End politically motivated violence against women in Zimbabwe
- Sonke Gender Justice Network
- Closed on
- Zimbabwean Government
In order not to duplicate efforts, we are closing this petition. If you wish to support this cause, please sign the online petition here: http://hub.witness.org/HearUsStandWithUs
In 2008, it is estimated that more than 2000 women of all ages were abducted, raped, tortured, and beaten across Zimbabwe for their political affiliations. Local police have said they don't handle political cases and have ignored these women's pleas for protection and justice. There has also not been any attempt to address these crimes at the national level.
Help ensure that the Zimbabwean government ends politically motivated violence against women, put a stop to impunity for these crimes, and bring the perpetrators to justice as stipulated in both SADC Protocol on Gender and Development and the Zimbabwe Global Political Agreement (GPA).
We, the undersigned, call upon the Zimbabwean government to take urgent action for justice and accountability for the politically motivated crimes committed against women and to ensure that the association between political violence and elections in Zimbabwe does not happen again.
We call on you to:
1) Investigate and prosecute all cases of politically motivated violence against women and bring the perpetrators to justice according to the principles of the Global Political Agreement that created Zimbabwe's Inclusive Government and to SADC's Protocol on Gender and Development.
2) Ensure that women who have experienced violence - as well as their families - receive appropriate assistance including medical and psychosocial support as reiterated by the SADC Protocol on Gender and Development and the Zimbabwean Global Political Agreement.
The End politically motivated violence against women in Zimbabwe petition to Zimbabwean Government was written by Sonke Gender Justice Network and is in the category Gender Rights and Issues at GoPetition.