beating her with an electrical extension cable at a Johannesburg hotel (AFP Photo/Phill Magakoe)


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Grace Mugabe gets diplomatic immunity, returns to Zimbabwe

FARAI MUTSAKA
Associated PressAugust 20, 2017

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FILE - In this Dec. 16, 2016, file photo, Zimbabwean first lady Grace Mugabe attends a ruling ZANU PF Party Conference in Masvingo, Zimbabwe. Zimbabwean state media said Sunday, Aug. 20, 2017, the wife of President Robert Mugabe returned home from South Africa despite calls that she be prosecuted for allegedly assaulting a young model at a luxury hotel in Johannesburg. (AP Photo/Tsvangirayi Mukwazhi, File)


https://www.yahoo.com/news/grace-mugabe-returns-zimbabwe-despite-assault-claim-053616945.html


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