Magodonga Mahlangu

Magodonga MahlanguMagodonga Mahlangu

Struggling for Political, Civil, Social & Economic Rights in Zimbabwe

Magodonga Mahlangu is a longtime woman human rights defender in Zimbabwe and a founder of Women of Zimbabwe Arise! (WOZA). She has been targeted by the authorities for years, spending many nights in jail, as a result of her human rights work.

Modonga Mahlangu's Testimony at the 2005 Dublin Platform

Front Line Defenders has issued these appeals on behalf of Magodonga Mahlangu:

20 September 2013 - Human rights defenders Ms Jenni Williams, Magodonga Mahlangu and Taurai Nyamanhindi arrested by police during peaceful demonstration

15 February 2013 -Peaceful Valentine's Day protests organised by Women of Zimbabwe Arise violently suppressed by police and several arrests made

11 July 2012 - Zimbabwe: Nine Members of Women of Zimbabwe Arise to face trial for alleged “Criminal Nuisance” following a peaceful protest

25 November 2011 - WOZA, Women of Zimbabwe Arise receive the 2009 Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights Award

12 June 2007 - Continuing harassment of human rights defenders in Zimbabwe

For more information:


World Organization Against Torture - Zimbabwe: Arbitrary arrests of WOZA peaceful demonstrators

RFK Center for Justice & Human Rights - 2009: Magodonga Mahlangu and Women of Zimbabwe Arise (WOZA), Zimbabwe

The Zimbabwean - WOZAs Magodonga Mahlangu on Behind the Headlines

Daily Kos - Magodonga Mahlangu and the women of WOZA