AmnesTea for WOZA

On the 22nd February, Penzance Amnesty Group celebrated 10 years of WOZA by hosting an AmnesTea party at the centre in Newlyn.

WOZA was formed in Zimbabwe in 2003 as a women’s civic movement to:

  • Provide women, from all walks of life, with a united voice to speak out on issues affecting their day-to-day lives.
  • Empower female leadership that will lead community involvement in pressing for solutions to the current crisis.
  • Encourage women to stand up for their rights and freedoms.
  • Lobby and advocate on those issues affecting women and their families.

WOZA, the acronym of Women of Zimbabwe Arise, is an Ndebele word meaning ‘come forward’. Now has a countrywide membership of over 75,000 women and men. You can find out more about the group here: WOZA

The event at Newlyn was a real success, there was lots of cake, a film and activites to find out more about WOZA. Thank you to everyone who attended!