"My Rights. My Struggle." Art ExhibitThe "My Rights. My Struggle." exhibition is a testament to the extraordinary bravery and determination of ordinary Zimbabweans defending their rights. Originating in South Africa in 2008 and visiting several African countries, the exhibition compellingly illustrates the continuing need for action in Zimbabwe.
Amnesty International first brought this photo exhibition to the United States in early 2009 and is now available on line. Listen as human rights defenders describe in audio interviews the challenges they confront. Hear what keeps them motivated in the face of such adversity. Allow their voices to inspire you to speak out as well for an end to human rights abuses in Zimbabwe.
Human rights defenders and political activists have been arrested, unlawfully detained, harassed, tortured or even killed for exercising their rights to peaceful protest, freedom of assembly, and association. This repression continues, notwithstanding an agreement by the ruling party to share governance with the political opposition. Many courageous men and women have decided to stand up and defend their human rights and the rights of their communities and families. They come from all sectors of Zimbabwean society, but are joined by the convictions that they must act. They must speak out. They must demand that their rights be respected. We invite you to share their stories.
This exhibit was designed by Turning Tide Design Studio.