At the outset, the Forum comprised 8 members and now has 22 members. It has subsequently attracted support from the major human rights NGOs in Zimbabwe and liaises closely with its colleagues and peers such as National Association of Non Governmental Organisation (NANGO), the Crisis in Zimbabwe Coalition, National Constitutional Assembly (NCA) and Zimbabwe Congress of Trade Unions (ZCTU).
Membership of the Forum is open to any organisation which is based in Zimbabwe and which is bona fide concerned with human rights, in particular with the elimination of organised violence and torture. The Forum currently has 22 member organisations working in the areas of women’s rights, civil and political rights, freedom of expression and the media, gay and lesbian rights, prisoner’s rights, anti corruptions, good governance and peace building and non violent ways of conflict resolution.
The Forum’s members are: