JOANAH MAMOMBE, NETSAI MAROVA, AND CECILLIA CHIMBIRI / ZIMBABWE
ABDUCTED, BEATEN, SEXUALLY ASSAULTED, AND JAILED FOR PROTESTING
Joanah, Netsai and Cecillia have a lot of things in common: they love playing board games, watching Netflix and are passionate about politics. Sadly, they also share horrific memories of a terrible attack. On May 13, 2020, after leading an anti-government protest, the women were arrested and then abducted and allegedly tortured, including by sexual assault. The women have been charged with faking their own ordeal and face years in jail.