Articles tagged 'zimrights'

ZimRights calls for renovation of sewer, water systems 24 September 2018 HARARE - Government must invest in renovation of the old sewer and water reticulation systems, which are prone to bursting, and pump investment in new infrastructure to cope with the growing urban population in the major cities, Zimbabwe Human Rights Association (ZimRights) has said. This come...
Inquiry inclined towards outcome: Civic Society 1 September 2018 HARARE - Civic society organisations are not convinced that the commission of inquiry set up by President Emmerson Mnangagwa will do a thorough job, citing alleged political bias on the part of some of its members. The organisations, which include the Zimbabwe Human Rights Association (ZimRigh...
ZimRights bemoans retributions 16 August 2018 HARARE - The Zimbabwe Human Rights Association (ZimRights) yesterday said it has noted with concern the rise in cases of political retribution after last month's synchronised elections. ZimRights said the vengeance involves arson targeted at the homes of opposition supporters, especially in ru...
ZimRights welcomes ruling 8 August 2018 HARARE - Zimbabwe Human Rights Association (ZimRights) says it welcomes the release of 27 MDC Alliance activists on bail, but unreservedly condemns the crackdown on opposition supporters across the country. The released activists were arbitrarily arrested after police raided the party's headqu...
ZimRights speaks on today's poll 30 July 2018 HARARE - While international observers are appreciating the peace that accompanied the poll campaigns, the Zimbabwe Human Rights Association (ZimRights) said these have also noted some grey areas which they feel can be improved. ZimRights has had engagements with observers from the Southern Af...
ZimRights council to deal with internal threat 10 July 2018 HARARE - Zimbabwe Human Rights Association (ZimRights) National Council (NC) met in Harare on Saturday and resolved to deal with the threats arising from former members — some of whom it claims are now members of political parties. This comes as some interest groups sought to take advantage of...
ZimRights under siege 7 July 2018 HARARE - Zimbabwe Human Rights Association (ZimRights) is under siege from former members of the association who are planning to form a splinter group. The development comes after USAid said last week it had withdrawn funding citing financial irregularities. ZimRights has vehemently denied ...
Setback for pro-democracy groups 2 July 2018 HARARE - The country's pro-democratic movement has suffered a huge setback after one of the key funders of civic society groups championing rights and peace-building terminated its funding over noncompliance issues. United States Agency for International Development (USAid) has terminated its ...
ED urged to uphold justice, peace during elections 23 April 2018 HARARE - President Emmerson Mnangagwa has been challenged to maintain peace and justice by averting a repeat of the previous violence in the country's forthcoming 2018 harmonised elections. This comes as the Zimbabwe Human Rights Association (ZimRights) joined other civil society organisations...
Extension of voter registration hailed 11 January 2018 HARARE - Independent election watchdogs have welcomed the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (Zec) announcement to extend the national biometric voter registration (BVR) blitz exercise from January 10 to February 8. A total of 4, 897, 482 out of a targeted 7 million people have so far successfully ...
2017 did not deliver on human rights: Machisa 8 January 2018 HARARE - The year 2017 is one we cannot celebrate in terms of proper human rights upliftment, realisation, protection and defending, a human rights executive has said. Zimbabwe Human Rights Association (ZimRights) director Okay Machisa said the internal political fights in the ruling Zanu PF p...
Community leaders urged to drive BVR 2 December 2017 HARARE – Zimbabwe Human Rights Association (ZimRights) recently held meetings with leaders of community-based organisations in Kadoma and villagers in Zhombe, encouraging them to register as voters as well as mobilise others. ZimRights senior programmes officer, Leo Chamahwinya, addressing vil...
Civil society escalates voter education 13 November 2017 HARARE - Civil society has escalated voter education amid growing concerns over poor engagement of the electorate, with the Zimbabwe Human Rights Association (ZimRights) and the Election Resource Centre (ERC) launching a campaign in Masvingo last Friday. The campaign — against the backdrop of ...
Election watchdogs, Zec launch voter education blitz 10 October 2017 HARARE - Zimbabwe Human Rights Association (ZimRights) in collaboration with Election Resource Centre (ERC) will today roll out one of their largest voter education blitzes targeting the whole country. ZimRights director Okay Machisa said they have mobilised several mobile trucks that will rol...
ZimRights launch election awareness campaigns 25 September 2017 HARARE - Zimbabwe Human Rights Association (ZimRights) has launched a nationwide campaign to raise public awareness and encourage people to register to vote in the mobile voter registration currently underway. Last week, the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (ZEC) launched the long-anticipated mob...
2016 worst in terms of human rights abuses 10 December 2016 HARARE - The year 2016 will go down into Zimbabwe’s history as one of the worst in terms of human rights abuses, a human rights activist has said as the country today joins the rest of the world in commemorating International Human Rights Day. International Human Rights Day is celebrated annua...
Mugabe: Architect of rights violations 25 November 2016 HARARE - That all nominees for this year's ZimRights sponsored People's Choice Award for defenders of human rights in the country are anti-President Robert Mugabe activists give credence to the widely held view that the nonagenarian is the architect of rights violations in Zimbabwe. From oppos...
Africa revives Democracy Forum 11 May 2016 HARARE - Delegates from 32 countries in the four regions of East, Central, Southern and West Africa, covering Francophone, Lusophone and Anglophone parts of the continent convened in Harare last week where they successfully resuscitated and revived the African Democracy Forum (ADF). Zimbabwe H...
ZimRights empowers community-based organisations 12 April 2016 HARARE - Thirteen community-based organisations (CBOs) from across the country recently trained in project management, information dissemination and financial probity so as to enhance their capacity to represent community interests. [GoogleAd] Zimbabwe Human Rights Association (ZimRights) t...
Rights groups slam govt over demos 7 January 2016 HARARE - Zimbabwe is still far from respecting its own Constitution as demonstrated by the heavy-handed methods police used when they dispersed peaceful demonstrators on Monday, rights groups said yesterday. In statements, rights and democracy organisations in Zimbabwe castigated the continued...
Dzamara bags human rights award 13 December 2015 HARARE - Missing human rights activist Itai Dzamara was voted the Overall Human Rights Defender of the Year during the Zimbabwe Human Rights Association (Zimrights)'s annual awards ceremony held at a local hotel in Bulawayo on Friday. Dzamara was allegedly abducted by suspected State agent...
'ZimRights must strip Chinotimba of award' 9 January 2015 HARARE - Human rights defenders have demanded that Zimrights immediately strip Buhera South Zanu PF legislator Joseph Chinotimba of the so-called “Human Rights People's Choice” award controversially conferred on him last year. The calls come after the boisterous politician invaded a farm in Ch...
Unique charity concert on cards 13 June 2014 HARARE -  Top music artistes Jah Prayzah, Suluman Chimbetu, along with Charles and Olivia Charamba will perform at the Soap and Shirt Donation Winter Festival (SSDWF) to be held on June 21 at the Belgravia Sports Club. The charity festival, that will also feature gospel artistes Fungisai Zvaka...
Daily News reporters win awards 14 December 2013 BULAWAYO - There is no stopping accolades from being added to the bountiful and glittering Daily News trophy cabinet at the moment. The country’s leading daily paper reaffirmed its reputation with yet another set of awards won by two of its senior correspondents — Pindai Dube and Sydney Saize ...
Machisa earns top rights gong 10 December 2013 HARARE - Okay Machisa, director at Zimrights, won the best director in civil society last week. Cephas Zinhumwe, director of National Association of Non-Governmental Organisations (Nango), told the Daily News yesterday that Machisa was honoured last week for excellent service in the NGO frater...