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Being a human rights champion trainee

  Following my passion for human rights advocacy work, I applied to intern at ZimRights for the summer. My desire to gain more experience in litigating for human rights and (virtually) immersing myself in another culture is what drove me to apply for the internship. Luckily, I can say that I have achieved both and […]
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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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“Safeguarding the Constitution is Everyone’s Duty”

Today was a special day in history as we joined our hands with Dr. Alex Magaisa, the Zimbabwe Human Rights NGO Forum, WELEAD Trust, Women’s Institute for Leadership and Development (WILD), the Centre for Applied Legal Research (CALR) and Justice for Children to launch what will from now on be known as the Constitutional Law […]
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The democratic fabric at risk

By Kenias Shonhai The constitution of Zimbabwe was enacted in 2013 after a long and winding process. The Government of National Unit (GNU) mooted the idea of a ‘people driven’ constitution in 2009. It therefore took 5 years to come up with the draft constitution which was widely endorsed by the people of Zimbabwe in […]
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IMPLEMENT ZHRC RECOMMENDATIONS ON THE NATIONAL INQUIRY ON ACCESS TO DOCUMENTATION: A CASE OF KUMANYEDA COMMUNITY HARARE

By Rumbidzai Francisca Zengwa Over a hundred people in kuManyeda Shantytown in Glenview, behind Glenview 1, do not have birth certificates. In an interview by NewZimbabwe.Com, the community  indicated that the lack of access to documentation was generational. Children who were abandoned at birth have no birth certificates; mothers who gave birth in their homes […]
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For the people of Chilonga, the right to land remains elusive

By Rutendo Mawere Collusion between government and business has led to the displacement of thousands of people in Zimbabwe over the years. Promises of formal resettlement have been made but the promises have not been kept. Compensation and relocation have remained as just that; promises. Examples in the extractive sector include displacements in Chiyadzwa, Marange […]
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Unpacking the Zimbabwe Independent Complaints Commission Bill

By Kenias Shonhai The Zimbabwe Independent Complaints Commission Bill (ZICC) is an activation of the Constitutional provision which states in Section 210 that: “An Act of Parliament must provide an effective and independent mechanism for receiving and investigating complaints from members of the public about misconduct on the part of members of the security services, […]
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Reflections on the 2020 ZimRights membership drive

By Kenneth Magwada “Those who love peace must learn to organise as effectively as those who love war.”  – Martin Luther King Jnr. ZimRights is the largest movement of grassroots human rights activists in Zimbabwe and is striving to achieve a culture of human rights in Zimbabwe. Zimbabwe has just entered its 41st year of […]
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