Partners of ZEN in Zimbabwe


The main work in Zimbabwe is done through the different programs of the individual ZEN members, implemented by their Zimbabwean partner organisations.

However, ZEN has strong connections with a wide range of Zimbabwean civil society organisations (including partners of ZEN members), who are crucial in providing input to the lobby and advocacy focus of ZEN.

Through ZEN Zimbabwean civil society are being provided platforms to engage with different European policy makers. ZEN frequently brings Zimbabwean civil society representatives to Europe to participate in events and provide policy briefings, aiming to inform and influence European policy on Zimbabwe.

Zimbabwean Partners A – S

Center for Research and Development It is a Trust, established in Zimbabwe in terms of the PVO Act, registered in 2006. Focus on research and advocacy in resource management and civic education to promote human rights, democracy, peace and sustainable development in communities. Visit their website.
Crisis in Zimbabwe Coalition is a conglomeration of more than 350 civic society organisations. It was originally conceived in August 2001 as a collective response by Zimbabwean civics to the multi-faceted crisis of governance and legitimacy. The Coalition operates under seven committees, Advocacy, Information, Peace building, Women and Gender, Arts and Culture, Youth as well as Human Rights. Visit their website.
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The Gays and Lesbians of Zimbabwe (GALZ) is a universitas voluntary association. It was founded in 1990 for purposes of serving the needs and interests of LGBTI people in Zimbabwe and pushing for social tolerance of sexual minorities and the repeal of homophobic legislation. Visit their website.
To re-build national cohesion through promotion of tolerance and peaceful coexistence in local communities. Visit their website.
LRF seeks to educate people on their rights, empower them to assert themselves and afford them the ability to take up cases when necessary. Offering legal services & responding to human rights abuses. Visit their website.
Over the past twenty (20) years, MISA has positioned itself as the primary advocate for media freedom and freedom of expression in southern Africa. MISA programmes have grown and now have a global outreach especially through the media violations monitoring programme. As a result, MISA’s work and agenda have also been taken up by many civic organisations in the region, thereby creating consciousness of the linkages between media freedom, freedom of expression and broader human rights and democratic campaigns. Visit their website.
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Zimbabwean Partners T – Z

Tearfund’s call is to follow Jesus where the need is greatest. We long for new life and a new sense of worth for people. We do whatever it takes to end poverty and rebuild poor communities. We work through local churches, because they’re Jesus’ body on earth, ready to care for the whole person – and the whole community – inside and out. Visit their website.
To promote, advance and safeguard the economic, social and constitutional freedoms of workers by securing legal, political, democratic and good governance framework in Zimbabwe through strengthening its capacity and independence and those of its affiliates. Visit their website.
The Zimbabwe Election Support Network (ZESN) formed in 2000 is a coalition of 30 non-governmental organisations formed to co-ordinate activities pertaining to elections. The major focus of the Network is to promote democratic processes in general and free and fair elections in particular. Visit their website.
Formed in 2000 and legally constituted as a Trust in November 2001 under Notarial Deed of Trust MA1669/2001, the Zimbabwe Environmental Law Association (ZELA) is a premier public interest environmental law group based in Zimbabwe. As a public interest non-governmental organisation we seek to promote environmental justice, sustainable and equitable use of natural resources, democracy and good governance in the natural resources and environment sector. Visit their website.
The Zimbabwe Human Rights NGO Forum (the Forum) is a coalition of twenty-one human rights NGOs in Zimbabwe who while having their own objectives, are concerned with the level and nature of organized violence and torture in the country perpetuated mainly, though not exclusively, by state agents and their ancillaries. It came into existence at the time of the Food Riots in 1998. Visit their website.
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. Visit their website.
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