Monthly Archives: May 2020

Lockdown Induced Diminished Remittances Worsens Older People’s Poverty

Elderly people from various parts of Bulawayo are reeling in extreme hardships and poverty due to diminished remittances caused by the Covid19 Lockdowns in Zimbabwe, Botswana and South Africa among other countries. A Matabeleland Institute for Human Rights snap survey … Continue reading

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COVID-19 Response Must Respect Their Rights, Dignity: UN Secretary General

Following is the text of UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ video message to launch a policy brief on older persons, in New York today: The COVID-19 pandemic is causing untold fear and suffering for older people across the world.  The fatality … Continue reading

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NPRC Acts on Video of CowdrayPark Women Abused by ZRP Members

After seeing the CITE produced video of Bulawayo’s Cowdray Park women who narrate how they were brutalized by the police during the Covid19 lockdown period, MIHR posted the video on its Facebook page and appealed to National Peace and Reconciliation … Continue reading

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OPEN APPEAL: ENACT SEXUAL EXPLOITATION AND ABUSE PROTECTION MEASURES IN QUARANTINE CENTERS

To: The Minister of Health and Child CareCc: Minister of Public Service, Labour and Social WelfareCc: Minister of Women Affairs, Community, Small and Medium EnterprisesCc: Minister of Youth, Sports, Arts and RecreationCc: Minister of Local Government, Public Works and National … Continue reading

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MIHR COMMENDS 14 DAYS COVID19 LOCKDOWN EXTENSION AND MEASURES INSTITUTED

Matabeleland Institute for Human Rights (MIHR) commends the Government of Zimbabwe and the President for extending the Covid19 Lockdown by a further 14 days and for instituting measures of Level 2 lockdown. Specifically, MIHR commends the following measures:a) Lockdown extension: … Continue reading

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