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Areas of Expertise
Law and Human Rights

    Lucy Chivasa holds a Bachelor’s in Law from the University of Zimbabwe and a Masters in Constitutional and Human Rights Law from Midlands State University in Gweru, Zimbabwe. She has worked to enhance youth empowerment and conflict resolution for many years. She started her career as a moderator for the Harare Youth Empowerment Program, which uses sustained dialogue as a form of conflict resolution. Ms. Chivasa currently works as a lawyer for the Legal Resources Foundation, one of the largest human rights NGOs in Zimbabwe, representing low income and juvenile criminal offenders in court to ensure that all people have access to representation and fair trials. She also facilitates workshops for judicial officers, police offices, traditional leaders, and elected officers to ensure compliance with donor contractual obligations. Ms. Chivasa hopes the Humphrey Fellowship program improves her knowledge of human rights advocacy, and provides her with additional tools to help her improve human rights in Zimbabwe.