GALZ LGBTI Violations Report

Published: August 12, 2012

Contents

Glossary 1
Acronyms 2
Summary and overview 3
Methodology 5
Legal Framework in Zimbabwe 5
Political Context and Constitutional Reform 10
Homophobia in Zimbabwe’s Media 12
Human Rights Violations Documented by GALZ in 2011 15
Police Abuse, Arbitrary Detention, and Extortion 16
Abuse, Violence, and Extortion in the Community 19
Harassment of Human Rights Defenders Working In Defence
of LGBTI Rights 21
Conclusion 22
Detailed Recommendations 22
To the President and the Prime Minister of Zimbabwe 22
To Zimbabwe’s Ministry of Justice and Legal Affairs 23
To Zimbabwe’s Parliament 24
To the Co-Chairs of the Constitution Select Committee 24

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