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Summary When the head teacher found out that I was pregnant, he called me to his office and told me, “You have to leave our school immediately because you are pregnant.” —Jamida K., Kahama, Tanzania, April 2014 We don’t allow pregnant girls to…
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Summary I hope that my children will go back to school, and become better people, because they can’t do that working in tobacco farming. Tobacco growing is a very difficult field. It makes one grow old before their time. — Anne, 36-year-old hired…
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Summary When Michelle, 57, was widowed in 2012, she lost more than her husband. Shortly after his death, her in-laws took over the fields she had tilled for decades. They also stole the fruit from the trees in her kitchen garden and sold the harvest…
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Homeless, Landless, and Destitute The Plight of Zimbabwe’s Tokwe-Mukorsi Flood Victims List of Abbreviations and Acronyms Summary Map of Tokwe-Mukorsi Dam and  Nuanetsi Ranch,…
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Troubled Water Burst Pipes, Contaminated Wells, and Open Defecation in Zimbabwe’s Capital Summary Failure to Provide Access to Potable Water…
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I. Summary Reforming Zimbabwe’s security sector is key to ensuring that the upcoming 2013 presidential and parliamentary elections are credible, free and fair. The elections could usher in…
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List of Acronyms AIPPA Access to Information and Protection of Privacy Act AU African Union BAZ Broadcasting Authority of Zimbabwe CIO Central…
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Perpetual Fear Impunity and Cycles of Violence in Zimbabwe Summary Methodology I. Background A History of Impunity Impunity in the Context of Elections II. Impunity and…
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Deliberate Chaos Ongoing Human Rights Abuses in the Marange Diamond Fields of Zimbabwe Summary Methodology Human Rights in Marange Continuing Abuses: Forced Labor Private Firms and…
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Sleight of Hand Repression of the Media and the Illusion of Reform in Zimbabwe I. Summary II. Recommendations To the Power-Sharing Government of Zimbabwe To South African President Jacob Zuma and…
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False Dawn The Zimbabwe Power-Sharing Government’s Failure to Deliver Human Rights Improvements I. Introduction II. Update III. Continuing Human Rights Violations Political Violence against MDC…
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I. Summary Zimbabwe's armed forces, under the control of President Robert Mugabe's Zimbabwe African National Union–Patriotic Front (ZANU-PF), are engaging in forced labor of children and adults and are torturing and beating local…
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Crisis without Limits Human Rights and Humanitarian Consequences of Political Repression in Zimbabwe I. Summary II. Recommendations To the African Union (AU) To Members of the Southern African Development…
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"Our Hands Are Tied" Erosion of the Rule of Law in Zimbabwe I. Summary II. Recommendations To the Future Government of Zimbabwe To the Chief Justice To the Office of the Attorney General To the Commissioner General of the Zimbabwe Republic Police…
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"They Beat Me like a Dog"  Political Persecution of Opposition Activists and Supporters in Zimbabwe Summary Background Ongoing Abuses by ZANU-PF and Government-Backed Militias and "War Veterans" …
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Neighbors In Need Zimbabweans Seeking Refuge in South Africa I. Summary II. Methodology III. Recommendations To the Government of South Africa To UNHCR in South Africa To international donors IV.…
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"Bullets for Each of You" State-Sponsored Violence since Zimbabwe's March 29 Elections I. Summary II. Recommendations To the Government of Zimbabwe To the Movement for Democratic Change To the…
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I. Summary The campaign of violence and repression in Zimbabwe, aimed at destroying opposition and ensuring that Robert Mugabe is returned as president in runoff elections on June 27, 2008 is claiming thousands of victims as the government at…
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All Over Again Human Rights Abuses and Flawed Electoral Conditions in Zimbabwe's Coming General Elections Glossary of Acronyms I. Summary II. Methodology III. Recommendations To the Government of Zimbabwe To Opposition…