ZimRights News

Silenced Voices: The struggle for basic human rights within Chikurubi Maximum Prison

Silenced Voices: The Struggle for basic human Rights Within Chikurubi Maximum Prison” In this News ln-depth we emphasize the suppression of inmates’ rights and the urgent need for reform within the prison system. Tungamirai Madzokere’s story serves as a poignant reminder of the human rights violations faced by those incarcerated and wrongfully convicted. Their voices […]
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Floods Displace Hundreds in Harare, Spark Human Rights Debate

Floods Displace Hundreds in Harare, Spark Human Rights Debate There were no Christmas celebrations for 90 families whose houses were flooded by incessant rains in Budiriro on 26 December 2023, amid allegations that Harare City Council may have ignored the advice from the Environmental Management Agency (EMA) in settling people in the wetlands. Although section […]
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Access to basic education is still a pipe dream

18 years later, access to basic education is still a pipe dream for many Hopley children “It is now common to see children of school-going age not going to school. It’s as if, as a country, we have normalised young people not going to school…” – Hopley resident Hope for access to primary school education […]
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Open Up: Two Years Later

Open Up: Two Years Later – Taking Stock of ZimRights Women Empowerment Drive By Dzikamai Bere On 8 March we commemorate International Women’s Day. At ZimRights we take this moment to salute all women activists who drive the struggle for human rights. In commemoration of this important day, we reflect on the just ended ZimRights […]
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The Action Zone Framework

ZimRights Action Zone Framework “The great aim of education is not knowledge, but action.” Herbert Spencer. Under ZimRights’ New Strategy – Shifting Power to the People, ZimRights has adopted the Action Zone Framework. This framework is a new design for decades-old grassroots-organising wisdom that ZimRights is known for. It is based on the premise that […]
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ZimRights Celebrates 30 Years of Grassroots Organising

Foundation Stone for a New Multifunctional Human Rights Village Laid New Handbook and Manual Launched On Thursday, 17 November 2022, the Zimbabwe Human Rights Association (ZimRights) celebrated its 30th anniversary since its establishment in 1992 as Zimbabwe’s first post-independence indigenous human rights advocacy group. The commemorations were held at ZimRights House through a number of […]
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Elections and Democracy in Zimbabwe

A citizen guide to building a culture of effective participation in election and democratic processes. This guide supports Zimbabwean citizens in consolidating culture of human rights and enhancing citizen roles in elections and democratic processes. ZimRights believes that citizens play an important role in strengthening and growing a culture of democratic participation. ZimRights offers this […]
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22 October 2022 By-Elections Brief

On the 22nd of October 2022, by-elections were held in six Wards; Ward 4 Insiza Rural District Council (RDC), Ward 2 Matobo RDC, Ward 24 of Buhera RDC, Ward 4 Guruve RDC, Ward 18 Mutare Municipality and Ward 6 Takawira RDC.  The vacancies arose following the deaths of Councillors Saimon Chingwidze (ZANU-PF) of Ward 24 Buhera […]
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Alert: ZimRights challenges duty bearers on failing to protect and Uphold the Constitution

The Zimbabwe Human Rights Association on 21 May, 2021, filed a Constitutional Application seeking to have the Constitution of Zimbabwe Amendment (No.2) Act of 2021 declared invalid. ZimRights argues that the Parliament of Zimbabwe failed to follow several procedural provisions in seeking to amend the constitution including the failure to facilitate adequate public involvement in […]
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