Zimbabwe Human Rights Association (ZimRights) is an indigenous non-profit, non-governmental organisation registered under the Welfare Organisations Act (no. 03/93). The organisation was founded in 1992 for the sole purpose of ensuring that the Zimbabwean citizens are informed about human rights and are empowered to defend their own rights.
City improves hygiene after ZimRights intervention
Masvingo – The City of Masvingo has improved its hygiene and protection of the right to health by finally opening the doors to its public toilets to the relief of residents after intervention by the Zimbabwe Human Rights Association (ZimRights).
For years, the closure of the city’s public toilets had turned into a spot of bother for thousands of residents of the city, who bemoaned the resultant low levels of hygiene and feared disease outbreaks.
The issue of the public toilets was raised by ZimRights members, who attended the service delivery engagement meeting held in the city prompting the Mayor, Councillor Hubert Pfidze, to make an undertaking to urgently reopen the toilets.Read more...
Call for Nominations
About the Awards
The Community Human Rights Defenders Awards (CHRDA), presented annually (for the fourth time in 2015) by the Zimbabwe Human Rights Association (ZimRights), seek to extend recognition and acknowledge the good works being undertaken by ordinary Zimbabwean citizens to extraordinarily advance, promote and protect human rights in the country. In this process, Human Rights are defined asthose conditions, expectations, and standards to which every person by virtue of his or her existence as a human being is entitled. For purposes of selecting the candidates for the Community Human Rights Defenders Awards therefore, a ‘Human Rights Defender or Activist’ is defined as one who risks or suffers harassment or disadvantage for exercising the rights expressed in the international Bill of Rights, and who, in conformity with these instruments, promotes and protects the human rights and fundamental freedoms of others, individually or in groups.The Awards aim to encourage individuals and organisations that are currently working for the rights of others in the context of social, economic and political challenges. Special account is taken of those who would have demonstrated an active record of advancing, promoting and protecting human rights by courageous and innovative means.
ZimRights hails completion of voter education manual
Zimbabwe Human Rights Association applauds the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (ZEC) for completing a voter education manual as reported by the Herald dated September 13; 2012.
Inaugural socioeconomic and cultural rights conference held in Chinhoyi
The Zimbabwe Human Rights Association hosted the inaugural Mashonaland West Provincial People's Conference which saw scores of people convening at Chinhoyi University Hotel to discuss issues of socio economic and cultural rights in Zimbabwe.
Statement on International Human Rights Day 2014
10 December 2014
Zimbabwe Human Rights Association (ZimRights) standsin solidarity with the Zimbabwe Human Rights Commission in promoting "Human Rights 365," as we join the world in commemorating United Nations International Human Rights Day today.Read more...