On the International Women’s day, campaigners from Africa Contact walked the streets of Copenhagen. Armed with tape and cameras the campaigners called upon Danish politicians and citizens to make a strong statement against political violence and show their solidarity to women in Zimbabwe.
To symbolise how political violence is used to silence women’s political voices, supporters covered their mouths with black tape and had their pictures taken.
Over 200 people, including several leading Danish politicians, participated in the event and had their pictures published on Facebook.
‘I’m very supportive of this event taking place in front of the Danish Parliament. I think it is very important that we make the Danish public aware of the violence and rape against women in Zimbabwe. I think we should fight all attempts at trying to misuse women for political purposes. So let’s speak up and speak up loud for the Zimbabwean women”, said the Danish minister of Foreign Affairs Lene Espersen after she had her picture taken.
Follow the campaign on the Facebook fanpage ‘Stop Politisk vold mod kvinder i Zimbabwe’.