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Access to basic education is still a pipe dream

18 years later, access to basic education is still a pipe dream for many Hopley children “It is now common to see children of school-going age not going to school. It’s as if, as a country, we have normalised young people not going to school…” – Hopley resident Hope for access to primary school education […]
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Open Up: Two Years Later

Open Up: Two Years Later – Taking Stock of ZimRights Women Empowerment Drive By Dzikamai Bere On 8 March we commemorate International Women’s Day. At ZimRights we take this moment to salute all women activists who drive the struggle for human rights. In commemoration of this important day, we reflect on the just ended ZimRights […]
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Statement on National Youth Day

Take wholesome approach to address issues that affect youths today! Statement on National Youth Day The Zimbabwe Human Rights Association (ZimRights) joins the Zimbabwean nation in commemorating the Robert Mugabe National Youth Day. This year marks the fifth year of the commemorations, which honour the late former President of Zimbabwe Robert Mugabe, while focusing on […]
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ZimRights Newsletter January 2023

ZimRights Newsletter January 2023 Our January Newsletter is here. Packed with human rights news, campaign updates and new resources. In this edition, we give you highlights of the developing human rights issues, the rising incidences of political violence, and the developments in the Parliament, among others. We feature a brand-new resource titled, “Elections and Democracy […]
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The Action Zone Framework

ZimRights Action Zone Framework “The great aim of education is not knowledge, but action.” Herbert Spencer. Under ZimRights’ New Strategy – Shifting Power to the People, ZimRights has adopted the Action Zone Framework. This framework is a new design for decades-old grassroots-organising wisdom that ZimRights is known for. It is based on the premise that […]
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The Assassination of Thulani Rudolf Maseko

The safety of Southern African Human Rights Defenders is under threat! Statement on the Assassination of Thulani Rudolf Maseko ZimRights learnt with shock and sadness of the assassination of Eswatini Human Rights Defender Thulani Rudolf Maseko. He was gunned down at close range in the presence of his family at his home on the 21st […]
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Why Must We Celebrate Human Rights Defenders?

Why Must We Celebrate Human Rights Defenders? By Dzikamai Bere From 28 to 30 November 2022,  I had the great privilege of representing ZimRights at the Southern Africa Human Rights Defenders Summit that was held in Lusaka under the theme, A Journey to Sustainability: Protecting Civic Space Through Strengthening Institutions for and Networks of Environmental […]
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ZimRights Celebrates 30 Years of Grassroots Organising

Foundation Stone for a New Multifunctional Human Rights Village Laid New Handbook and Manual Launched On Thursday, 17 November 2022, the Zimbabwe Human Rights Association (ZimRights) celebrated its 30th anniversary since its establishment in 1992 as Zimbabwe’s first post-independence indigenous human rights advocacy group. The commemorations were held at ZimRights House through a number of […]
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Elections and Democracy in Zimbabwe

A citizen guide to building a culture of effective participation in election and democratic processes. This guide supports Zimbabwean citizens in consolidating culture of human rights and enhancing citizen roles in elections and democratic processes. ZimRights believes that citizens play an important role in strengthening and growing a culture of democratic participation. ZimRights offers this […]
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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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