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LRF catching them young
July 4, 2017

The Legal Resources Foundation trained Children from Katsukunya Primary School and Katsukunya Secondary School  as Peer Legal Advisors (PLAs) in Mutoko and Epworth Districts. PLAs are trained on children’s rights and responsibilities, preventing different forms of child abuse and steps to take when abuse happens. The trained youths then educate their peers in their schools, […]

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The dentist got it wrong but LRF set it right
June 19, 2017

A Gweru man sought help from the Legal Resources Foundation after a botched dental procedure left him not only in pain, but also with no sense of taste. The victim was attended to at a branch of one of the largest medical institutions in the country providing medical insurance, health services and dental services. In […]

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Dentist got it wrong but LRF set it right
May 24, 2017

A Gweru man sought help from the Legal Resources Foundation after a botched dental procedure left him not only in pain, but also with no sense of taste. The victim was attended to at a branch of one of the largest medical institutions in the country providing medical insurance, health services and dental services. In […]

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UNICEF applauds fight against child marriages
April 28, 2017

Speech by Sam Muradzikwa UN Policy & Chief of Social Policy and Research (UNICEF) during the LRF Golf Day in Harare on 7 April 2017 held under the theme, “Help Us Stop Child Marriages”. From the outset, allow me to thank you all for this demonstration of commitment towards empowering women and girls and protecting […]

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Legal Education Programme changes lives
April 24, 2017

An evaluation of the LRF’s Legal Education Programme has shown that the adage “Knowledge is power” speaks to reality. The evaluation results of the LRF’s Legal Education activities in 2016 showed that the LRF has helped change lives in a variety of ways through making people aware of their rights and training them not only […]

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LRF coordinates help desks
April 13, 2017

The LRF and other legal assistance providers, aware that self-actors in courts need legal advice and guidance, are operating help desks at the courts. Clients are advised on the processes and procedures in court to help smooth their path as self-actors, as well as providing them with appropriate referrals. The venture was deemed successful after […]

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LRF makes legal aid a reality
April 3, 2017

Accessing justice is a nightmare in Zimbabwe as it is not only difficult to understand and follow the complex court processes, but also expensive, particularly if one engages a legal practitioner. For many, access to justice is a pie in the sky. The LRF’s legal services have, however, made access to justice a reality for […]

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Traffic offences notice
February 3, 2017

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Police caught offside in spot fines cases
December 21, 2016

Legal Resources Foundation (LRF) is a party to legal proceedings which it instituted against the police in a case involving Sharon Moffat the centre manager for LRF Masvingo and Claudia Muvuti an LRF client whose vehicles were impounded by the police after they failed to pay spot fines. On the 9th of December Claudia Muvuti […]

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LRF history lights the way for local NGOs
December 12, 2016

The Legal Resources Foundation (LRF) launched a book chronicling its history from 1985 to 2015 in Harare on 6 December 2016. The unique history of the organisation is an embodiment of the struggle human rights bodies in Zimbabwe face in their effort to balance the promotion of constitutionalism both by working with government arms and […]

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Commemoration of the Human Rights Day
December 9, 2016

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In solidarity with gender-based activism
November 29, 2016

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Outreaches uncover hidden truths about domestic violence
November 16, 2016

…..as enlightened villagers now ready to seek recourse   The Legal Resources Foundation outreach programmes on domestic violence did not only equip villagers with legal knowledge to combat the scourge, but they also uncovered hidden, ugly truths about its prevalence. In Gwanda, participants who attended a community outreach session at Shape Primary School highlighted that […]

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LRF helps father solve birth certificate headache
September 1, 2016

Dickson Kaiton of Bindura had almost given up securing birth certificates for his children when overzealous hospital authorities withheld birth records because he owed the institution money in maternity fees. “I had totally lost hope,” said a relieved Kaiton after the LRF had assisted him to obtain birth certificates for his eight children. A legal […]

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Mutoko man foiled from making family homeless

A Mutoko man, Tinashe Ephraim Kowo, wanted to please his girlfriend so much that he decided to make his wife homeless by selling their matrimonial house. Kowo engaged lawyers to evict his wife from the home before he sold the house for $2000. Ironically, Kowo had abandoned the family home and was living with his […]

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