RWI & CALR Commences Professional Human Rights Training on the Rights of Vulnerable Groups

The Centre for Applied Legal Research in collaboration with the Raoul Wallenberg Institute of Human Rights and Humanitarian Law (Sweden), conducted a professional human rights training workshop on People in Vulnerable and Marginalized Situations.

The training aims to enhance capacities among officers who work with vulnerable groups that include women, children and the elderly to promote the rights of marginalized groups in terms of Part 3 of the Constitution of Zimbabwe.

Participants of the training programme were drawn from civil society organizations, government departments and traditional leaders that include the Ministry of Public Service Labour and Social Welfare, Ministry of Health and Child Care (Children’s protection Programme Unit), Ministry of Women Affairs, Gender and Community Development, Zimbabwe Prisons and Correctional Service, the Gender Commission, organizations working with women, persons with disability and ethnic minorities and traditional leaders.

The professional training programme is expected to contribute to targeted institutions being better equipped to contribute to reforms and related initiatives for the promotion and protection of human rights and an increased structured dialogue and joint initiatives between academic institutions, CSOs, independent commissions, traditional leaders and government institutions on relevant identified human rights issues.