Women’s Rights and Gender - Zimbabwe
SGBV Protection and Access to Justice for Girls and Women in Zimbabwe
Mitigating Violence Against Women in Political Spaces
Zimbabwe is a patriarchal society and women in political spaces are particularly vulnerable to physical and sexual abuse. Though women constitute 53% of registered voters, they occupy just 11% of political seats. This is due in part to a hostile environment for women seeking political office. This project seeks to support and provide rehabilitation services to women who are victims of politically motivated and organized violence and torture because of their political views and activities including female voters and politicians.
A key component is achieving legal redress through comprehensive forensic documentation and legal support services. The vision is to increase political participation of women in Zimbabwe by supporting processes that bring perpetrators of politically motivated gender based violence to justice.