1 December 2016
5 July 2016
The Zimbabwe Human Rights NGO Forum (the Forum) unreservedly condemns in the strongest terms the appalling use of excessive force by the police against protesters in Epworth, Mabvuku, Tafara, Ruwa and other areas in Harare. While the Forum does not condone violent protests, the Forum is disturbed by the heavy–handedness of the police in quelling the the protests which almost degenerated into a state of civil anarchy in Epworth.
The Zimbabwe Human Rights NGO Forum (the Forum) welcomes the ruling by the High Court of Zimbabwe on Monday 12 January 2014, barring forced evictions of at least 200 families from Arnold Farm in Mazowe. This is a positive move towards the enforcement of the constitutionally guaranteed rights and freedoms and the rule of law.
Paper presented by the Zimbabwe Human Rights NGO Forum during the Women Forum Panel “Giving girls the education they deserve “, on 29 November, 2014 during the 28th SESSION of the Africa, Caribbean, Pacific (ACP) EU Joint Parliamentary Assembly, Strasbourg (France).The paper, which coincides with the 16 days of activism against gender-based violence discusses general threats and obstacles that girls face when enrolling into educational programmes and above all, what prevents them from staying in school.
The Zimbabwe Human Rights NGO Forum (the Forum) is concerned about the continued systematic closure of democratic space in Zimbabwe. The past months have witnessed a systematic use of torture, harassment and intimidation by state agents on citizens exercising their freedom of association and assembly and the freedom to demonstrate and petition. These attacks are indicative of the closing of the democratic space, which is contrary to section 58 and 59 of the constitution of Zimbabwe.