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LRF Trustees Elect New Board Chair

At its Board meeting on 24 June 2016, the Legal Resources Foundation Board of Trustees unanimously elected Murray McCartney as its new Chair. McCartney replaces Thomas Makonese who sadly passed on in April this year. McCartney, who combines wit, charisma and professionalism, has been co-director of Weaver Press since it was founded in 1998. Prior to that, he was the Zimbabwe Programme Director of CUSO, a Canadian NGO providing technical and financial assistance in the fields of health, media and cooperative development. Before coming to Zimbabwe in 1983, he was the Administrator of the Africa Centre in Covent Garden, London.

He was elected to the LRF Board of Trustees in 2013 and has been an integral member of the LRF Publications Committee and Resource Mobilisation Committee.

 

PROMOTING HUMAN RIGHTS AND ACCESS TO JUSTICE

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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The Legendary Human Rights Defender

At 77, Maria never dreamt of landing an award as a human rights defender, but her resilience, sense of justice and assistance from the Legal Resources Foundation made this a reality. She is now a legend in her community. An attempt by the then MP of Nyanga Constituency to take advantage of the vulnerable in Sedze Village, by cheating them out of their hard-earned cash, saw this brave woman fighting until justice was realised in the community.

Don’t marry off abused children

Dear parent should you find out that your child is pregnant or that they have been abused please do not marry them away. They have been violated, cheated and abused. In most cases the abuser will offer you bride price so that you don’t report to the police; please, do not accept. Two wrongs do not make a right.

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