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


The LRF joins the rest of the world in commemorating the 16-365 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence under the theme: From Peace in the Home to Peace in our communities: ‘Promoting safe spaces for women and girls.’ This is an opportunity for all Zimbabweans to reflect on the violence that is perpetrated against women and girls on the basis of gender and commit themselves to promoting peace inside and outside the home. Gender-Based Violence is a human rights violation that calls for an integrated and multi -sectoral approach if meaningful results are to be achieved.

Violence against women is a human right violation

According to the UN Declaration on the Elimination of Violence against Women, 1993 the term "violence against women" means any act of gender-based violence that results , or is likely to result, in physical, sexual or psychological harm or suffering to women, including threats of such acts, coercion or arbitrary deprivation of liberty, whether occurring in public or in private life.

Children have rights too!

Before discussing the rights of children, it is important first to identify who is a child and explain the importance of children’s rights as well as the principles that underpin the enjoyment of children’s rights.