Two years of the unresolved abduction of Itai Dzamara

Harare – Today, marks exactly two years of the unresolved abduction by five men suspected to be state security agents of pro-democracy activist, Itai Dzamara. Dzamara, who was among four people recently honoured with an international Lifetime Achievement recognition by Amnesty International and won the ZimRights Overall Human Rights Defender of the Year 2015 award, was  the founder of Occupy Africa Unity Square (OAUS).

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ZimRights@25: War veterans, CSOs pledge to build peace

 

 

ZimRights Vice Chairperson, Takesure Musiiwa speaks during the AGM  

Harare – War veterans of Zimbabwe’s liberation war and other civil society organisations have pledged to work together with the Zimbabwe Human Rights Association (ZimRights) towards the attainment of peace in the communities ahead of the 2018 elections. They were giving solidarity remarks at the recent ZimRights Annual General Meeting (AGM) held in Harare at which the organisation – formed in 1992 – marked 25 years of its existence and relevance.

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Activist Masarira sentenced to 385 hours community service

Harare – Prominent female human rights activist, Linda Masarira, has been sentenced to 385 hours of community service on charges of obstructing traffic during a citizen protest held in July 2016. Last year (2016), Masarira is winner of the Outstanding Female Human Rights Defender of the Year 2016 accolade at the annual Community Human Rights Defenders Awards (CHRDA) organised by the Zimbabwe Human Rights Association (ZimRights) in November in Bulawayo.

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International Women's Day statement

Harare – The Zimbabwe Human Rights Association (ZimRights) joins the country and the world in commemorating International Women’s Day on March 8, 2017. The commemorations under the theme #BeBoldForChange prompt all stakeholders to reflect on the progress made and what remains to be done to achieve women empowerment.

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Health sector strike, female activist relives her assault

 

Linda Masarira in hospital after her assault on Saturday 

Harare – It was on Saturday around 12 pm when a group of activists sat down on the lawn at Parirenyatwa Hospital in Harare, Zimbabwe’s capital city. Marking a major health rights breakdown in Zimbabwe, medical staff that primarily comprise of junior doctors have been on strike from February 14, 2017, until the time of writing.

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