Gays and Lesbians of Zimbabwe (GALZ):
GALZ is a membership-based association, whose mission is to promote, represent and protect the rights and interests of lesbians, gays, bisexuals, transgender and intersex people through advocacy and lobbying, empowerment and education, research and provision of safe spaces in order to influence positive attitudes of the broader society. They envision a just society that promotes and protects human rights of LGBT people as equal citizens in Zimbabwe.
GALZ was motivated to join the ARASA partnership mainly because it strives to foster a shared commitment to collective activism for the attainment and enjoyment of LGBTI rights. The main ethos of GALZ is to strategise better in the face of an untenable macro environment.
Network of Zimbabwean Positive Women (NZPW+)
The Network of Zimbabwean Positive Women (NZPW+) aims as raising awareness, advocacy and lobbying for the rights of women and children living with HIV and for access to essential medicines and healthcare services. The organisation also offers literacy on HIV and AIDS treatment and co-infection of TB and HPV affecting HIV positive women. NZPW+ also shares infomration on sexual and reproductive health rights and access to comprehensive, holistic health care services for women and children.To find out more about them, contact Evelyn Chamisa at email@example.com.
Telephone: +263 772 288 941 or +263 912 347 276
WLSA is a renowned Southern African feminist and human rights organisation that coordinates and supports evidence based interventions to promote and protect women and girls rights through legal and policy reform and changes to discriminatory socio- cultural practices. WLSA is an organisation seeking to contribute to the sustained well being of women and girls in Southern Africa. WLSA’s main activities are action research, advocacy, legal education and training, information generation and dissemination, networking, legal aid and services targeting women, men, youth law and policy makers, traditional and community leaders, CBOs, FOBs, and justice delivery systems. To contact WLSA, please email them at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Zimbabwe Association for Crime Prevention and Rehabilitation of the Offender (ZACRO) targets all inmates in Zimbabwe in their various sub groups (remand and convicted inmates – both male and female) as well as ex-offenders in Zimbabwe. Their main activities include a Prison Inmates Rehabilitation Programme; a Prisoner’s Rights Programme; a Health and Welfare Programme and a Lobbying and Advocacy Programme. Their vision is a crime free society where everyone enjoys his or her rights. Their mission is to prevent crime and promote the rehabilitation and reintegration of offenders into mainstream society in Zimbabwe. Their objectives include advocating for justice, respect and protection of prisoners’ rights in Zimbabwe; mobilising communities to prevent and fight crime in the country; and facilitating and promoting rehabilitation and reintegration of offenders and ex-offenders into mainstream society. In addition, they work to research, study and seek penal reforms based on rehabilitative legislation and provide humanitarian assistance and amenities to prisoners, ex-prisoners and their families in Zimbabwe.
Zimbabwe Lawyers for Human Rights (ZLHR)
Zimbabwe Lawyers for Human Rights (ZLHR) is a not for profit human rights organization whose core objective is to foster a culture of human rights in Zimbabwe as well as encourage the growth and strengthening of human rights at all levels of Zimbabwean society through observance of the rule of law. ZLHR is committed to upholding respect for the rule of law and the unimpeded administration of justice, free and fair elections, the free flow of information and the protection of constitutional rights and freedoms in Zimbabwe and the surrounding region. It keeps these values central to its programming activities. ZLHR holds observer status with the African Commission on Human and People’s Rights (ACHPR) provides secretarial services to the Human Rights Committee of the SADC Lawyers Association and has affiliate status with the International Commission of Jurists (ICJ). To read up more about ZLHR, visit their website on http://www.zlhr.org.zw/ or contact email@example.com.
Zimbabwe National Network of People living with HIV (ZNNP+)
ZNNP+ seeks to improve the quality of life for PLHIV through resource mobilization and capacity building of the infected and affected. Their goal is to assist in ensuring that the infected and affected have access to holistic care and support, prevention and treatment services in a transparent and accountable manner and to ensure that the infected and affected participate in decisions that affect them at all levels.
ZNNP+ endeavours to ensure that the quality of the lives of PLHIV is improved through the improvement of access to healthcare services. ZNNP+ is also committed to strengthening the abilities and capacities of PLHIV so they can fully enjoy their economic, social, cultural and religious rights. One of ZNNP+’s main activities is lobbying and advocacy, through the promotion of MIPA, rights education, policy and laws affecting and promoting the fulfilment of satisfying lives of PLHIV in Zimbabwe. They also focus on capacity building and strengthening on treatment literacy, rights and strengthening of support groups. They are guided by human rights-based approaches in the implementation of their activities. You can visit the ZNNP+ website at: www.znnp.org.zw or contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Zimbabwe Civil Liberties and Drug Network is a trustee organisation registered in Zimbabwe with a focus on advocacy related to drug policy reform, harm reduction and the rights of key populations who use drugs. They advocate for a human rights based approach to health issues affecting people who use drugs, men who have sex with men, sex workers and other marginalised minorities in the fight against HIV and stigmatisation. They collaborate with regional groups and are involved in research and documentation on rights violations affecting drug users.