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September 16, 2017

“We’re not just here to learn – we can lead too”: young women human rights defenders speak out

Young activists from four continents talk about their local struggles and what motivates them. Millennials often get a bad rap, accused of being politically apathetic and […]
September 16, 2017

Awuor Ayiecho – THERE’S A SHRINKING SPACE FOR HUMAN RIGHTS DEFENDERS, BUT LIFE GETS BETTER WITH CHANGE “

It all began on the corridors of Kenya’s Nairobi University. A colleague of Awuor Aiyecho from Kenya Model United Nations asked her to attend a training workshop, […]
September 9, 2017

GOING BEYOND THE STAGE TO PROMOTE COMMUNITY ACTIVISM

She is perhaps best recognized for her roles on stage, but Mercy Odondo is just more than an actress. She is a human rights activist. She […]
August 25, 2017

Hopeful and relentless in pursuit of human rights and justice

Tima Mohamed is a human rights defender, working in Likoni Ward, Mombasa County, along Kenya’s coast popular with tourists. Despite wealth generated by tourism, Likoni also […]
August 18, 2017

BRAVE HUMAN RIGHTS DEFENDER IN FOCUS: RAMA

Who is Rama? When and where was he born? How do you describe yourself? I am a GOD fearing father and husband. I do not support […]

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