Campaigners for Human Rights

Location Head Office

ZimRights House, Alverston Court,
90 S. V. Muzenda Street, Harare, Zimbabwe

Campaigners for Human Rights

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About Us

Campaigners for Human Rights

Who We Are

ABOUT THE ZIMBABWE HUMAN RIGHTS ASSOCIATION

The Zimbabwe Human Rights Association (ZimRights) is Zimbabwe's biggest grassroots movement of ordinary people for human rights. Formed in 1992. For the past 27 years, ZimRights has empowered communities through civic education, legal aid support, psycho-social support and community advocacy strategies to ensure the realisation of basic rights especially for the most marginalised communities.

In this process, ZimRights membership has increased to over 225 000 individual members equipped and empowered to claim their rights. ZimRights is registered as a Private Voluntary Organisation under Zimbabwe's Private Voluntary Organisations Act. ZimRights operates fours regional offices in Harare, Bulawayo, Mutare and Masvingo. The Head Office is in Harare. Download ZimRights brochure here.

ZimRights main focus of work is empowering ordinary people and communities with knowledge and tools for effective participation in the protection and promotion of human rights.

Our Vision

We envision ourselves leading in developing and sustaining a culture of human rights in Zimbabwe.

Mission Statement

We pursue our vision through the use of a grassroots based approach in promoting, protecting and defending Human Rights in Zimbabwe through education, information, legal aid and litigation, counselling, lobbying, advocacy and networking.

Our Core Values

In the execution of our mandate, we are guided by the following core values:

- Respect for human dignity
- Sensitivity for gender and marginalised groups
- Transparency and accountability
- Impartiality and teamwork
- Non alignment to political parties
- Confidentiality and integrity
- Commitment and dedication

Pillars

Our Approach

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a. Grassroots Organising

Grassroots organizing is powerful because it allows us to bring large numbers of people to the table. These numbers impact decision-makers, and the bigger our numbers the greater our impact.

b. Community Agenda Setting

In the age of big businesses, powerful political parties and an elite civil society, the organic agenda of the ordinary people in communities is in danger of getting swallowed and overshadowed by powerful players. Enabling communities to identify and champion their own causes means the human rights discourse remains in tandem with the needs of the ordinary people.

c. Pyramid Engagement

The key concept is that cultivating an activist is a process, not a one-time conversation. People move up the Pyramid of Engagement by first becoming aware of an issue, then coming to understand its importance and relevance to their lives, then deciding to participate in a campaign and, only over time, developing leadership status within that movement.

ZimRights Leadership & Operations

Governance

Leadership

ZimRights most supreme decision making body is the National Council with representatives which is composed of 11 provincial chairpersons, 8 members elected at the AGM, and the treasure, deputy national chairperson and the national chairperson. The National Director is an ex-officio member of the National Council which he/she serves as the Secretary.

Operations

The daily operations of ZimRights are executed through a Secretariat with Headquarters in Harare. The Secretariat is headed by the National Director, who is assisted in his/her duties by a management team and support staff. The Secretariat reports to the National Council through the management committee.

Harare Office

ZimRights House, Alverston Court, 90 S. V. Muzenda Street, Harare


Tel: +263 242 707278

Bulawayo Office

4 ESAT House, Fort Street Between 12th & 13th Avenue, Bulawayo


Tel: +263 292 61826/ 63721

Masvingo Office

ZIMRE Centre Cnr Hughes/ S. Mazorodze, 2nd Floor, East Wing, Masvingo


Tel: +263 392 266224