Violence against women: How one woman in Zimbabwe decided to take a stand

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    Beatrice Savadye grew up in a poor mining community in northern #Zimbabwe. She experienced #gender #violence at home: her father told her brother to beat her and her sisters up if they misbehaved. But she decided to take a stand and not accept the status quo. Seven years ago, she started a women’s group for Zimbabweans called Roots Africa. It pushes for stronger laws to protect women trapped with abusers from a surge in violence and from HIV infections. She joins us as part of our special coverage to mark the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women.

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