Zimbabwe Trade Unionist Receives Pilkington Award For Courage

Zimbabwe Congress of Trade Unions Second Vice President Thabitha Khumalo has received one of four Window to the World Awards bestowed by Britain's Women of the Year organization and sponsored by glass products manufacturer Pilkington.

The Window to the World award recognises women who have worked in dangerous and intimidating environments. The trade unionist has been harrassed by police on a number of occasion while working to advance the rights of women and workers.

Action for Southern Africa campaign head Kathryn Liwellyn said Khumalo has faced a particularly difficult time as a Zimbabwean trade unionist.

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Date: 23 October 2006
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