Voice of the Voiceless (VoVo) was established in September 2013 with the aim of representing and increasing the visibility of lesbian, bi, trans and queer (LBTQ) issues.
It seeks to demonstrate the intersectionality of women’s struggles in the drive towards the realisation and affirmation of rights for women in their diversity.
Voice of the Voiceless (VoVo) is a feminist collective led and founded by lesbian and bisexual women, and trans and gender diverse people in Bulawayo, Zimbabwe.
Voice of the Voiceless (VoVo) works with and primarily represents LBTQ people in Bulawayo and the Matebeleland provinces. They also work with other like-minded women and human rights organisations/groups and individuals for the purposes of solidarity, alliance building, awareness raising, representation and learning
A safe and inclusive Zimbabwe that embraces sexual and gender diversity and promotes equality for all its people in the affirmation of human rights.
VOVO’s aim’s and objectives
The strategic directions of VOVO:
Amplify and increase the voice and visibility of LBTQI people and communities
Demonstrate intersectionality of women, women’s struggles and connectivity to other movements
Advance, support and promote leadership, representation and participation of LBTQI people at grassroots, local, national, regional and international level
Create and sustain safe spaces for LBTQI people
Reconstruct and rejuvenate the women’s movement in Zimbabwe to make it more inclusive
Document stories and experiences of the LBTQI community for evidence-based advocacy, movement building and historical record
Use models of organising and mobilising that reflect feminist activism