By Loice Takarindwa Staff Reporter

Zimbabwe Human Rights Commission(ZHRC) in partnership with European Union and the the Raoul Wallenberg Institute (RWI) today 8 June 2022 launched a project titled “Support to the Zimbabwe Human Rights Commission” .

The project will be implemented in the next three years with the objective of strengthening ZHRC to execute it’s mandate to protect, promote and enforce human rights in Zimbabwe.

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Speaking during the launch ceremony Commissioner General of the Zimbabwe Human Rights Commission Hilarious Mugwadi applauded the support extended by EU and RWI in assisting Zimbabwe to implement it’s human rights objectives.

“I would like to commend the support given to us by European Union and  the Raoul Wallenberg Institute (RWI) on the project titled “Support to the Zimbabwe Human Rights Commission”. The project will be implemented in the next 3 years. This comes at a time when we are faced with constraints such as economic constraints impeding on our work.”

EU Ambassador to Zimbabwe Timo Olkkonen commended the good work done by ZHRC including the work done in gathering recommendations during a commission if inquiry on national documents in 2020.

“We are delighted to support towards the implementation of human rights situation in Zimbabwe. The project commends the the good work done by the Zimbabwe Human Rights Commission in Zimbabwe. This comes as a followup to Commission of inquiry on national documents in 2020 and improving electoral human rights among others.”

European Union availed resource funds with Raoul Wallenberg Institute (RWI) coming in as the implementing partner.

According to Raoul Wallenberg Institute (RWI) Deputy Director, Mr Rolf Ring the project is a reflection of good steps taken in developing capacity building on areas of Human Rights development in Zimbabwe.

“The project follows good years of partnerships built on mutual trust. The project also bring capacity building on the areas of  human rights development in Zimbabwe.

The report anchors on the enjoyment of human rights in Zimbabwe. These include  access to National Documentation and contribution towards a human rights-based electoral process and good governance in the conduct of state affairs.