Protection of Women and Girls’ Rights Key During this Acute Zimbabwe Electricity Shortage Situation

(Public Statement 14 December 2022) As the Zimbabwe electricity shortage situation is worsening in urban areas, Matabeleland Institute for Human Rights (MIHR) is concerned with the high-risk exposure that women and girls are subjected to as they fetch firewood in the bushes that are in the edges of the City and the organization calls on... Continue Reading →

MIHR SUPPORTED FODDER FARMERS EXPECT BUMPER FODDER HARVEST

The Matabeleland Institute for Human Rights (MIHR) supported St Peters village fodder farmers in peri-urban Bulawayo are expecting a bumper harvest from their fodder which is expected to be harvested before end of December 2022. MIHR with support from the New Zealand High Commission is implementing a climate resilience building programme which empowers poor peri-urban... Continue Reading →

BY-ELECTION VIOLENCE INTIMIDATES WATER AND ENVIRONMENTAL RIGHTS DEFENDERS

Incidences of political violence that marred the recently held Zimbabwean local authority by-elections are causing fear and intimidation amongst the community water and environmental rights defenders as they are scared to openly challenge environmental polluters (especially those linked to the political elites) for fear of victimization and violence. Matabeleland Institute for Human Rights (MIHR) environmental... Continue Reading →

Bulawayo slum residents drink from open wells

(Bulawayo female slum dweller drinks from an unprotected open well which is their only water source) Water poverty continues to haunt Bulawayo slum dwellers residing around the Ngozi Mine waste dumpsite. Due to their illegality, the local authority is not providing the slum dwellers with water services, and they resort to asking from nearby suburbs.... Continue Reading →

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