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Voices from Community Human Rights Champions

#ZimbabweanLivesMatter Series: What Matters? – Voices from Community Human Rights Champions Introduction From 30 March 2020, when COVID 19 hit Zimbabwe, at ZimRights we started a series called – Their Voices Matter, aimed at documenting community responses to COVID 19. 7 reports were produced in this series. But as the fight against COVID 19 progressed, […]
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Rights in Crisis: COVID-19, Data for Decision Making and Action

Rights in Crisis: COVID-19, Data for Decision Making and Action By Rumbidzai Moyo On 16 July 2020, ZimRights launched a special report ‘Rights in crisis: A Human Rights Analysis of the COVID 19 Pandemic in Zimbabwe’. The report which is the most comprehensive appraisal of the local COVID-19 situation introduces a ‘Pro-future approach’ based on […]
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Bridging the Accountability Gap

Bridging the Accountability Gap: The opportunities that documentation through digital evidence presents for legal accountability and restorative justice in Zimbabwe By Ruwadzano Patience Makumbe Civil society has been the stronghold in effecting paradigm shifts and changes in societal challenges such as inequalities, promotion of human rights including health and access to justice. In executing this […]
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Police brutality – Why the Zim, US outrage is different

Police brutality – Why the Zim, US outrage is different By Dzikamai Bere THE past few weeks have seen unprecedented global outrage at the murder of George Floyd in Minneapolis by a white police officer Derek Chauvin, who knelt on his neck for almost nine minutes while Floyd was handcuffed and lying face down on […]
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COVID-19 and the Rise of Transformative Activism in Zimbabwe

COVID-19 and the Rise of Transformative Activism in Zimbabwe: How Communities Are Innovating to Stay Safe By Onward Ushe Matizha The outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic caught the Zimbabwean government unprepared to tackle this global threat. In some rural communities little was known about what actions were taken as part of the efforts to combat […]
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