Electing to Rape
Zimbabwe's 2008 Elections Featured Systematic Rape
African Governments Should Hold Perpetrators Accountable
December 10, 2009 (Johannesburg) — "The evidence is incontrovertible: Mugabe believes he can sanction rape without fear of
consequences. Zimbabwe is perhaps the greatest test for ending impunity,” said Stephen Lewis, co-director of AIDS-Free World.
More than 70 women told their stories for this report. Each account was
gripping and horrifying, and we are grateful to the survivors for their
Because of the continuing danger, the identities of the two women in these brief clips have been hidden.
Watch the video interviews with survivors.