The Research and Documentation Unit (RU) is primarily responsible for the production of the Forum’s reports on human rights violations in Zimbabwe and its human rights bulletins which discuss various human rights. The unit is also responsible for maintaining the Forum’s database.
The Research Unit (RU) main objective is:
To document, research on, verify and publish incidents of gross violations of human rights in Zimbabwe, particularly those associated with organized violence and torture.
In pursuit of this overall objective, the RU is involved in the following activities,
- Data Collection and database maintenance
- Production and publishing of reports (Special and ad hoc reports, Monthly Human Rights Reports and Fact Sheets)
- Preparation of press statements to mark significant events