One of Zimbabwe's best human rights lawyers, Beatrice Mtetwa, has been honoured by Harvard Law School for inspiring change in the world.
She is an honouree of Harvard Law School's list of women inspiring change in the world. This is a celebration of women who are excelling and making a profound impact in areas around law and policy.
The honourees are nominated by Harvard Law School students, faculty or staff. The 6th Annual Harvard Law International Women’s Day Portrait Exhibit highlights women is an important celebration of women who seek to make positive contributions to the world in areas around law and policy.
These honourees are "powerful voices in their respective fields, whether they are sitting on a high court bench, standing in front of a classroom, or marching in the streets."
Among the 2019 Honorees are American politician Ayanna Soyini Pressley and Kenyan lawyer and academic Patricia Kameri-Mbote.
Beatrice Mtetwa is a fierce human rights lawyer determined to fight for justice. As described by Pindula, "Beatrice Tele Mtetwa is a Zimbabwean human rights lawyer. She is known for representing several journalists. In 2014 she was honoured among 10 extraordinary women from 10 countries presented with the US Secretary of State's International Women of Courage Award."
"Mtetwa worked as a prosecutor in Swaziland and in Zimbabwe from 1981 to 1989. She went into private practice in Harare in February 1989. Mtetwa also sits on various commercial boards, including the Zimbabwe Independent and Standard newspapers, the Mail and Guardian Media Group, and Pioneer Africa Corporation (a diversified transport company operating in Zimbabwe, South Africa, Botswana and Uganda)."
She has represented Elias Mudzuri, an opposition politician who was once a mayor for the capital of Zimbabwe, Harare.
You can view the full list here.