Following the #ZimShutDown protests, massive arrests followed. A number of children were arrested for allegedly participating in looting, acts of arson and erecting barricades, among other activities.A total of 51 children who were arraigned in the Magistrates Court in Harare, Chitungwiza and Bulawayo. Several atrocities were committed against children at the point of arrest including [...]
Honorable Chairperson, Commissioners; Heads of Government; civil society representatives; ladies and gentlemen. The Zimbabwe Human Rights NGO Forum (the Forum) welcomes the opportunity to address you on the human rights situation in Zimbabwe at a time when Zimbabwe is on the Commission Agenda. The human rights situation in Zimbabwe has continued to deteriorate since the [...]
Harare 16 October 2019 Yesterday the Zimbabwe Human Rights NGO Forum (the Forum) launched the 2018 State of Human Rights Report in Harare at Alliance Françoise at an event attended by media practitioners, civil society colleagues, development partners, academics, students and members of the development community among others. Dedicated to the 6 civilians who were [...]
10 October is World Day Against the Death Penalty which is a day set aside to advocate for the abolition of the death penalty and to raise awareness of the conditions and the circumstances which affect prisoners with death sentences.
On the 30th of July 2018, Zimbabwe held its historic plebiscite without its old time leader former President Mugabe who was ousted in a coup in November 2017. There were incidences of harassment and intimidation coupled with a spike in cases of intra party violence. Harassment and intimidation was high in rural areas where villagers [...]