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ZimRights News
A NEWSLETTER OF THE ZIMBABWE HUMAN RIGHTS ASSOCIATION
ISSUE 1 I 30 MAR - 05 APR 2020
info@zimrights.org.zw
Welcome to ZimRights News
It is with great pleasure that we bring you ZimRights News, our weekly newsletter. Every week, we capture key human rights developments covering the most important human rights issues in Zimbabwe from a community perspective. Tell us what you are expecting using details at the bottom of this newsletter.
FEATURED REPORT: THEIR VOICES MATTER
Community Response to COVID 19 Measures
As the world battles COVID 19, Zimbabwe has introduced a raft of measures, including 'Lock down without a plan' that kicked in on 30 March 2020. In our Featured Report for the week, we cover impact of these measures on Zimbabweans across the country. We unpack the human rights implications from a community perspective. Read the full report here
HUMAN RIGHTS CAMPAIGNS
WANTED: COMMISSIONERS OF INTEGRITY FOR ZHRC
ZimRights members across the country are calling for the Parliament to extend the deadline for nominations to the Zimbabwe Human Rights Commission which has since closed on [insert correct date]. In a petition signed by over 1000 ZimRights members from 10 provinces, ZimRights regrets that the majority of Zimbabweans who live in marginalised areas will not be able to participate in the nomination process. Read the full petition here.
COMMUNITY JUSTICE PROGRAMME
Survivors of Cyclone Idai in Masvingo Plead for Help
A year after the devastating Cyclone Idai, many survivors in Masvingo are still languishing in poverty as the world moves on to another tragedy. ZimRights members register their displeasure with the abuse of aid sourced for victims. See r eport by ZimRights Masvingo Province here
ZIMRIGHTS AUDIBLE
ZimRights Speaks to Samuel Wadzai on the Plight of Vendors in the Face of COVID 19
On ZimRights Audible, we speak with Samuel Wadzai, the Director of VICET on the Impact of COVID 19 to Vendors who have been forced off the streets. Listen here.
ZIMRIGHTS BLOG
Why Activism Matters

For your weekend inspiration, we invite you to our blog, where our team leader reflects on his first few weeks at ZimRights and the journey ahead. Read more here
FEEDBACK
As this is our first issue for the year, we welcome your feedback. If you have updates to share with us, email info@zimrights.org.zw
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