Zimbabwe Human Rights Association (ZimRights) is an indigenous non-profit, non-governmental organisation registered under the Welfare Organisations Act (no. 03/93). The organisation was founded in 1992 for the sole purpose of ensuring that the Zimbabwean citizens are informed about human rights and are empowered to defend their own rights.
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About the Awards
The Community Human Rights Defenders Awards (CHRDA), presented annually (for the fourth time in 2015) by the Zimbabwe Human Rights Association (ZimRights), seek to extend recognition and acknowledge the good works being undertaken by ordinary Zimbabwean citizens to extraordinarily advance, promote and protect human rights in the country. In this process, Human Rights are defined asthose conditions, expectations, and standards to which every person by virtue of his or her existence as a human being is entitled. For purposes of selecting the candidates for the Community Human Rights Defenders Awards therefore, a ‘Human Rights Defender or Activist’ is defined as one who risks or suffers harassment or disadvantage for exercising the rights expressed in the international Bill of Rights, and who, in conformity with these instruments, promotes and protects the human rights and fundamental freedoms of others, individually or in groups.The Awards aim to encourage individuals and organisations that are currently working for the rights of others in the context of social, economic and political challenges. Special account is taken of those who would have demonstrated an active record of advancing, promoting and protecting human rights by courageous and innovative means.
ZimRights hails completion of voter education manual
Zimbabwe Human Rights Association applauds the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (ZEC) for completing a voter education manual as reported by the Herald dated September 13; 2012.
Inaugural socioeconomic and cultural rights conference held in Chinhoyi
The Zimbabwe Human Rights Association hosted the inaugural Mashonaland West Provincial People's Conference which saw scores of people convening at Chinhoyi University Hotel to discuss issues of socio economic and cultural rights in Zimbabwe.
Statement on International Human Rights Day 2014
10 December 2014
Zimbabwe Human Rights Association (ZimRights) standsin solidarity with the Zimbabwe Human Rights Commission in promoting "Human Rights 365," as we join the world in commemorating United Nations International Human Rights Day today.Read more...
ZimRights commended for National High Schools Choral Competitions
The Ministry of Information, Media and Broadcasting Services
commended ZimRights for helping schools appreciate the Zimbabwe Agenda for Sustainable Socio-Economic Transformation through its choral piece "Kubudirira kweZimAsset ndini newe".Read more...