In 2005, many Rooftops Canada supporters wrote letters protesting evictions in
Zimbabweans still need your support! Evictions are still taking place. Supporters of the “ruling party” are also killing, beating and displacing people, and torching houses.
A few days before the presidential runoff, attacks on Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) supporters became so violent that Morgan Tsvangirai’s opposition party was forced to pull out of the race. Without an opposition, observers from the Southern African Development Community declared the election to be neither free nor fair. The UN Security Council condemned the conduct of the presidential election and G8 leaders called to impose full sanctions on
In the mean time, the Zimbabwean government suspended field operations by all non-government organizations (NGOs). This has increased food insecurity in
We are facing a very difficult time. Price increases of hardly available goods are happening daily, and there is more violence than ever been seen here in
What Can You Do?
1. Increase the pressure!
Help stop forced evictions and other human rights abuses by putting pressure on SADC and African Union governments to take a stronger stand against the regime in
2. Support Rooftops
You can help by donating to Rooftops Canada, dedicating your support to programs in
3. Pass on the information.
Copy and distribute this information update. Help organize an information session. Get your workplace, school, friends and family involved. Click here to preview the Operation Murambatsvina video about the 2005 evictions on YouTube. You can also contact us at email@example.com to receive a free complete version of the 12 minute DVD to show to groups interested in housing rights and humanitarian issues. We can also provide you with a PowerPoint presentation on
4. Stay involved.
Join the Rooftops Canada Facebook Group, sign up for our monthly e-bulletin and keep up to date on the latest news.
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Zimbabwe Update [October 2008}