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Strengthening citizen participation
June 11, 2018

LRF is enhancing citizen participation by strengthening Community-BasedOrganizations (CBO) capacities to mobilize and engage for a more transparent and accountable society. A series of trainings were conducted with members of United Chiredzi Residents and Ratepayers Association (UCHIRRA), Gweru Residents and Ratepayers Association (GRRA) as well as Buhera Residents Association (BRA) Gweru Residents and Ratepayers Association […]

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LRF protects a woman’s right to inherit cattle left by her late husband
April 26, 2018

Livestock is a lifeline for vulnerable groups living in poverty. Cattle for example provide a source of livelihood for women as they can use these for agricultural activities and production of food for the sustenance of their families.  Cattle as an asset can be disposed of and the income earned used to support the family. […]

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What a gem of a book for just $25!
April 3, 2018

LEGAL PRACTITIONERS’ HANDBOOK: A GUIDE TO ETHICS AND TRUST ACCOUNT MANAGEMENT BY T GAMBE   This book is primarily a summary of legal ethical principles, practical skills and techniques. Using an easy-to-read style it provides a comprehensive overview of practice management and professional conduct. The interface between professional conduct rules and practice management is crucial, […]

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LRF can coach you to be a self actor in court
March 6, 2018

The LRF assisted 697 self-actors in three months to present cases at courts across the country. These ranged from maintenance claims, bail applications, domestic violence, deceased estates disputes, property rights disputes to peace orders. 487 of the cases presented by the self-actors were reported as successfully resolved.

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LRF Statement on the launch of the Zimbabwe Justice Sector Programme
January 31, 2018

The Legal Resources Foundation, with the support of the EU under the Zimbabwe Justice Sector Programme, is offering legal training to traditional leaders with the aim of improving access to justice for rural communities in Zimbabwe, particularly those who are marginalised and vulnerable. The training, which is being conducted in collaboration with the Council of […]

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Bridging the gap between communities and elected officials
January 30, 2018

Communities have difficulty in finding platforms to interact with elected officials where the tendency is to seek such interaction when campaigning around elections but thereafter being conspicuous in their absence. The LRF has taken the initiative to bridge the gap between elected officials and their communities in Midlands, Manicaland and Masvingo and this is proving […]

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LRF STATEMENT ON HUMAN RIGHTS DAY
December 11, 2017

The Legal Resources Foundation joins the rest of the World in commemorating the International Human Rights Day. This year, International Human Rights Day marks the beginning of a year-long campaign in recognition of the upcoming 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights under the theme “#StandUp4HumanRights”. The theme resonates well with the LRF’s […]

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Village head rescued from rogue chief
November 20, 2017

A village head in Masvingo had faced harassment from the Acting Chief of the area for a long time. The man was appointed village head in 2009 while the Acting Chief was appointed in 2011 following the death of the previous incumbent. The Acting Chief went on an extortion spree. At first he demanded one […]

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Woman saves child’s life
October 30, 2017

“For quite some time I noticed child abuse in my neighborhood but I did not have the courage to report the case to the Police”, said a woman in Harare. Beauty lives next to a 16-year-old boy whose father used to physically and verbally abuse him, accusing him of having sexual relations with his stepmother. […]

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“I never knew a man could apply for custody”
September 7, 2017

A Nyanga man was both surprised and relieved when the LRF assisted him to obtain custody of his children. Click to read the story Photo Voice

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Together we can end child marriages
August 21, 2017

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Grandma’s hopes restored
July 19, 2017

I had almost lost hope, but my grandchildren are back at school! My name is Gogo Phiri, I live in Bulawayo with my grandchildren Maclean and Phumuzile who are both orphaned.When I moved from Gokwe I decided to take my grandchildren with me since there was no one to take care of them in the […]

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LRF makes legal aid a reality

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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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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