Provide Hope for 100 Zimbabwean Detainees

by International Bridges to Justice

Summary

This project provides effective legal counsel and legal rights awareness for 100 indigent detainees in Zimbabwe, who are often abused and imprisoned with adult convicts.
$175
total raised
3
donors
0
monthly donors
6
years active

Challenge

Prison conditions continue to be life threatening in Zimbabwe. Shortages of food, water, electricity, clothing, and soap are daily hardships. In 2009, there were approximately 300 juveniles in prison facilities; most of them held in pretrial detention with adult prisoners. They are particularly vulnerable to the effects of poor prison conditions, and local reports indicate numerous complaints of physical and sexual abuse.

Solution

IBJ lawyers mine jail records to find juvenile offenders who have been lost in the legal system. They investigate each case, strive to acquire release on bail for their juvenile clients, and provide committed counsel to expedite their cases.

Long-Term Impact

This project will provide effective legal representation for 100 juveniles - 1/3 of the country’s juvenile prison population - enabling them to reunite with their families and rejoin their schools, and spawning a generation who value rule of law.

Resources

http:/​/​ibj.org/​where-we-work/​africa/​zimbabwe/​
IBJ Blog

Organization Information

International Bridges to Justice

Location: Geneva - Switzerland
Website: http:/​/​www.ibj.org
Project Leader:
Karen Tse
Executive Director
Geneva, CT Switzerland

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