ZIMBABWE HUMAN RIGHTS ASSOCIATION 20TH ANNIVERSARY
The Zimbabwe Human Rights NGO Forum (the Forum) congratulates its member organisation, the Zimbabwe Human Rights Association (ZIMRIGHTS) as it celebrates 20 years of a spirited campaign for the realisation of the human rights of the people. ZIMRIGHTS was established in 1992 to ensure that Zimbabweans were informed of their human rights and were empowered to defend them. It has continued to play this role effectively over the years.
In the 20 years of its existence, the organisation has achieved several landmark results in its calls for the respect for human rights in Zimbabwe. ZIMRIGHTS has spearheaded many human rights campaigns to expose violations, make the state accountable, influence policy change and promote public participation in governance.
Despite the numerous challenges that face human rights organisations in Zimbabwe, ZIMRIGHTS has grown from strength to strength countrywide through its strong membership base.
The Forum, as well as other human rights organisations, have relied greatly on the strength of ZIMRIGHTS grassroots structures and its ability to mobilise the people for public participation in human rights activities. The Forum is proud to be associated with ZIMRIGHTS and urges it to remain steadfast and resilient in its resolve to advocate for the promotion and protection of human rights in Zimbabwe.