Human Rights Trust of Southern Africa (SAHRIT)

ECOSOC Status: None
Type: NGO working on Crime
Address: 12 Ceres Road, Avondale
P O Box CY 2448
Causeway
Harare
ZIMBABWE
Country: Zimbabwe
Region: Eastern Africa
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Areas:
  • Anti-Corruption
Short description:
SAHRIT has been in existence for the last ten years and have played a critical role in the anti-corruption discourse in the SADC region, with the notable achievement of having been instrumental in the development of the SADC Protocol against Corruption. SAHRIT has also been working very closely with the SADC secretariat, policymakers and anti-corruption agencies in the region.

SAHRIT at present serves as secretariat to the Southern African Forum Agaisnt Corruption (SAFAC) which is a network of the anti-corruption agencies in the region, mandated to build capacity of these institutions to effectively fight corruption.

Work with policymakers has been focused at influencing reform and this has, and continues to be done through roundtable meetings.

Though focused on SADC, SAHRIT's work both in anti-corruption and Human Rights (which is the organizations core business) has endeavored to also focus on other regional and international efforts being made.
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