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SEEKING NEW PARTNERSHIPS WITH UNIVERSITIES

SEEKING NEW PARTNERSHIPS WITH UNIVERSITIES

AIK is rolling out a countrywide program to support universities as venues for engagement between faculty and students through public debates and trainings, while also encouraging them to join Amnesty International’s global family as members. The debates will also promote experiential learning and understanding of practical dimensions of human rights issues by creating opportunities for students, faculty and Kenya’s community leaders...

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CELEBRATING LAWYERS, UPLIFTING COMMUNITIES

CELEBRATING LAWYERS, UPLIFTING COMMUNITIES

Amnesty International Kenya,The East African Centre for Human Rights and Law Society Of Kenya,now in its second year holds  the Pro Bono Jurist of the Year Awards on International Human Rights Day on 10th December. The Pro Bono Awards honors and celebrates outstanding contribution of pro Bono lawyers that have excelled in litigating on the economic and social rights.The Pro bono Jurist...

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A DAY FOR WOMEN,A DAY FOR THE WORLD

A DAY FOR WOMEN,A DAY FOR THE WORLD

Celebrated annually since 1908 on March 8,  Women's Day is the global day connecting women around the world and inspiring them to achieve their full potential. The day provides an opportunity to celebrate the progress that has been made in advancing the rights of women and to reflect on the challenges and barriers that many women still face today. The Canadian High Commission in partnership...

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A CELEBRATION OF SEXUAL & REPRODUCTIVE RIGHTS

A CELEBRATION OF SEXUAL & REPRODUCTIVE RIGHTS

In July 2014, Amnesty International Kenya conducted the 4th annual regional HRE festival for high schools in Kisii County. The theme of the day was Respect my Body which was based on the My body My Rights global campaign,which focusses one one's sexual & reproductive rights. The festival brought together 10 Secondary Schools, with over 300 students and teachers congregating to show...

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COLLABORATION EQUALS CHANGE

COLLABORATION EQUALS CHANGE

Amnesty International Kenya works on the principle of equal partnership: plans are developed and decisions are made based on mutual respect and agreement. Each plan and activity is planned, implemented, and reviewed through consultation. At the same time, Amnesty International Kenya works actively with the police to provide information about human rights frameworks and practices. Through its activities engaging with slum based...

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31 Youth From Kisumu Graduate After An Intensive 7-Phase Sensitization Project on Human Rights and Policing

31 Youth From Kisumu Graduate After An Intensive 7-Phase Sensitization Project on Human Rights and Policing

Amnesty International Kenya in partnership with the Canadian fund for local initiatives, embarked on a project to educate the youth of Kisumu on human rights issues, with an emphasis on Police-Community relations. Thirty-one youth from the suburbs and slums of Kisumu were competitively selected to undertake the intensive three-month training program, and on completion, were tasked with the mandate of...

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Good News: City Cotton Squatter Get Sh84 Million For Forced Eviction

Good News: City Cotton Squatter Get Sh84 Million For Forced Eviction

Residents of City Cotton are celebrating as lady Justice Mumbi Ngugi ruled in their favour following their forceful eviction on 10 May 2013. Moi Educational Center who is the respondent was slapped with general damages of Kshs. 150,000 for 336 petitioners totalling to Kshs. 50,400,000. The Government was slapped with general damages of Kshs. 100,000 for 336 petitioners totalling to Kshs. 33,600,000/-. The...

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