Year: 2020

On the occasion of the International Human Rights Day

Press Statement On the occasion of the International Human Rights Day “Youth, Human Rights & Covid 19: Towards a Human Rights-Centred Recovery Plan for Zimbabwe. The Zimbabwe Human Rights Association (ZimRights) joins the rest of the world in commemorating the International Human Rights Day on 10 December 2020. On this day in 1948, the United […]
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On the occasion of the 16 days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence

Press Statement On the occasion of the 16 days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence (GBV) As Zimbabwe joins the rest of the world in commemorating the 16 days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence (GBV) (25 November to 10 December), Zimbabwe Human Rights Association (ZimRights) notes with concern the increase in gender-based violence which was exacerbated […]
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ZimRights condemns GBV against women

ZimRights condemns GBV against women On the 4th of November 2020, the Zimbabwe Human Rights Association (ZimRights) monitoring team together with the ZimRights Manicaland Provincial Vice-Chairperson – Ms Mildred Muzanechita were in Nyamaropa verifying a case of Gender-based violence in Manyengavana village – ward 14 of Mutare South Constituency under Chief Zimunya. ZimRights learnt that […]
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ZimRights Congratulates the American People on the Successful 2020 Election

Press Release: ZimRights Congratulates the American People on the Successful 2020 Election The Zimbabwe Human Rights Association (ZimRights) congratulates the American people on the moment of the 2020 elections that have become another inspiring moment for democracy in the United States and in the world. With historic numbers in participation, the 2020 elections in the […]
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Re-arrest of Journalist Hopewell Chin’ono

Re-arrest of Journalist Hopewell Chin’ono ZimRights has learnt that Journalist Hopewell Chin’ono was arrested again yesterday November 3 2020 for contravening Section 182(1) (a) of the Criminal Law (Codification and Reform) Act Chapter 9:23 or alternatively Contravening Section 182 (1) (b) of the same Act “Contempt of court.” He is also accused of Contravening Section […]
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ZimRights Newsletter Issue 16

ZimRights Newsletter Issue 16 May all the Patriots Stand Up It may have sounded like a joke but the military dispensation is taking this very seriously. From the Patriotic Bill to Amendments to the Criminal Law Code, Zimbabwe is taking steps to punish its citizens who speak about its human rights record to foreign governments […]
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There are no human rights without love

There are no human rights without love: Reflections from Poverty-Ravaged Communities “When I give food to the poor, they call me a saint. When I ask why the poor have no food, they call me a communist.” Hélder Pessoa Câmara “As Zimbabwe’s first post-independence indigenous human rights advocacy group, at ZimRights we take great pride […]
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Three Hurungwe children survive in a suspected arson attack

Three Hurungwe children survive in a suspected arson attack Three children escaped death by a whisker while property worth hundreds of dollars was destroyed after a hut belonging to a ZimRights member and Pastor with Africa Maranatha Faith Ministries, Lloyd Mapfumo caught fire in a suspected case of arson. The incident happened on the 2nd […]
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