Women who oppose Robert Mugabe's regime in Zimbabwe are suffering increasing violence and repression
Amnesty International claims that female demonstrators can be subjected to arbitrary arrest, beatings and in some cases torture in police custody.
The human rights group, which interviewed dozens of activists, urged the country's authorities to "stamp out any discrimination against women".
Zimbabwe is in the grip of a severe economic crisis.
Shops are running out of even the most basic items and inflation is approaching 5,000%.
Men live on average for 37 years but life expectancy for women is worse at just 34 years - among the lowest in the world.
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Amnesty International says women suffer most from rights abuses in Zimbabwe