About The Zimbabwe Human Rights Association
The Zimbabwe Human Rights Association (ZimRights) is Zimbabwe’s biggest grassroots movement of ordinary people for human rights. Formed in 1993. For the past 27 years, ZimRights has empowered communities through civic education, legal aid support, psycho-social support and community advocacy strategies to ensure the realisation of basic rights especially for the most marginalised communities.
In this process, ZimRights membership has increased to over 225 000 individual members equipped and empowered to claim their rights. ZimRights is registered as a Private Voluntary Organisation under Zimbabwe’s Private Voluntary Organisations Act. ZimRights operates fours regional offices in Harare, Bulawayo, Mutare and Masvingo. The Head Office is in Harare.
The sole purpose of ZimRights is to ensure that the Zimbabwean citizens are informed about human rights, and are empowered to defend their own rights.
We envision ourselves leading in developing and sustaining a culture of human rights in Zimbabwe.
We pursue our vision through the use of a grassroots based approach in promoting, protecting and defending Human Rights in Zimbabwe through education, information, legal aid and litigation, counselling, lobbying, advocacy and networking.
- Respect for human dignity
- Sensitivity for gender and marginalised groups
- Transparency, accountability and confidentiality
- Impartiality and teamwork
- Non alignment to political parties
- Integrity, Commitment and dedication
The ZimRights Approach rests upon three pillars, which are Grassroot Organising, Community Agenda Setting and Pyramid Engagement.