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Campaigners for Human Rights

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“YOUTH BILL OF RIGHTS”: A CALL TO LEAD TRANSFORMATION

On Friday, (09 October 2020), our National Director Dzikamai Bere, at the invitation of Silveira House and the Catholic Commission for Justice and Peace (CCJP) spoke to a group of vibrant young people about the ‘Youth Bill of Rights’ as articulated in Section 20 of the Constitution, the Law-Making Process and Active Citizenship.

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Bridging the Accountability Gap

Civil society has been the stronghold in effecting paradigm shifts and changes in societal challenges such as inequalities, promotion of human rights including health and access to justice. In executing this role, the focus has always been on documentation of violations with an aim towards evidence-based reporting.

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Police brutality - Why the Zim, US outrage is different

THE past few weeks have seen unprecedented global outrage at the murder of George Floyd in Minneapolis by a white police officer Derek Chauvin, who knelt on his neck for almost nine minutes while Floyd was handcuffed and lying face down on the street.

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Rule of law & Accountability for Security Forces

The COVID-19 crisis has exposed our government and state agencies heavy-handed ways of enforcing the law.

History has shown us told us the brutal extent to which state security can go in the name of law enforcement.

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Human Rights in the Fight Against COVID 19

The Dilemmas for Accountable Leadership and Responsible Citizenship
In the fight against COVID 19, the world is engaged in a fight for life. Over one million people globally have been infected by the pandemic and over 60 000 people have already lost their lives.

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Why Activism Matters

Some eight weeks ago, I assumed my new role at the Zimbabwe Human Rights Association (ZimRights) ZimRights is Zimbabwe’s oldest and largest indigenous grassroots movement. With over 200 000 members across the country, it is indeed a big family. It is an assignment that I embraced with a mixture of excitement and fear. That decision will definitely rank as the most difficult decision I have ever been asked to make.