Author Archives: Matabeleland Institute for Human Rights

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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MIHR Submission on the 2nd Term opening of Schools in Zimbabwe

Matabeleland Institute for Human Rights (MIHR) recognizes and appreciates the various efforts being made by the government of Zimbabwe in curbing the rampant spread of Corona virus outbreak in Zimbabwe. Measures that included the abrupt closure of schools before the … Continue reading

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Bulawayo Residents Suggest Water Crisis Solution Ideas to Council

On Tuesday 28 April 2020, social movement Better Bulawayo Initiative partnered with Matabeleland Institute for Human Rights to conduct an online citizens’ Ideas Café to gather residents’ views and ideas on alleviating the water crisis situation in Bulawayo. The Café … Continue reading

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COVID19: the anguish and agony of the urban elderly poor in Zimbabwe

Evidence from COVID19 ravaged countries and health experts have shown that elderly people are the worst affected and the most at high risk of contracting the virus and also to experience critical symptoms. As Corona virus pandemic percolates Africa, we … Continue reading

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Public Statement: INCENTIVIZE ESSENTIAL SERVICES WORKERS DURING COVID19 LOCKDOWN PERIOD

Noting that essential services workers are risking their right to life and the safety, security and life of their family members by continuously working during the risky COVID19 lockdown period, as Matabeleland Institute for Human Rights (MIHR) we wish to … Continue reading

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Corona Watch: Government should Decongest ZUPCO Buses to half their capacity

In view of the recent pronouncements by the President of Zimbabwe to mitigate risks of Corona Virus spread which include a ban of all public gatherings, as Matabeleland Institute for Human Rights we wish to implore the government to further … Continue reading

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