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Race against Extinction: The Plight of Sengwer Indigenous Women and HRDs in Embobut Forest

The Sengwer are a minority and marginalized hunter-gatherer indigenous community who occupy present-day West Pokot, Trans-Nzoia, and Elgeyo Marakwet Counties. Over the years, the Kenyan government, through the Kenya Forest Service (KFS) and other security agencies has made attempts to evict the indigenous group from their land in Embobut forest under the guise of forest

Winners of the 2018 Human Rights Defenders of the Year Award 2018 Announced

  PRESS RELEASE WINNERS OF THE 2018 HUMAN RIGHTS DEFENDERS AWARDS ANNOUNCED 30 November 2018 – Nairobi, Kenya. The National Coalition of Human Rights Defenders – Kenya (NCHRD-K) and the Working Group on Human Rights Defenders announced today the winners of the 2018 Human Rights Defenders awards during a ceremony held in Nairobi at the

Shelter City Netherlands: Call for temporary relocation in 2019

Justice and Peace Netherlands is launching a new call for human rights defenders at risk to participate in the Shelter City initiative around March 2019. The deadline to apply is 30 November 2018.  Shelter City offers human rights defenders (HRDs) at risk a possibility for rest and respite by letting them escape temporarily from a threatening situation.

HUMAN RIGHTS DEFENDER OF THE YEAR AWARD 2018

Introduction 10th December 2018 marks the 70th anniversary of Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) which recognises the inherent dignity of all members of the human family is the foundation of freedom, justice and peace in the world’. As we mark this special milestone, we cannot forget to mention the individuals who play a critical,

Young and Innovative- Using Art and Sports To Advance Human Rights

Defending human rights is a personal call that requires commitment and determination to achieve. Whereas resources are vital in facilitating human rights work, we do not need money to speak out against human rights violations taking place in our sight. Some of the actions are as simple as asking the violator to stop what they

PRESS RELEASE CALLING ON INDIVIDUAL RESPONSIBILITY OF OFFICERS INVOLVED IN EXTRA-JUDICIAL EXECUTIONS

7TH NOVEMBER 2018 TO ALL NEWS EDITORS PRESS RELEASE CALL FOR INDIVIDUAL RESPONSIBILITY OF OFFICERS FOUND CULPABLE OF VIOLATING THE SIXTH SCHEDULE OF THE NPS ACT 2011 We the Police Reforms Working Group-Kenya (PRWG-K), the Social Justice Centre Working Group (SJCWG) and human rights defenders pass our deepest condolences to police officers and civilians who

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