EWaste a Health Risk for Children and Pregnant Women – WHO

e-waste A recent World Health Organization (WHO) study reveals disturbing evidence of the hazardous impact of ewaste on the health of children and pregnant women. The study which was released on June 15, 2021 shows that Prenatal exposure and childhood e-wasteexposure are significantly linked with: ☠️ impaired neurodevelopment andbehaviour, particularly as a result of exposure... Continue Reading →

Parliament raps ZINWA for Gwanda and Beitbridge Water Disconnections

The Parliament of Zimbabwe has castigated the Zimbabwe National Water Authority (ZINWA) for disconnecting water to Beitbridge and Gwanda Municipalities risking hundreds of thousands of residents to the Covid19 3rd wave pandemic. Matabeleland Institute for Human Rights (MIHR) applauds the parliamentarians for standing up for human rights and demanding an explanation of such a risky... Continue Reading →

Urban Water Disconnections Affects Rights of Women, Girls, Elderly and People with Disabilities

Citizens who attended the virtual MIHR WaterPoint Conversation this week have called on local authorities and government to find better ways of enforcing water bills payment than resorting to water disconnections as the practice violates fundamental human rights and freedoms o- especially of women, girls, the elderly and people with disabilities. This week’s virtual conversation... Continue Reading →


(Rights In Action 02 July 2021) Following the 2019 Zimbabwe Auditor General’s report on Local Authorities which showed that most local authorities in Zimbabwe lack capacity to adequately manage the environment in their jurisdictions owing to resource capacity constraints – Matabeleland Institute for Human Rights (MIHR) has written to the Minister of Environment, Climate Change,... Continue Reading →

Local Authorities’ Refuse Management Incapacity an Environmental and Human Rights Threat

The 2019 Auditor General’s 2019 Report shows that most local authorities in Zimbabwe are struggling with refuse management a situation which causes serious threat to the environment and human rights in the specific communities and the nation at large. Key environmental concerns noted by the Auditor General’s report include: Dumpsites/Landfill sites Masvingo City Council’s Victoria... Continue Reading →

Rights In Action Weekly Update 18 June 2021

MIHR PETITIONS PARLY ON E-WASTE POLICY On 15 June 2021 the Speaker of Parliament announced to the House that they have received a petition from Matabeleland Institute for Human Rights (MIHR) calling for Parliament to exercise its Constitutional mandate by enacting a National E-Waste Policy. The petition was referred to the Portfolio Committee on Environment,... Continue Reading →

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