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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

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

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November 7, 2018
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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     Read More

Midwifing the African Women Human Rights Defenders’ Platform

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November 6, 2018
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In July 2018, Urgent Action Fund Africa (UAF-Africa) brought together forty-five women human rights defenders (WHRDs) from across Africa and the diaspora to discuss the possibility of creating a platform that would facilitate more durable ways of supporting WHRDs and feminists working on the front line of social justice movements. National Coalition of Human Rights     Read More

NAIROBI HUMAN RIGHTS DEFENDERS NETWORK CAPACITY AUDIT REPORT

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November 2, 2018
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EXECUTIVE SUMMARY Based on key findings, some issues emerged in the report. First, majority of the Human Rights Defenders (HRDs) in Nairobi County have tertiary education, most are engaged in self- employment, and 80% are affiliated to organisation which are pro-human rights defenders and 69% do not have regular income. Secondly, the work of human     Read More

Statement on the Operating Environment of Human Rights Defenders in Kenya- ACHPR 63 Ordinary session

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October 25, 2018
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63rd Ordinary Session of the Africa Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights Banjul, Gambia   Public Session; Human Rights Situation in Africa 25th October 2018 Statement by NATIONAL COALITION OF HUMAN RIGHTS DEFENDERS-KENYA (NCHRD-K) Madame Chairperson, distinguished Commissioners, State Delegates, representatives of NHRIs and NGOs.   On behalf of the National Coalition of Human Rights     Read More

International Human Rights Training Program

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October 18, 2018
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The International Human Rights Training Program (IHRTP) is an internationally recognized intensive three week training program.Held in Montreal, Canada every June, the IHRTP is a world leading program on human rights education.  It is the only training in the world specifically dedicated to building the capacity and skills of human rights educators. The program is     Read More

Opportunity for Journalists to work with IMLU

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September 28, 2018
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ENGAGING MEDIA PRACTITIONERS IN ADDRESSING TORTURE, VIOLENCE AND DISCRIMINATION AND HUMAN RIGHTS IN KENYA About Us The Independent Medico-Legal Unit (IMLU) is a governance, health and human rights non-profit organization, whose vision is A Just World Free from Torture. Our work is underpinned by a holistic approach involving litigation, medical and psychosocial rehabilitation of survivors     Read More

Nobel Peace Prize for Human Rights Defenders

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September 14, 2018
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Over 200 organisations from all over the world have signed on to this open letter endorsing the Nobel Peace Prize for the global community of Human Rights Defenders. The release of the open letter is accompanied by a public petition: Human Rights Defenders for the Nobel Peace Prize, which can be signed here.     Read More
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