MIHR and ZLHR Empower Communities Through Human Rights Education

Today (Friday 24 September 2021) Matabeleland Institute for Human Rights (MIHR) and Zimbabwe Lawyers for Human Rights (ZLHR) held a human rights mobile legal clinic in Bulawayo’s peri-urban ward 17 St Peters Village.

The mobile legal clinic was attended by mainly women and the elderly and disseminated information on human rights and responsibilities; and active citizenship. Critical human rights concerns that emerged include:

  1. Access to civil documentation
  2. Lack of information on human rights issues
  3. Police brutality, especially on arrested persons
  4. Skewed BEAM selection processes
  5. Lack of public transport

The ZLHR legal team also attended to over 14 individual human rights cases.

Access to human rights information is one of the critical pre-requisites that enable citizens to actively claim their rights and participate in the protection and promotion of their rights and freedoms.

Covid19 protocols were observed during the meeting.

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