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Zimbabwe government unlawfully jails Linda Masarira, mother of five

Zimbabwe government keeps violating  the rights of women and no one can stop the atrocities. The most urgent and serious case is that of  Linda Masarira , a mother of five children. Her children solely depend on her for survival. The situation of her situation is pathetic and calls for urgent intervention.
Below is a brief about Linda and an account given on her by Dr Patson Dzamara. Please note this case will be updated as more updates come. Also we will share details on how people can support her directly. Her situation is dire
Profile of Linda Masarira
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Dr Patson Dzamara brief on what happened to Linda

Let me also take this opportunity to give clarity on something I feel is critical and for us to really know the dynamics involved. After my numerous posts about her, I received a lot of enquiries as to what has prolonged her incarceration and I wish to set the record straight .
The fact that Lynda is a political prisoner is incontestable. She is not a criminal and she must not be behind bars.

However, there is fine line between the legality and illegality of her detention. Let’s start with the illegal dimension. Her detention can be deemed illegal because she didn’t appear before a court within 48 hours of her arrest and that’s illegal according to our constitution. We are hoping to secure her release on that premise.

13775422_10154279485987954_5587711385565404356_nOn the other hand, like I stated before, Lynda absconded a court appearance for a previous case after we were beaten by riot police at the Africa Unity Square on the 20th of June. She was injured just like most of us and so she couldn’t travel to Mutare for her court appearance.

Those who appreciate the law would know that absconding a court appearance is a good enough reason to be denied bail for another case. So it’s not that the lawyers are incompetent or that we are neglecting a comrade.

After all is said and done, we appreciate the fact that all cases against Lynda are politically motivated and obviously spurious. As such our solidarity is necessary.

Let’s stand together as one tomorrow and send a clear message to this failed regime that we won’t ever allow a wounded soldier to die. Also remember that we stick to peaceful non-violent means in whatever we do.

Bring your flags tomorrow, 8.30am at Mbare Magistrate Courts.

Aluta continua…

Dr. Patson Dzamara

Press Release: European Sustainability Academy 3rd Annual Women Empowerment Summit-Greece

Please Note: Girl Child Network Worldwide shares this press release in solidarity with European Sustainability Academy where its Chief Executive Officer will be a speaker.
European Sustainability Academy (ESA) to host leading UK Business Woman, Rachel Elnaugh of Dragon’s Den (the influential business oriented BBC TV series) at the 3rd Annual Women Empowerment Conference and WISE Gala Dinner and Graduation to support Sustainable Entrepreneurship in Greece


The European Sustainability Academy marks the successful end of the EU-Funded WISE (Women Innovators in Sustainable Enterprise) program, with the 3rd Women Empowerment Conference in Drapanos, Chania on the 25th and 26th of September 2015. With a high profile international guest list, including Dragon’s Den Star and serial Entrepreneur Rachel Elnaugh, ESA visiting African Princess Muzvare Betty Makoni among other special guests to be announced. This conference will be a milestone for the entrepreneurial agenda in Crete, and beyond.
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The event grasps firmly on sustainable business and Rachel will share her insightful knowledge with WISE participants, as they pitch innovative business ideas to a panel of experienced and influential business leaders.
Against the backdrop of the economic crisis in Greece, and its sheer need for business development and job growth, Founder of ESA Sharon Jackson, is determined to provide inspiration and international business support to the local community and economy in manifold ways, and the WE series of conferences is one of them. The goal is for it to evolve into a platform on which business-boosting and innovation initiatives for both men and women entrepreneurs will be built and launched, as to also attract international business leaders, academics and promote sustainable tourism in Crete.

As Sharon Jackson said of the event, “We are delighted to be hosting Rachel Elnaugh at ESA to celebrate women in entrepreneurship. It is well documented that women entrepreneurs can be effective drivers for economic growth. We aim to inspire Greek women to overcome barriers to creating and sustaining business, and feel this is a great way to mark the graduation of our WISE women as they commit to their entrepreneurial journey, pioneering business leadership locally.”
The programme will include:
25th September 2015
Lunch and Conference Workshops on Business Skills
Evening event: Dragon’s Den-style event for WISE participants
26th September
WISE Gala Dinner and Graduation Ceremony
Early booking is strongly recommended as this is likely to be a sell-out event. You will have the opportunity to meet and network with influential business leaders, in a rare and informal setting, at the European Sustainability Academy.
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Tickets will be available at Go to Eventbrite link here

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About ESA:
The European Sustainability Academy is the realization of the vision of Sharon Jackson, inspired by her experiences of running sustainable business leadership programs in areas of breathtaking natural beauty such as Tasmania, Australia and Chamonix in the French Alps.

ESA provides training and development programs for business managers, owners and organizational leaders to learn about sustainable business and Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR). It is also a superb venue for corporate retreats – especially those with a view to bringing a sustainable perspective to their agenda.
The ESA teaching philosophy is one of ‘applied sustainability’. That involves bringing the best academic research to inform practical business action. With a strong emphasis on action learning, all ESA management and leadership programs are designed to be highly stimulating for participants.
About WISE

WISE is a game-changing learning and development program for 60 women across Greece, Spain and Croatia. The WISE project is partly funded by the EU Life-long learning program and its main partners are ESADE Business School -Spain, HUB Zagreb – Croatia and ESA Greece. The participants (60 women from 3 countries /20 from each) have attended a series of virtual meetings and webinars and created a strong, supportive on- line community on Facebook, via which they share news, acquire new knowledge and exchange business ideas. The vision of a WISE woman is to be a ‘conscious, confident person who has the clarity, community and courage to identify and seize entrepreneurial opportunities to make impact and bring about positive change’.

Contacts/info:

Sharon Jackson: Sharon.Jackson@Eurosustainability.org (;)
Katerina Kapernarakou: aikape@gmail.com, 0030-697402904 (;)
Yannis Maleganos: John.Maleganos@eurosustainability.org(;)

ESA facebook: www.facebook.com/European.Sustainability.Academy

WISE web: www.wise4women.eu

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