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.


We advocate the rights for women with mental illness such that they enjoy their rights.
We advocate for an improvement of the quality of care and promote human rights in mental health facilities and social care homes.
We fight against the discrimination and stigma that surrounds women with mental illness by raising awareness and educating people about mental illness.
We advocate for our laws to develop and become more accommodative to people who live with mental illness.
We give assistance to those who live with mental illness and are entitled to government welfare to receive the welfare they are entitled to.
We advocate against intersectional issues surrounding women that lead to the deterioration of their mental health such as gender based violence and raise awareness on how the law protects women who are faced with such issues. Additionally we offer free legal services for these women.
We empower women with knowledge of their rights as women in Zimbabwe.
Additionally we offer family law assistance to our women.