Dewa Mavhinga

Dewa Mavhinga was the Southern Africa Director of Human Rights Watch [HRW].

Before joining HRW he worked in human rights research and advocacy in Zimbabwe, and as Regional Coordinator for the Crisis in Zimbabwe Coalition. In 2012, he founded the Zimbabwe Democracy Institute, a public policy think-tank based in Harare.

He passed away in 2021.



Authoritarianism and Dissent: 21st Century Horizons with Dewa Mavhinga

Dewa Mavhinga, former Southern Africa Director of  Human Rights Watch and former Regional Coordinator for the Crisis in Zimbabwe Coalition, addresses the 2nd Annual Geneva Summit for Human Rights and Democracy – see below for full prepared remarks.   Full remarks   Dewa Mavingha: Thank you and thank you to UN Watch and