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£502raised of £500 target by 22 supporters

Weʼre raising £500 to HELP FUND THE HUMAN RIGHTS DEFENDER'S PROJECT RUN BY THE ZIMBABWE LAWYERS FOR HUMAN RIGHTS.

London, UK
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The Zimbabwean authorities have continued to ignore human rights provisions in the country’s 2013 Constitution. There has been no amendment of laws and legislation to bring them in line with the Constitution and Zimbabwe’s regional and international human rights obligations. State agents have increasingly resorted to the use of brute force, torture, abductions and arbitrary arrests as a means of intimidating, investigating and obtaining information or confessions from real or perceived offenders as well as to instil fear within the citizens of Zimbabwe. Zimbabwe is fast approaching a general election, which should occur in the next few months and historically Zimbabwean elections have been marred by violence and gross human rights violations.

Zimbabwe Lawyers for Human Rights (ZLHR) runs the Human Rights Defender’s (HRDs) Programme, whose main goal is

to protect the rights and enhance the safety of human rights defenders through litigation, education and advocacy”.

The HRDs Programme operates a 24-hour hotline and provides emergency legal support services and respond to distress calls from HRDs facing arbitrary arrests in violation of their rights, detained or where there is a threatening harm (of their rights) from state and non-state actors. The HRDs Programme handles 200 cases annually on average. The emergency legal support services ensures propriety by police in handling human rights cases and seeks to minimise chances of incidence of torture at the hands of police and other state agents.

ZLHR has successfully defended many human rights activists and amongst the most prominent clients is Pastor Evan Mawarire of the #ThisFlag movement, Pastor Patrick Mugadza, Patson Dzamara (brother of Itai Dzamara who was abducted and went missing in 2015) and pro-democracy campaigner Linda Masarira. ZLHR is a non-profit human rights organisation, whose objective is to foster a culture of human rights in Zimbabwe. In light of the above, I would humbly ask you to donate generously.

As a human rights activist, I have not only taken up the challenge of raising funds to help the running of the HRDs Programme. My passion and love for my country, Zimbabwe, has fuelled my resolve to seize the opportunity to make a difference by taking a necessary stand. I will cycle through 6 cities over 6 days including Cambridge, Colchester, Luton, Chelmsford, South End on Sea and London in Great Britain.

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  • sipho ndlovu16 days ago
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    sipho ndlovu

    16 days ago
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    Thank you all for the generous donations. We did it.

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  • sipho ndlovu19 days ago
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    sipho ndlovu

    19 days ago
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    Thank you very much for all the support. We are at 94%. Thank you so very much.

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  • sipho ndlovu19 days ago
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    sipho ndlovu

    19 days ago

    Day 6 went on well. Thank you all for the support. Bike ride is over but, the fight for justice and human rights continues.

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Page last updated on: 6/7/2018 7:54 AM

Supporters

22

  • Robin

    Robin

    Jun 7, 2018

    £10.00

  • S. Makedenge

    S. Makedenge

    Jun 6, 2018

    Well done son. I am proud of you

    £20.00

  • Freya Forni

    Freya Forni

    Jun 4, 2018

    Best of luck Sipho!

    £30.00

  • Tryness  Ncube

    Tryness Ncube

    Jun 2, 2018

    You have made us proud as Zimbabweans

    £30.00

  • Patience Ndebele-Omijie

    Patience Ndebele-Omijie

    May 30, 2018

    Go Sipho Go...Zim election round the corner we need all the support.

    £20.00

  • Tatjana Rybakova

    Tatjana Rybakova

    May 29, 2018

    Best of Luck Sipho! You have all our support! You are one of the kindest people I ever met! Well done!

    £30.00

  • Michelle Tiffany

    Michelle Tiffany

    May 29, 2018

    Keep up the good work

    £10.00

About the fundraiser
sipho ndlovu

sipho ndlovu

London, UK

My love for justice and the rrespect for human rights has compelled me to embark on this journey. The work that the Zimbabwe Lawyers for Human Rights is doing also thickened my reslove to do my part. #More4Causes.

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