Newsletters

February 2021 Human Rights Update

Our February 2021 edition of the ZimRights News is now out. The newsletter covers the key human rights developments in the country during the month of February. In the edition we announce the opening of the ZimRights Exhibitions at ZimRights House and inviting all those who care about promoting and protecting human rights. We feature […]
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ZimRights Newsletter Issue 17

January 2021 Human Rights Update We are glad to announce that our January 2021 edition of the ZimRights News is now out. The newsletter covers the key human rights developments in the country. It covers our 2020 Impact Report, January 2021 human rights highlights, information about our upcoming Right to Peace Global Summit, a brand […]
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ZimRights Newsletter Issue 16

ZimRights Newsletter Issue 16 May all the Patriots Stand Up It may have sounded like a joke but the military dispensation is taking this very seriously. From the Patriotic Bill to Amendments to the Criminal Law Code, Zimbabwe is taking steps to punish its citizens who speak about its human rights record to foreign governments […]
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ZimRights Newsletter Issue 15

ZimRights Newsletter Issue 15 Prison Horror: Following the release of Godfrey Kurauone, Hopewell Chin’ono, Jacob Ngarivhume and Job Sikhala, the four have told horror stories of prison life. “It is meant for animals,” said Godfrey. “It is meant to break you,” said Jacob. They spoke about overcrowding, lack of ablution facilities, poor sanitation, and non-existent […]
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ZimRights Newsletter Issue 12

ZimRights Newsletter Issue 12 Last week saw a frightening increase in human rights violations as the state moved to crush the July 31 protests. ZANU PF officials and government ministers took turns to hold press conferences and denounce the protest. The police published a list of protest leaders indicating that they were anxious to interview […]
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ZimRights Newsletter Issue 11

ZimRights Newsletter Issue 11 Last week’s arrest of journalist Hopewell Chin’ono and opposition leader Jacob Ngarivhume who is also the convener of the 31st July movement has shown that the government has no intention of respecting the freedoms that are enshrined in the bill of rights. The two are accused of violating sections 187(1)(a) as […]
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ZimRights Newsletter Issue 10

ZimRights Newsletter Issue 10 The past few weeks have seen an increase in the language of violence mainly directed at organisers and supporters of the planned July 31 protests. The threats of violence are mainly coming from ZANU PF’s Patrick Chinamasa, and Victor Matemadanda. These threats have been followed by violent actions including the attack […]
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ZimRights Newsletter Issue 9

ZimRights Newsletter Issue 9 Last week, we convened the First National Council meeting for 2020, bringing together representatives from all ZimRights’ 11 Provincial Chapters. A full communication on the Council Resolutions will be shared soon. The highlights were that the Council unanimously adopted a New Transitional Strategy: A Path to Transformative Activism. The Council also issued a […]
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ZimRights Newsletter Issue 3

ZimRights Newsletter Issue 3 Dear Friends and Partners Yesterday, the Zimbabwe Human Rights Association (ZimRights) has released the report “Their Voices Matter: Community Responses to COVID 19 Measures.” The report covers week 2 of the 21-day lockdown decreed by the Government of Zimbabwe in an effort to combat the spread of COVID 19. The report, the second […]
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ZimRights Newsletter Issue 2

ZimRights Newsletter Issue 2 COVID 19: Embracing our Responsibility Message to Friends and Partners Dear Friends and Partners Today, we are facing a global public health crisis of unprecedented proportions. Only time will tell the devastating toll that COVID-19 will exact on our communities. The speed at which the virus is spreading leaves many of […]
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