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Legal Resources Foundation, Zimbabwe

Harare, Zimbabwe
Joined July 2016
Presence in: Zimbabwe

Legal Resources Foundation is a charitable organization registered under the Private Voluntary Organisation Act in Zimbabwe. It was established in 1984.

Our Vision is: A Zimbabwe where human rights are upheld and all people have access to justice.
Our Mission is: To improve access to justice and promote human rights

We do this through:

• Providing legal and civic education/information
• Offering legal services
• Responding to human rights abuses
• Training service providers in the justice system and public sector
• Promoting law and policy reform
• Promoting citizen participation and governance

We have 25 offices across Zimbabwe. Five of the offices are in major cities and the other 20 are in rural areas, growth points and small centres. The small offices are run by paralegals that are trained by the Legal Resources Foundation. We have 14 registered lawyers who supervise the paralegals and represent clients in court.

People Associated With This Organization

Cathrine Chimanda

Legal Resources Foundation, Zimbabwe
Joined November 2022
Interests: Children's Rights, Citizenship & Identification, Community / Customary Land Rights, Community Paralegals, Criminal Justice, Disability Rights, Environmental Justice, Family, Financial Sustainability & Fundraising, Gender-based violence, Governance, Accountability & Transparency, Housing Rights & Informal Settlements, Peace-building & Transitional Justice, Policy Advocacy, Protection & Safety, Women's Rights
I am a results-oriented development and governance practitioner and human rights lawyer who has over 12 years’ experience working in civil society in managerial positions. I have fundraised, designed, implemented, supervised and monitored citizen participation and accountability projects as well as human rights projects with special emphasis on socio, economic and political rights. I also have a strong background in humanitarian and resilience building development work having worked for Christian Care for 3 years. I have also worked extensively on Protection issues which include Gender Based Violence and Child Rights issues targeting vulnerable and marginalised sections of the population which include, women, children, the elderly, people with disabilities and ethnical minorities. In addition, through robust mentorship programs, I have experience directing financial and human resources for purposes of achieving organisational objectives whilst ensuring compliance with partnership agreements, organisational strategies and policies.Further, I have experience in implementation of human resource management strategy that includes staffing adequacy, staff training and development; remuneration and overall employee motivation; staff wellness, disciplinary action and dismissal. Donors worked with include USAID, Sida, TRACE, Royal Norwegian Embassy, European Commission, UNDP, AUSI Aid, French Embassy and UNICEF. I am looking to learn more on issues that LRF focuses on. I believe this will help me to sharpen LRF's programs.

Christine Sungayi

Legal Resources Foundation, Zimbabwe (Unverified)
Joined June 2018
Interests: Criminal Justice, Education, Family, Gender-based violence, Women's Rights
I am a female lawyer and have been working as such since 2005, in government as a public prosecutor and in the NGO sector. I have a passion for children and women's rights.

Given Sibanda

Legal Resources Foundation, Zimbabwe
Joined November 2022
Interests: Children's Rights, Citizenship & Identification, Community Organizing, Community Paralegals, Criminal Justice, Family, Gender-based violence, Generalist Legal Services, Governance, Accountability & Transparency, Labor & Employment, Legal Aid & Public Interest Law, Peace-building & Transitional Justice, Policy Advocacy, Refugees & Migrant Rights, Traditional / Customary Justice, Women's Rights
Exceptionally self-motivated and focused individual, an upcoming farmer and human rights lawyer. With more than five years of work experience in litigation and legal education. Fighting the worthy cause for the voiceless, vulnerable and marginalised members of my society. The law is a developmental tool to bring about greater change in the society. Am a registered legal practitioner practicing at Legal Resources Foundation, Bulawayo office as a Programmes Lawyer. I hope to gain more knowledge of using the law as a tool in assisting the marginalised and vulnerable members of our community, share notes on use of law as a tool of societal change, learn from other jurisdictions on how human rights are defended and network.

Gracious Busiko Sinampande

Legal Resources Foundation, Zimbabwe (Unverified)
Joined June 2022
Interests: Children's Rights, Community / Customary Land Rights, Disability Rights, Environmental Justice, Gender-based violence, Generalist Legal Services, Legal Aid & Public Interest Law, Policy Advocacy, Women's Rights
A detail oriented, enthusiastic and hardworking human rights lawyer with exposure to delivering legal solutions in a fast paced environment. Excited to gain better understanding and progress at what l know.

Lucia Masuka

Legal Resources Foundation, Zimbabwe
Joined June 2016
Interests: Criminal Justice, Gender-based violence, Generalist Legal Services, Traditional / Customary Justice
I am a legal practitioner by profession and I have been working as such since 2002. I have worked in the area of legal empowerment since 2006.Inititally I started as a centre lawyer working for Legal Resources Foundation in Masvingo province.In that capacity I represented the marginalized and vulnerable in courts and carried legal awareness on a diverse array of topics such as GBV, Inheritance, Marriage and the Law, Child Abuse and Child rights, Sexual offences, Property rights and the Declaration of Rights. In 2010 I was promoted to the position of centre manager for Masvingo province where my responsibilities entailed corrdinating activities in the Province where we have 4 district offices. I also continued with the work that I had been doing as centre manager.In 2013 I was promoted to the position of Programs Manager which position I currently hold. I have skills in designing legal aid and empowerment programmes, overseeing implementation of same and evaluating to assess the impact of such activities.I also input into proposal writing.

Maureen Mazanhi

Legal Resources Foundation, Zimbabwe (Unverified)
Joined May 2018
Interests: Citizenship & Identification, Criminal Justice, Family, Gender-based violence, Right to Information, Women's Rights
i am a female lawyer from Zimbabwe . Have about years in the legal profession my special interest being the empowerment of the marginalized and vulnerable with legal knowledge and representation of the vulnerable members of the community from rights violations.

Mr.Jeremy Lewis

Legal Resources Foundation, Zimbabwe (Unverified)
Joined July 2018
Interests: Community / Customary Land Rights, Governance, Accountability & Transparency, Right to Information
PROFILE of Adv. Jeremy Lewis
1946 Born in Harare,Zimbabwe.
1965-to date- Member of Grays Inn of Court, London.
1967 - Practised as a Barrister in Temple Chambers, London.
1969 Practised as an Advocate in Rhodesia
1974 Admitted as an Attorney , Notary Public, Conveyancer
1975 Prosecuted & Practised as an Advocate
1980- 1988 Practised as an Attorney in my own firm
1981 -1989 Director of a Building Society, Mutare Board & Paper Mills, & Eastern Tea Estates.
1989 -1991 Manager of Von Seidel Grindlays Trust Company
1992-1993 Director National Pharmaceutical Council of Zimbabwe
1994 Manager of the Medical Air Rescue Service.
1995 Estates Manager of Messrs. Coopers and Lybrand
1996 Admitted as a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators
1996-2004- Zimbabwe Agent for Butterworths Lexis Nexis and Juta Legal Publishers
Zimbabwe Editor South African Law Reports.
to date Publish Judgments and Legislation offline and on mobile devices

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