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Dr. Alex Magaisa Wall of Memory

Dr. Alex Magaisa Wall of Memory 1975 – 2022 In the morning of 5 June 2022, a dark cloud engulfed the nation. Zimbabwe’s most dedicated and patriotic public intellectual. Dr. Alex Magaisa took his last breath, leaving behind a rich legacy of fighting for human rights and democracy.  He is a true hero. As the […]
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Statement on the Pomona WasteGate Scandal

On 22 May 2022, the media broke the news of what has become known as the Pomona Waste Gate Scandal in which massive corruption is alleged in the awarding of a waste processing contract to an Albanian company Geogenix BV. It is alleged that the company is now charging the Harare City Council USD40 000 […]
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ZimRights’ statement commemorating Africa Day 2022

ZimRights joins the nation and the African continent in commemorating Africa Day. The Day, commemorated every 25th of May seeks to acknowledge successes and to encourage the progress that Africa has made under a specific theme while reflecting upon the common challenges that the continent faces in a global environment.  This year, the day is […]
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Bringing Down the Towers of Oppression

Putting Youth at the Centre of Transitional Justice in Southern Africa By Dzikamai Bere On the 12th of May 2022, I was privileged to deliver the key note address at the Regional Symposium to Foster the Domestication of The African Union (AU) Transitional Justice Policy (AUTJP) in the SADC Region. The Symposium was hosted by […]
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Take Action Against Biases That Affect Women
Zimrights Statement On International Women’s Day

ZimRights joins the rest of the world in commemorating International Women’s Day. This is a day that we observe and celebrate the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women while calling for and taking action towards gender parity. This year, the day is being commemorated under the theme #BreakTheBias. This year, the International Women’s […]
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Zimrights Decries The Disruption Of Political Rallies By The State And Alleged Ruling Party Activists

On the 26th and 27th of February 2022, the Zimbabwe Human Rights Association (ZimRights) observed cases of disruption of political party rallies that were convened by the Citizens Coalition for Change (CCC) political party in Gokwe and Kwekwe respectively. On Saturday 26 February 2022 ZimRights witnessed members of the Zimbabwe Republic Police violently dispersing supporters […]
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CIVIC EDUCATION AND COMMUNITY DEMOCRATISATION By Kenias Shonhai Civic education (also known as citizen education or democracy education) can be broadly defined as the provision of information and learning experiences to equip and empower citizens to participate in democratic processes. Civic education if properly executed can achieve a number of goals both intended and unintended. Interestingly, […]
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FACT SHEET: Community Human Rights Monitoring Model

Introduction The Zimbabwe Human Rights Association (ZimRights) is Zimbabwe’s first post-independence indigenous human rights advocacy group, an association of ordinary people coming together to advance a culture of respect for human rights. ZimRights has adopted the approach to advance a culture of respect for human rights by empowering citizens to monitor human rights violations in […]
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Embracing Peace as a Right for all Zimbabweans

Zimbabwe Human Rights Association (ZimRights) joins the rest of the world in commemorating the International Day of Peace which was established in 1981 by the United Nations General Assembly. In 2001, the General Assembly unanimously voted to designate the Day as a period of non-violence and cease-fire. This year’s commemorations that are running under the […]
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ZimRights calls on government to uphold tenets of democracy

The International Day of Democracy is marked on   September 15, every year, as established by the UN General Assembly in 2007. It aims to encourage Governments to strengthen national programmes devoted to the promotion and consolidation of democracy. This year, the day is being marked under the theme, “Strengthening democratic resilience in the face of […]
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