Report : Sexual Violence Against Women, Justice and the Right to Protection.

Sexual Violence Against Women, Justice and the Right to Protection.

Considerable documentation is available on the Zimbabwean crisis, written by both local and international organizations, but there is very little written about the women‘s experiences, or the crisis from women‘s perspective. Women have different experiences on the crisis from men and therefore they will have different views on how it should be resolved. In 2009, the Research and Advocacy Unit (RAU) began a campaign to end politically motivated violence against women, which was kick started by a video Hear Us: Women Affected by Political Violence in Zimbabwe Speak Out. This was launched in Harare but has had a global outreach. Subsequently a petition, signed by over 1500 people, was submitted to the International Relations Department of the South African government to investigate violence against women in keeping with the articles of the SADC Protocol on Gender and Development; South Africa was the then Chair of The Southern African Development Community (SADC) as well as the SADC Facilitator on the Zimbabwean crisis

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