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Zimbabwe's Elections 2013 - Index of Articles
for Peace Zimbabwe campaign
July 09, 2013
and Young Voices Network launched the "Voices for Peace"
Zimbabwe Campaign on the 25th of June 2013. The campaign aims to
prevent the political violence that has plagued the country during
past elections. The hope is that by uniting Zimbabweans in a call
for peace, people will break through the climate of fear and refuse
to participate in violence, while political actors will listen to
the people, and ensure the election
is carried out peacefully, without fear or voter intimidation.
In order to
bring together Zimbabweans across the entire country, the campaign
uses a combination of communications technology channels. The campaign
utilizes a variety of online social media spaces, but also combines
these resources with radio, print and mobile phone technology. Beyond
Violence and Young Voices Network noted the effect that online social
media is having on this elections, promoting a freedom of opinion
never seen before and providing a platform for more transparency
in the political process.
To sign the
petition Zimbabweans and citizens of the world can make a free phone
call and their voice will be added to the campaign or alternatively
send a text message in support of the "Voices for Peace"
campaign. With free phone calls to sign the petition, every Zimbabwean
and citizen of the world in possession of a mobile phone is able
to make their voices heard. Beyond violence and Young Voices Network
believe that this is an important part of politically empowering
the entire populace as every sphere of society can be involved.
affirms that in order for the constitution's
reforms to be effective, political actors need to be accountable
to the will of the people and respect the rule of law. With reports
of intimidation already coming through from the primary elections.
Beyond Violence and Young Voices Network, stress that this is a
crucial time for joining voices to show perpetrators that violence
will not be tolerated. We are at a critical moment where we are
able to end the culture of political violence. The question is:
Will Zimbabweans unite in demanding the peace they deserve?
Network believes that by combining local and international pressure,
supporters can end violence in Zimbabwe. Feedback from the petition
has already started coming with campaign supporters stating that
as Zimbabweans we need to strongly voice against the torture of
fellow Zimbabweans. Beyond Violence and Young Voices Network urge
everyone to join them by signing their petition and following campaign
Sign this petition
and join the movement! Make a free phone call or send a text message
(STD rates apply)
+263 77 15 75 001 +263 73 93 25 251
+263 77 15 75 004 +263 73 93 25 252
Visit our sites
and add your voice for peace.
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