Justice for Children

Harare, Zimbabwe
Joined March 2015
Presence in: Zimbabwe
Focus: Citizenship & Identification, Criminal Justice, Education, Family, Gender-based violence, Other

Justice for Children is an organisation of lawyers that was formed in 2002 in response to the increasing legal challenges that children faced after the death of their parents due to HIV/AIDS. JCT works in communities through community paralegals (both adults and child/youth facilitators) who provide basic legal aid in their communities. Its vision is ‘A Zimbabwe in which all children have access to justice and enjoy their human rights’

JCT ensures access to justice and the enjoyment of human rights by all children below the age of 18 years through;
i. The provision of legal aid to children in difficult circumstances
ii. Empowering children and adults on child protection laws, child rights and responsibilities, and
iii. Research and advocacy on issues affecting children and reform