Matabeleland Institute for Human Rights (MIHR) is a human rights non-profit and non-governmental organization based in Bulawayo, Zimbabwe and exists to nurture and strengthen nonviolent civic engagement and social accountability to effectively protect and promote human rights in the country.

Vision: Our vision is of a just society where all people enjoy all their rights and freedoms all the time.

Mission: fostering nonviolent civic engagement to enhance the protection and promotion of human rights and freedoms by all communities in Zimbabwe.

Motto: “change individuals change the world”


  • Nonviolent Discipline
  • Unity
  • Justice
  • Equity
  • Active participation
  • Gender equity

Main Activities

  1. Capacity building
  2. Research and documentation
  3. Nonviolent Civic Engagements
  4. Information dissemination

Strategic Focus (2021 – 2025)

  • Climate Change, environment
  • Social and Economic Rights

Current Campaign Projects

  1. Bulawayo Water Action (BUWA) began in April 2020
  2. Environmental Village began in May 2020
  3. Movement for Environmental Management Action (MEMA) began in December 2020
  4. Christians for Human Rights began in August 2021

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