Urban flooding menance calls for climate resilient urban infrastructure

Matabeleland Institute for Human Rights (MIHR) calls on Zimbabwe urban authorities , including Bulawayo City Council, to prioritize urban resilient climate change infrastructure by improving the city's storm drains in order to reduce people's vulnerability to storms. On 02 January 2022 heavy rains pounded various parts of Bulawayo including Pumula suburb and MIHR received and... Continue Reading →

Bulawayo Female Waste Pickers Face Multiple forms of GBV

Women and girls engaged in waste picking within the City of Bulawayo have lamented high rates of physical, emotional and economic abuse faced by female waste pickers and perpetrated by male waste pickers, waste buyers and council workers. Speaking during a Matabeleland Institute for Human Rights (MIHR) digital skills empowerment workshop in Bulawayo on 16... Continue Reading →

Bulawayo Chinese Quarry Mine upsets Residents

Residents of Bulawayo's Pumula Constituency are angry with the quarry blasting activities of Hualin Quarry mine located in Pumula North adjacent to residential houses and have openly told the mine and their local leadership to do things rights. On Wednesday 15 December 2021, Hualin mine blasted some quarry in their mine site and the noise... Continue Reading →

MIHR moves to empower female waste pickers

smart Matabeleland Institute for Human Rights (MIHR) has embarked on an initiative to empower Bulawayo women involved in the waste picking industry with human rights information and enterprise development skills.  MIHR launched the project termed Bulawayo Women’s Waste Cafe, Friday, in the presence of various stakeholders including the city council, Ministry of Women Affairs, Independent Commissions, Environmental... Continue Reading →

Zimbabwe National Dam Safety Plan – Howfar?

Dear Government of Zimbabwe Cc: Zimbabwe National Water Authority (ZINWA) May you please assist by sharing with us and the nation HOWFAR has progress been made towards the formulation and implementation of the National Dam Safety Plan as enunciated in Section 485 of the National Development Strategy 1 (NDS1). The country’s national development policy document... Continue Reading →

Enhancing Right to education and Accountable School Governance through SDCs Empowerment

In strengthening the protection of children's right to education and meaningful community development through civic engagement and social accountability, yesterday (Wednesday 10 Nov 2021) Matabeleland Institute for Human Rights conducted a human rights accountability training for St Peters Primary and Sizalendaba Secondary School Development Committees (SDCs) in per-urban Bulawayo ward 17 community. Commenting during the... Continue Reading →

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