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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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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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CIVIC EDUCATION AND COMMUNITY DEMOCRATISATION

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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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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