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Petition: Stop the harrassment of women by touts,we are tired of being groped!

Theresa Takafuma
Posted March 12, 2019 from Zimbabwe
Expired on April 30, 2019

Women across the African continent use public transport to reach their desired destination, one of the reasons being that it is what they can afford. In Zimbabwe however, local authorities tend to leave public transport operators using undesignated termini, where touts, commonly referred to as "mahwindi" harass travellers, forcing them into transport of these "mahwindi"' s choice. Women are at the receiving end most of the time because in order for them to instill fear in the women, these touts grope and touch them inappropriately. They threaten to harm them or steal from them if they refuse to board a bus of their choice. They even go to the extent of roughing you up, pushing and shoving you or even steal from you until you board the bus/car of their choice. I have fallen victim to these mahwindi several times, and recently, I had my breast and butt grabbed by these touts on my way to Bulawayo from Harare. Read more and sign on the petition on: http://chng.it/DJ8k42R2

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Please sign the petitition to Zimbabwean police to stop the harrassment of women by touts.
http://chng.it/DJ8k42R2

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Jill Langhus
Mar 12
Mar 12

Hi Theresa,

Great job! Thanks for starting and sharing this petition. I will share it again. Looks like it needs more momentum...

Theresa Takafuma
Mar 15
Mar 15

Thanks for all the support Jill. I hope this gains momentum and stops the harrassment of women.

Jill Langhus
Mar 15
Mar 15

You're very welcome, dear! Me, too, and amen!

Dawn Arteaga
Mar 14
Mar 14

Just signed. Great work!

Theresa Takafuma
Mar 15
Mar 15

Thank you so much. Please share so that many people sign. I really hope the sexual harrassment and gender based violence stops.