WMG Mini-Course: Our Community with WM Harare

This month Women’s March Global released our fourth of 5 actions to EndVAW (Violence Against Women). In partnership with our network of Global Chapters we are running a mini-course called “Our Community”. Through this mini-course, we are making visible the issues women face in their local communities and emphasising that women’s experiences of violence are not isolated.

Our Global Chapters are sharing their experiences and the grassroots actions they are taking to advance women’s rights. This Webinar platform gives our Chapters the opportunity to showcase the global voice of the movement, engage in dialogue, and share stories across borders and timezones.

As part of the “Our Community” Mini-Course, Women’s March Global was in conversation with Tatenda Natarcia Wachenuka, Chapter Ambassador for Women’s March Harare, Zimbabwe. The conversation shed light on the realities for women in Zimbabwe and the work Women’s March Harare is doing to stand up for “the rights of women who are marginalized and in situations where institutional and social policy do not allow them to fully develop”. In particular, Natarcia addressed the sexual violence faced by women during the government crackdown on protestors in January this year.

“I would encourage our Global Community to keep pushing because we may not see the results we want now, but we need to give hope to the next generations.
Lets make sure by the time the next generation is ready to lead the movement forward, we have more women in parliament, and they should have the spirit of fighting.”
Tatenda Natarcia Wachenuka.

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Maya Hendler is an Intern at Women’s March Global.