Dewa Mavhinga is a 29 year old Zimbabwean Human Rights Lawyer with extensive experience in pro bono work. Dewa holds a Bachelor of Laws Honours Degree from the University of Zimbabwe and a Masters degree in International Human Rights Law from Essex University, United Kingdom. Dewa was first involved in pro bono work as a law student at the University of Zimbabwe where he participated in the University legal aid clinic which gave pro bono legal advice to people who could not afford legal presentation around the capital of Harare.
From 2001 Dewa helped set up novel pro bono scheme for a women’s rights organization (Zimbabwe Women Lawyers Association) – the mobile legal aid clinic. This involved driving to rural areas twice a month to offer legal aid services to needy rural communities. The scheme has since become successful, and now replicated in several provinces of the country. Dewa also consults extensively for international human rights organizations working on Zimbabwe and has toured several European universities as human rights law guest lecturer on Zimbabwe.