When they tell you women are weak just remember this story: to debunk that myth about female weakness, I spoke toJestina Mukoko, who was put through unimaginable torture by the Zimbabwean government but did not quit her work as a human rights defender. She refuses to be pushed out of her country of birthright and says 'they broke my body but not my spirit'.
Jestina Mukoko’s name reverberated around the world when she was abducted on December 3 in 2008. A broadcaster turned human rights activist, Mukoko was abducted in the thick of dawn by Mugabe’s henchmen and held incommunicado for 21 days. After that, she was sent to maximum prison for 68 days on trumped-up charges meant to derail her work with the Zimbabwe Peace Project. Her book, TheAbductionand Trial of Jestina Mukoko, is a reflection and curation of her horrible experience at the hands of the Zimbabwean state agents. On March 10, 2010, she received the International Women of Courage Award from the US Department of State in Washington D.C. She was presented this award by Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and First Lady Michelle Obama.
"(...)I was threatened with extinction. Those were the actual words of this man. He said, you can go extinct and we will bury you around this building and no one will ever know, and I had no doubt that could happen to me and then the next day I hear people digging outside the building and what crosses my mind is, I think that must be my grave."
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