Burdened by disgrace

In February 2019 the Forum produced a report that documented 17 cases of rape and sexual assault and other violations during the Zimbabwe Congress of Trade Union (ZCTU) organised stay-away between the 14th – 16th January 2019. The violations were allegedly perpetrated by the military and the police service. The basis of this paper is [...]

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Justice Under Siege

The promises of the new dispensation have disintegrated. From the hope and optimism that characterised the November 2017 transition from the de facto one-man rule under Robert Mugabe, many Zimbabweans are now left with a lasting sense of despair and hopelessness. It appears the justice delivery system has been weaponised against government critics, and due [...]

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Launch of “Hear them Cry”: An Analysis of State Violence Against Children During the January 2019 Protests.

The Zimbabwe Human Rights NGO Forum compiled a report analysing state violence against children during the January 2019 protests titled – Hear them Cry. Representatives from various organisations which interact with children’s rights came to the launch and joined in the commemorations on the Universal Children’s Day which coincided with the launch of the Report. [...]

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From VIOLENCE through TOLERANCE to APPRECIATION

Press Statement Commemorating International Day For Tolerance 16 November 2019 The Zimbabwe Human Rights NGO Forum (the Forum) joins the world in commemorating the International Day for Tolerance. This is a day set aside by the United Nations on 16 November to affirm the commitment to strengthening tolerance through encouraging mutual understanding for different cultures [...]

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