ZimRights is an indigenous non-profit making Non Governmental Organisation registered under the Welfare Organisations Act, No. W.O. 03/93. The Association was founded in 1992 and can be described as a network of human rights activists, most of them grass roots based. ZimRights had a membership of over 15 000 people by the end of 1998. ZimRightsÂ’ key goal is to make the subject of human rights a household issue and a concern of all Zimbabweans.

Our vision

To develop a culture of human rights among individuals and all sectors of society in Zimbabwe.

Our mission

To promote, protect and defend human rights in Zimbabwe in order to empower people through networking, education programmes, publications, legal aid and lobbying.


Promoting [through a deliberate outreach programme] human rights for all people regardless of status.

Assisting the marginilised sectors of the community by providing them with relevant education and information in order to assert their rights and seek improvement of their living conditions.

Acting as a voice of the voiceless, the oppressed and the disadvantaged groups and aiming at empowering all citizens to be active participants in a democratic society.

Carrying out research into injustices and the underlying causes of these and finding a remedy through documentation and recommendations based on established facts.

Lobbying the Zimbabwe Government to commit itself to good governance through ratifying important international human rights instruments and to rededicate itself to its commitment to observe, protect and respect human rights and dignity of the individual through constantly reminding it of its international obligations.

Co-operating with other human rights organisations locally, regionally and internationally who are striving to advance the cause of human rights.