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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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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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