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There are no human rights without love

There are no human rights without love: Reflections from Poverty-Ravaged Communities “When I give food to the poor, they call me a saint. When I ask why the poor have no food, they call me a communist.” Hélder Pessoa Câmara “As Zimbabwe’s first post-independence indigenous human rights advocacy group, at ZimRights we take great pride […]
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“Youth Bill of Rights”: A Call to Lead Transformation

“Youth Bill of Rights”: A Call to Lead Transformation ZimRights National Director Calls Young People to Lead Today On Friday, (09 October 2020), our National Director Dzikamai Bere, at the invitation of Silveira House and the Catholic Commission for Justice and Peace (CCJP) spoke to a group of vibrant young people about the ‘Youth Bill […]
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Devolution: Inclusive Governance and Economic Transformation

Devolution: Inclusive Governance and Economic Transformation Deliberations with Mr. Patrick Karanja on the impact of Devolution to inclusive governance and whether it leads to economic transformation. “Devolution is different from Delegation.” We have just concluded the Third Episode of the Devolution Series focusing on Inclusive Governance and Economic Transformation looking at Kenya, which is in […]
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Devolution: Reconfiguration of Power for the People

Devolution: Reconfiguration of Power for the People Reflections with Prof. T. Murithi on the Peace Potential of Devolution in Practice. “Beware of devolution lite.” By Dzikamai Bere We have just concluded the Second Episode of the Devolution Series focusing on the Peace Potential of Devolution in Practice. Our guest was a good friend and learned […]
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Have the Police become a law unto themselves?

Sir Robert Peel once said, “the police are the public and the public are the police”. This statement reflects the dual role the members of the public police hold in our communities. The Zimbabwe Republic Police are faced with tough moral decisions on a day-to-day basis to respect the rights of citizens or of the […]
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#ZimbabweanLivesMatter Series

What Matters? – Voices from Community Human Rights Champions The former Ugandan President Idi Amin Dada Ouemee is famous for the phrase, ‘Here in Uganda there is freedom of speech, but I cannot guarantee you freedom after speech’. By this, he meant that even though the constitution and the law might provide for freedom of […]
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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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