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Women’s Coalition of Zimbabwe wins Betty Plewes Award 2010

June 25, 2010

The Women’s Coalition of Zimbabwe was selected, among 10 highly valuable nominations, as the winner of the $15,000 Betty Plewes Fund Award for its engagement on research and policy development on issues of priority to women. Formed in June 1999 The Women’s Coalition is a diverse group of 40 women's rights organizations working to address the aspirations and needs of women and to ensure the full participation of Zimbabwean women in the ongoing constitutional reform and to strengthen activists in raising their voices on critical issues affecting women. In particular, the Coalition is committed to decreasing abuse, particularly physical and sexual abuse through the empowerment of women and girls.  One of the legal gains that the Coalition has been instrumental in achieving for women include the groundbreaking Domestic Violence Act passed in 2007.  Christine Campbell, National Director, External Relations at Canadian Crossroads International received the award on behalf of their partner organization at the CCIC 2010 Annual General Meeting. For more information, click here.




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