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22 October 2022 By-Elections Brief

On the 22nd of October 2022, by-elections were held in six Wards; Ward 4 Insiza Rural District Council (RDC), Ward 2 Matobo RDC, Ward 24 of Buhera RDC, Ward 4 Guruve RDC, Ward 18 Mutare Municipality and Ward 6 Takawira RDC.  The vacancies arose following the deaths of Councillors Saimon Chingwidze (ZANU-PF) of Ward 24 Buhera […]
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41 Years Later – The African Charter is Dying

ZimRights Statement on Africa Human Rights Day The Zimbabwe Human Rights Association (ZimRights) joins the African continent and the rest of the world in commemorating the Africa Human Rights Day. The Africa Human Rights Day is observed every year on the 21st of October, inviting the African peoples to reflect on the continent’s human rights […]
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ZimRights statement on the International Day of the Girl Child

GIRLS’ RIGHTS! LET’S TAKE ACTION AND SECURE OUR FUTURE ZimRights statement on the International Day of the Girl Child ZimRights joins the world in commemorating the International Day of the Girl Child. Today marks the 10th anniversary of the commemorations, which are a call to recognise girls’ rights and the unique challenges that they face […]
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August 2022 Human Rights Update

We are excited to be bringing back your favourite monthly human rights round up, brought to you by ZimRights. This is a Monthly Human Rights Newsletter brought to you by the Zimbabwe Human Rights Association. We capture for you all the key human rights developments in Zimbabwe. This edition features our latest resource “𝙒𝙚 𝙗𝙚𝙡𝙞𝙚𝙫𝙚 […]
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Gokwe Kumbuyani Election Brief

Introduction  “The ballot is stronger than the bullet.” Abraham Lincoln On the 27th of August 2022, Gokwe Kabuyuni Constituency had a by-election to elect a new member of parliament following the passing of Hon Leornard Chikomba (ZANU-PF) who died in a car accident in May this year. The by election was won by ZANU PF […]
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Statement commemorating the International Day of Peace

LET US BUILD POSITIVE PEACE IN ZIMBABWE ZimRights joins the rest of the world in commemorating the International Day of Peace, established in 1981 by the United Nations General Assembly and commemorated every 21st of September. This year, the global theme is “End racism. Build peace”. ZimRights understands the threats posed by racism, and any […]
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Believe in Human Rights ZimRights Members’ Handbook

Believe in Human Rights ZimRights Members’ Handbook We Believe in Human Rights ZimRights members’ Handbook was designed for our diverse membership. It is an essential tool that helps in understanding the association, giving the roadmap for the work ahead, the tools that help to achieve greatest impact as human rights defenders, as well as linking […]
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Rights and Traditions

Traditional Leadership, Politics and Human Rights in Zimbabwe This Policy Brief focuses on the role of traditional leaders in political affairs in Zimbabwe. It outlines the legal framework that governs Traditional Leadership in Zimbabwe before unpacking the main functions of traditional leaders recognized in terms of the law. Subsequent sections of the paper zero-in on […]
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Fact Sheet on the Rights to Peace Action Zone

Fact Sheet on the Rights to Peace Action Zone The Zimbabwe Human Rights Association (ZimRights) is Zimbabwe’s first post independence indigenous human rights advocacy group established in 1992 as an association of ordinary people and registered as a PVO in 1993. Over the past 30 years, ZimRights has grown to over 250 000 members across […]
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Make ZEC More Independent and Impartial

MAKE ZEC MORE INDEPENDENT AND IMPARTIAL! ZimRights Statement on the recent appointment of ZEC Commissioners ZimRights registers its displeasure over the recent appointment of Commissioners to the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (ZEC). The President of Zimbabwe, His Excellency Emmerson Mnangagwa, recently appointed six Commissioners in terms of section 238(1)(b) of the Constitution – the President appoints […]
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