SOLIDARITY FAST FOR ZIMBABWE
The movement for democracy in Zimbabwe has just raised the stakes: hundreds of activists in Southern Africa, including Desmond Tutu, have begun a rolling hunger strike to press for justice. This regional demonstration of commitment is putting real and growing pressure on leaders to demand a fair settlement in Zimbabwe.|
Zimbabwe has descended to an almost unimaginable state of desperation. Most of Zimbabwe's 11 million people eat one meal a day—or less. But as pressure rises at home, in the region, and around the world, Mugabe's grip on power may be slipping. Click below and join the one day global solidarity fast -(from sun up to sun down)- the more of us that fast the stronger the call for justice and democracy. Watch Kumi Naidoo's video appeal - he will deliver our global message of solidarity to African heads of state gathering in Ethiopia on Sunday, 1 February!
We, the undersigned, pledge to fast for a day in solidarity with the Zimbabwean people. We call on leaders throughout Africa—and the world—to act now to decisively support their struggle for justice, democracy, and survival.
Pledge to join the fast!
39,627 have pledged to fast for Zimbabwe. Update, 29 January 2009: initial goal of 10,000 reached in 18 hours! Help us reach our new goal of 35,000
When considering a fast, please be mindful of your health. If you are pregnant, living with a serious illness, or have any concerns, please consult your doctor before going without food.
To see messages from participants in the fast—and a global map of where people are fasting—click here.