The LRF mourns the untimely passing of its Chairman Joseph James. He had been a valued member of the LRF Board of Trustees since 2008, assuming the Chairmanship in December 2014. He has always championed the rights of the disadvantaged and will be sorely missed by the legal fraternity of Zimbabwe and the human rights movement, Our deepest sympathy to his family.

Celebrating 30 Years of Service

2002 - 2004 Training for traditional leaders starts

Legal & Civic Education

The LRF believes that "Knowledge is power" human and legal rights violations thrive on ignorance. It is for this reason that 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

Offering legal services & responding to human rights abuses. The LRF concentrates on family law issues and provides information and Knowledge to an average 100,000 people each year. Having raised awareness, the trained staff are then available to help individuals to their particular problems.


Service Provider Training

In support of its work to address the people's needs, the LRF also strives to strengthen service delivery and build the capacity of local authorities to protect the rights of their constituents by training service providers in the justice system and public sector.


Promoting Law & Policy Reform

Promoting law & policy reform and citizen participation in governance. The LRF researches and provides information on topical issues, most recently on why a strong constitution is important and the different elements that should be present in a democratic constitution.


Legal Publications

The Publications Unit (LPU) has been described as the hub of the wheel of LRF, linking the various programmes. It produces pamphlets and information leaflets to underpin the education programme and publishing legal texts for the profession, which also contributes to income-generation.


Latest News Articles

Village head gets legal boost, fights to save children’s inheritance

In a typical case of greed an uncle intended to deprive children (18 years and below) of their right to inherit their deceased parents’ property. The case was reported to the head of Chinzara Village in Murewa. The father of these children passed on early in 2014.

Photovoice III

My name is Tafadzwa Moyo* and I am 13 years old. I live with my parents and my three-year-old younger brother Pride* in Chegutu. I am hard of hearing. I was born a normal child until I suffered from an unknown illness which resulted in me losing my ability to hear and talk at the age of three. On 28 of January 2015 I was arrested for theft, a crime which an adult man from my neighbourhood forced me to commit. If it were not for the swift intervention of the Legal Re-sources Foundation (LRF), I could be languishing in jail.

LRF Statement on the Day of the African Child

The Legal Resources Foundation (LRF) joins the African Union in commemorating the Day of the African Child (DAC) under the theme:25 Years After the Adoption of the African Children’s Charter: Accelerating Our Collective Efforts to End Child Marriage in Africa.The day is commemorated every year to recall the 1976 uprising in Soweto, when a protest by schoolchildren in South Africa against apartheid oriented education resulted in the public killing of young protesters by police officials. The DAC also presents an opportunity to focus on the work of all stakeholders committed to the rights of children in the country and to consolidate their efforts in addressing the obstacles for realizing these rights.