African Activists Fight Violence Against Women One Law At a Time

In southern Africa, female activists are pushing for legal and societal change to protect women from domestic abuse

Johannesburg – As a young girl growing up in northern Zimbabwe’s mining community of Mashonaland, Beatrice Savadye watched as her friends were forced into child marriages and early motherhood while many became sick with HIV.

Wanting a different life for herself and other girls, Savadye started the Zimbabwean women’s movement Roots Africa seven years ago fighting for, among many…

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