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You Will Not Be Charged to Acquire a P3 Form

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April 15, 2019
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No medical facility or police officer should charge you to obtain a P3 form. The Court in its ruling noted that the Poliuce Charter states P3 as a free document. It has further been established that there are some police stations who are in compliance with the charter and give the form free of charge.     Read More

A New Tool for HRDs to Reclaim Spaces

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April 12, 2019
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Our partners from Netherlands are currently developing a tool to allow you and other human rights defenders around the world to engage with policymakers, political authorities and legislatures on a more equal basis. We envision the tool as a multi-functional interactive platform which will help you build capacities, build networks and use evidence-based policy influencing to multiply the impact of     Read More

PRWG-K WELCOMES THE APPOINTMENT OF INCOMING INSPECTOR GENERAL OF THE NATIONAL POLICE SERVICE.

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April 5, 2019
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5TH APRIL 2019 We, the undersigned members of The Police Reforms Working Group-Kenya (PRWG-K) congratulate Mr. Hillary Mutyambai on his appointment as the 3rd Inspector General of the National Police Service. In particular, the PRWG-K wishes the incoming Inspector General of Police (I.G.P.) success as he takes on the reigns of leadership of the National     Read More

Kenya Establishes a National Committee on International and Regional Human Rights Obligations

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April 3, 2019
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The government of Kenya has established an intergovernmental committee on human rights that will be tasked to advise the government on measures necessary to comply with its international and regional human rights obligations and specifically to co-ordinate and prepare reports to and engage with international and regional human rights mechanisms (including treaty bodies, the universal     Read More

UN Human Rights Council Adopts a Resolution to Recognize the Contribution of Environmental HRDs to The Enjoyment of Human Rights.

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March 20, 2019
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In a resolution (A/HRC/40/L.22/Rev.1) on recognizing the contribution of environmental human rights defenders to the enjoyment of human rights, environmental protection and sustainable development, , the Council expresses grave concern at the situation of environmental human rights defenders around the world, and strongly condemns the killing of and all other human rights violations or abuses     Read More

Defying Culture in Pursuit of Peace

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March 5, 2019
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Grace Lolim is human rights defender from Isiolo County. She is the chair of Isiolo Peace Committee and heads various peace initiatives in the county. Isiolo being a patriarchal county, she has defied the odds to bring cohesion between different communities in the area. She does not only pursue peace but also gender equality in     Read More

Call For Nominations- Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights Award Nominations 2019

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January 28, 2019
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Deadline: 31 January 2019 Eligibility Persons and organizations working non-violently to promote and protect human rights of any race, creed, religion, nationality, gender, or sexual orientation are eligible for the Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights Award. Nominees must not be part of a government institution or have an official role within a political party, although     Read More

Opportunities!!

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January 14, 2019
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Job Senior Program Officer, Sexual Health and Rights (Africa) Location of Position New York, NY, Kenya, or Uganda Reporting Relationship Director, Sexual Health and Rights ABOUT AJWS American Jewish World Service (AJWS) is the leading Jewish organization working to pursue justice and fight poverty in the developing world. By supporting hundreds of social change organizations     Read More

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

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December 19, 2018
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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)     Read More

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

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December 3, 2018
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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     Read More

Shelter City Netherlands: Call for temporary relocation in 2019

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November 14, 2018
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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.     Read More

HUMAN RIGHTS DEFENDER OF THE YEAR AWARD 2018

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November 12, 2018
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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,     Read More
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