Rural Women Demand Just Development-Induced Eviction/Displacements

Rural women from Victoria Falls, Hwange, Binga, Chilonga and Mutoko have come together to demand that the government of Zimbabwe formulate a human rights based approached to development-induced evictions, in order to protect and promote the rights of rural people in Zimbabwe. Through an initiative that was held due to the support of the Paul... Continue Reading →

Mobile Legal Clinic Empowers New Mazwi Villagers with Human Rights Information

One Hundred New Mazwi residents in peri-urban Bulawayo, on Thursday 14 October 2021, were empowered with human rights information and free legal advice courtesy of Matabeleland Institute for Human Rights (MIHR) and Zimbabwe Lawyers for Human Rights (ZLHR). The activity which was held as part of the MIHR Community Human Rights Information Centre in Bulawayo’s... Continue Reading →

St Peters Residents Hold Environmental Accountability Engagement Meeting

Residents from Bulawayo’s Ward 17 peri-urban Hyde Park community in St Peters Village held an environmental rights accountability engagement meeting that was attended by Bulawayo City Council (BCC), the Environmental Management Agency (EMA) and the Forestry Commission. The issues that were discussed in the meeting included: Deforestation of Mazwi Nature Reserve and firewood poachingSand poachingWaste... Continue Reading →

Include Older People in Digital Technologies – MIHR

The 2021 United Nations International Day of Older Persons (UNIDOP) is being commemorated under the theme “Digital Equity for All Ages” predicating the need for access and meaningful participation in the digital world by older persons. As Matabeleland Institute for Human Rights (MIHR) we take this opportunity to call on the government of Zimbabwe to adopt an... Continue Reading →

Zimbabwe Government Ministries Should Fully Embrace Digital Technologies – Survey

Matabeleland Institute for Human Rights (MIHR) has conducted a survey analysis of government ministries presence in digital space. The survey revealed that: 🕸️ 18 of 21 Ministries have websites👑 Only 13 ministries listed their leadership on websites🏛️ Only 2 ministried listed provincial contacts on websites🕊️20 of the 21 Ministries have Twitter accounts🙈20 of the 21... Continue Reading →

Community Holds Quarry Mining Company Accountable

The Methodist Village of Hyde Park in peri-urban Bulawayo ward 17 have demanded that an indigenous quarry mine adhere to environmental management standards by implementing the pollution mitigation strategies detailed in their Environmental Impact Assessment Report. Realizing high levels of air and noise pollution by Vukuzenzele Stone Crushers, the Methodist Village Committee approached Matabeleland Institute... Continue Reading →

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