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 social movements to effectively and efficiently 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 organizing 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

Main Activities

  1. Capacity building
  2. Research and documentation
  3. Nonviolent advocacy engagements
  4. Information dissemination

Main focus areas (2021 – 2030)

  • Climate Change, environment and Disaster Risk Management
  • Social and Economic Rights

Current Campaign Projects

  1. Bulawayo Water Action (BUWA) began in April 2020
  2. Climate Village began in May 2017
  3. Bulawayo Environmental Activists Movement (BEAM) began in December 2020

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