WHO WE ARE
Our legal department comprises of Human Rights Lawyers who specialise in Mental Health Law and Women’s Rights Law
Why we are needed
We are facing a global human rights emergency in mental health. All over the world people with mental disabilities experience a wide range of human rights violations. In Zimbabwe people do not have access to basic mental health care and treatment they require. There is the absence of community based mental health care making the only care available psychiatric institutions which are associated with gross human rights violations including inhuman and degrading treatment and living conditions. These people are discriminated against in the fields of employment, education and housing due to their mental disability. In Zimbabwe we do not have enough lawyers who fight for the rights of people with mental disabilities therefore there is a critical need for us to advocate for these people, raise awareness and educate people on this issue.