Winnet Shamuyarira

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Winnet is a Zimbabwean feminist activist and her activism is informed by her personal experiences. At 18, during her high school leavers’ dinner, Winnet was arrested by police agents along with a friend and she was charged for “loitering for the purposes of prostitution”. Winnet has faced numerous arrests after this incident, and this gave rise to her passion to work with sex workers. She has helped organize and mobilize sex workers in Harare. Winnet's work focuses on women’s bodily autonomy and interrogating power and patriarchy's impact on women's sexual and reproductive rights. Winnet holds an Honours Degree in English and Communications and is currently pursuing a Masters in Sexual and Reproductive Rights with The Centre for Human Rights, University of Pretoria, South Africa. Winnet has worked with The Women’s Trust and Katswe Sistahood. Winnet’s passions are writing, reading and communing with like-minded souls and beings.

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