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Women's Rights Activists Face Danger in Zimbabwe

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Women's Rights Activists Face Danger in Zimbabwe

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Women's Rights Activists Face Danger in Zimbabwe

Women's Rights Activists Face Danger in Zimbabwe

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A group of women take a stand for women's rights in Zimbabwe. The group is called Women of Zimbabwe, Arise, and they are a thorn in the side of the government.

There are very few journalists in the southern African country of Zimbabwe because the nation's laws severely restrict reporting. One journalist — only known as "Lee" — profiled the group at a protest. The women were beaten and thrown into jail, but they continue their efforts.

Lee herself was detained and beaten in the midst of an illegal protest march in one of the country's major cities. "Lee" talks to Deborah Amos.

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