Legal Monitor: Women Human Rights Defenders Edition


From fighting for improved service delivery to confronting institutionalised anti-impunity, risking jail to protect and promote civic and political rights and challenging oppressive traditional practices, women in Zimbabwe are defying the odds. They are asserting their leadership in a country where the devastating economic and political effects of corona virus (COVID-19) are taking a toll on many people.

Defying patriarchy, standing up for her rights

A widow in Plumtree resisted attempts by the local traditional and political leadership to evict her from her homestead and used the law to assert her rights.

From victims to champions

Following the intervention of two Harare women, the High Court ordered Harare City Council to open clinics whose closure had put the lives of more than two million residents.

Women HRDs take lead as govt uses pandemic to crush political rights

As millions across the world celebrated International Women’s Day, political activists Netsai Marova, Cecillia Chimbiri and Hon.Joana Mamombe were languishing in prison.

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Source: ZLHR

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