Zimbabwe Human Rights Organisation [ZHRO - Zorro] were formed out of a desperate need to aid Zimbabwe, but additionally to support those in the UK going through an Asylum Process.

What are our Guiding Objects

“To promote human rights (as set out in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and subsequent United Nations conventions and declarations) throughout the world, but specifically Zimbabwe and its immediate neighbours [SADC: Southern African Development Community] by all or any of the following means:

Human Rights Objects

• Monitoring of abuses of human rights – both by on the ground members, associate organisations; and those escaping and seeking asylum from such abuses;
• Obtaining redress for the victims of human rights abuses;
• Relieving need among the victims of human rights abuse; in the UK, Zimbabwe and the SADC region;
• Research into human rights issues and its interaction with the asylum process for all, and additionally, in particular for women within the asylum process;
• Educating the public about human rights;
• Providing technical advice to government and others on human rights;
• Contributing to the sound administration of human rights and asylum law;
• Raising awareness of human rights and asylum issues in the SADC Nations;
• Promoting public support for human rights;
• Promoting respect for human rights among individuals and corporations;
• International advocacy of human rights;
• Eliminating infringements of human rights.

Support for the Diaspora

• To advance education and relieve financial hardship amongst those seeking asylum and those granted refugee status particularly by the provision of legal and other advice;
• The relief of financial hardship amongst those granted refugee status and their dependants living (temporarily or permanently) in the UK and the surrounding economic regions;
• To preserve and protect the physical and mental health of those granted refugee status and their dependants;
• To advance the education and training of those granted refugee status and their dependants in need thereof so as to advance them in life and assist them to adapt within a new community;
• To advance the education of the public in general about the issues relating to refugees and those seeking asylum;
• The provision of facilities for recreation or other leisure time occupation with the object of improving the conditions of life of those persons who have need of such facilities by reason of their youth, age, infirmity or disablement, financial hardship or social and economic circumstances;
• The relief of unemployment of those granted refugee status and those seeking asylum in the United Kingdom, and in particular England, by the provision of vocational and skills training, advice and support;
• The relief of financial hardship among people living or working in The UK and as far as possible Zimbabwe by providing such persons with goods/services which they could not otherwise afford through lack of means;
• The relief of financial hardship, either generally or individually, of people living in The UK by making grants of money for providing or paying for items services or facilities;
• The relief of the sick-poor living in [insert place] either generally or individually through the provision of grants, goods or services;
• To develop the capacity and skills of the members of the Zimbabwean Diaspora, disadvantaged community of the UK in such a way that they are better able to identify, and help meet, their needs and to participate more fully into mainstream society;
• The relief of financial hardship by the provision of free legal advice and assistance to persons who, through lack of means, would otherwise be unable to obtain such advice;
• The prevention or relief of poverty in the UK by providing: grants, items and services to individuals in need and/or charities, or other organisations working to prevent or relieve poverty;
• To relieve poverty and/or financial hardship among refugees, asylum seekers, and their dependants living in UK by providing advocacy/ health/housing advice and education.;
• The prevention or relief of poverty [or financial hardship] anywhere in the world by providing or assisting in the provision of education, training, healthcare projects and all the necessary support designed to enable individuals to generate a sustainable income and be self-sufficient;
• To prevent or relieve poverty through undertaking and supporting research into factors that contribute to poverty and the most appropriate ways to mitigate these.

In furtherance of that object but not otherwise, the trustees shall have power to engage in political activity provided that the trustees are satisfied that the proposed activities will further the purposes of the charity to an extent justified by the resources committed and the activity is not the dominant means by which the charity carries out its objects