ZimRights News

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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ZimRights Welcomes Two Experts to its Management Committee

The Zimbabwe Human Rights Association (ZimRights) is excited to announce the appointment of two technical experts to its Management Committee with effect from 3 June 2021. The two experts are Ms. Nosimilio Chanaiwa and Mr. Jade Takudzwa Tsokodai. The appointment of the two experts is part of the ZimRights Transition Strategy that was adopted by […]
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Is it lawful for retired Chief Justice Malaba to return to work?

ZimRights speaks to Human Right Lawyer Marufu Mandevere on the return of “retired” Chief Justice Luke Malaba to work despite section 328(7) of the constitution that state, “an amendment to extend the length of time that a person may hold/occupy any public office does not apply to a person who held or occupied that office […]
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OPEN UP: HANDBOOK ON WOMEN, HUMAN RIGHTS AND LEADERSHIP

Strengthening Women’s Leadership Role in Shaping the Human Rights Agenda   “The Emancipation of women is not an act of charity, the result of a humanitarian or compassionate attitude. The liberation of women is a fundamental necessity for the revolution, a guarantee of its continuity and a precondition for its victory.” Samora Machel These words […]
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“We Shall Defend Our Constitution!” -Citizens

Yesterday, 7 May 2021, Zimbabweans from all walks of life made a clear statement. “We shall not watch while our Constitution is being mutilated.” Speaking at the #ResistDicatorship Constitution Rally hosted by ZimRights, Zimbabwe Peace Project, Zimbabwe Human Rights NGO Forum, and We Lead, Zimbabweans vowed to get personally involved if the politicians put their […]
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#ResistDictatorship Constitution Rally

Yesterday 4 May 2021 was a tragic day for Zimbabwe as the upper house of the National Assembly passed the Constitutional Amendment Bill Number 2, a deadly blow to Constitutionalism in Zimbabwe. It is all dusted and done. All the work done between 2008 and 2013 by millions of Zimbabweans, is being destroyed by a […]
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