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Alert: ZimRights challenges duty bearers on failing to protect and Uphold the Constitution

The Zimbabwe Human Rights Association on 21 May, 2021, filed a Constitutional Application seeking to have the Constitution of Zimbabwe Amendment (No.2) Act of 2021 declared invalid. ZimRights argues that the Parliament of Zimbabwe failed to follow several procedural provisions in seeking to amend the constitution including the failure to facilitate adequate public involvement in […]
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June 2021 Human Rights Update

Our June 2021 edition of the ZimRights News is now out. The newsletter covers the key human rights developments in the country during the month of June. The Update features the Open Up:Handbook on Women,Human Rights and leadership , an essential resource for all women human rights defenders. It also  carries the voice of a […]
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Ongoing Demolitions destroying Livelihoods

The Zimbabwe Human Rights Association, (ZimRights) is concerned with the ongoing demolitions that are destroying the livelihoods of citizens by Harare City Council aided by the Zimbabwe Republic Police (ZRP).   Council started the demolitions Mbare on 19 June 2021 and on 29 June 2021 they moved to Glenview 8 home Industry. While City Council […]
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OPEN UP: HANDBOOK ON WOMEN, HUMAN RIGHTS AND LEADERSHIP

On 2 June 2021, ZimRights launched  the OPEN UP: HANDBOOK ON WOMEN, HUMAN RIGHTS AND LEADERSHIP . We believe it is an essential resource for all women human rights defenders who seek to go beyond mere participation but to lead the human rights discourse.   Download the report here OPEN UP HANDBOOK ON WOMEN, HUMAN RIGHTS […]
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Stop Torture, Bring Healing

Hello cdes. It was the desire to ensure that Rural teachers work for a living wage that resulted in my arrest. Who would have thought that simply asking for a living wage 40 years after Independence would be a crime? Yes, simply asking my employer, that as a teacher, I get paid a wage which […]
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Statement on the International Day in Support of Victims of Torture.

The Zimbabwe Human Rights Associations (ZimRights) joins the rest of the world and the local human rights community in commemorating the International Day in Support of Victims of Torture under the theme “Fostering civic space to obtain redress and accountability for victims of torture.” Internationally, torture is regarded as a heinous crime against humanity. Article […]
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ZimRights Welcomes Two Experts to its Management Committee

The Zimbabwe Human Rights Association (ZimRights) is excited to announce the appointment of two technical experts to its Management Committee with effect from 3 June 2021. The two experts are Ms. Nosimilio Chanaiwa and Mr. Jade Takudzwa Tsokodai. The appointment of the two experts is part of the ZimRights Transition Strategy that was adopted by […]
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Statement on Harare City Council Demolitions

The Zimbabwe Human Rights Association, (ZimRights) is deeply disturbed by the destruction of peoples only sources of livelihoods by the Harare City Council aided by the Zimbabwe Republic police. Council started the demolitions on Saturday June 19 2021 in Mbare. While City Council claims the structures are illegal, the manner of the demolitions is inhumane […]
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Statement on Access to National Registration Documents.

The Zimbabwe Human Rights Association is concerned with the access to National Registration documents in the country. Access to documentation is a key human right upon which the enjoyment of other human rights is based. Without identity documentation, people are deprived of their human rights. Section 35 of the Zimbabwean Constitution guarantees citizenship. It is […]
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Statement on Day of the African Child

The Zimbabwe Human Rights Association (ZimRights), joins the African Continent in commemorating the Day of the African Child. The DAC, celebrated on the 16th of June since 1991, is in honour of thousands of black students massacred during peaceful protests about the inferior quality of their education and to demand their right to be taught […]
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