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Perception Survey on Communication Surveillance and Privacy of Human Rights Defenders in Kenya

The right to privacy is a fundamental right protected in law across the world including Kenya as stipulated in the Bill of Rights in the 2010 Constitution. It is essential to the protection of human dignity and serves as the foundation upon which many other rights are built. Privacy denotes “that area of individual autonomy

Call for nominations for the 2019 Front Line Defenders Award for Human Rights Defenders at Risk.

Front Line Defenders is currently accepting nominations for the 2019 Front Line Defenders Award for Human Rights Defenders at Risk. As 2019 marks the 50th anniversary of the seminal Stonewall uprising which led to the global movement of LGBT+ Pride marches, the 2019 Front Line Defenders Award will prioritise honouring the work of human rights defenders (HRDs)

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.


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,

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