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UN International Day in Support of Victims of Torture – 26 June 2014

The commemoration was held in Mutasa, Manicaland Province and attended by a host of stakeholders that included traditional leaders, members of the public and CSOs. The message of peace and freedom from torture, cruel, inhuman and degrading treatment or punishment was well received by the stakeholders. Read more…UN International Day in Support of Victims of [...]

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Zimbabwe going forward: SAPES-NED Conference, May 2014

SAPES Trust and the U.S National Endowment for Democracy (NED) held an international conference in Zimbabwe from 5 to 6 May 2014. The International conference was aimed to build on two previous conferences in July 2012 “Re-thinking Zimbabwe” and July 2013 “Beyond Elections in Zimbabwe”, hosted by NED in Washington DC. Sapes Trust led a [...]

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African Commission must protect online rights

In a paper presented at the NGO Forum of the African Commission 55th Session, the Zimbabwe Human Rights NGO forum made the case that “Whilst new technologies may hold great benefits for the developing world, without strong legal frameworks ensuring that rights are adequately protected, they can also pose serious threats to the fundamental human [...]

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Event on UN Post -Election Relations with Zimbabwe

The Forum jointly with NANGO and Civicus will be holding a side event on the sidelines of the ongoing 25th Regular Session of the Human Rights Council to provide  an overview of the post-elections political, economic and human rights situation in the country and discuss   the UN’s engagement with the new government including engagement with [...]

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The Forum’s Side Event at the JPA in France

The forthcoming Africa-EU and Africa-U.S summits in April and August 2014 respectively should provide the EU and the U.S with an opportunity to reflect on their respective relationships with Africa. The EU in particular is not only providing the bulk of financial aid to African states, but also financially supporting blocs like SADC and the [...]

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