Monthly Archives: April 2015

Official NCHRD-K Strategic Plan 2015-2019

This Strategic Plan marks an important milestone for the National Coalition of Human Rights Defenders-Kenya (NCHRD-K). Being the first one since the organization was established, the Plan provides NCHRDK- with a roadmap for the next five years (2015—2019). It commits NCHRD-K to set targets and deliverables upon which it can assess its impact. OFFICIAL NCHRD-K STRATEGIC PLAN 2015 -2019 (PDF)

Court rules for registration of National Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission

The judiciary in upholding the freedom of association provided for under article 36 of the Constitution of Kenya entered a landmark ruling, on 27th April 2015, for the National Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission. Eric Gitari, the Executive Director of the National Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission moved to court asking it to

Human Rights Defender, Phyllis Omido, Awarded Goldman Environmental Prize

HRD Phyllis Omido, the founder of the Centre for Justice Governance and Environmental Action, has faced numerous challenges in the course of her advocacy work against state and non-state actors who have for years violated the socio economic rights of the neighbouring communities by exposing them to lead poisoning. Ms. Omido, has worked closely with

Kenyan CSOs offices raided by Government officials

In the past few days CSOs in Kenya that are critical of government human rights practices during the fight against terrorism in Kenya have been under siege. While announcing measures to combat terrorism and radicalization of youth in Kenya, the government have publicized a list of individuals and organizations that the state claimed supported terrorism

Human Rights Organisations are not terrorist organizations

We the Civil Society Organisations take this opportunity to express our deepest condolences to all affected by the heinous terrorist attack at the Garissa University College on 2nd April 2015. We strongly condemn this act and the despicable attempts to cultivate religious and ethnic tensions within Kenyan society. As we come to terms with the

Urgent Appeal in relation to two human rights NGOs based in Kenya

The East and Horn of Africa Human Rights Defenders Project (EHAHRDP), the National Coalition for Human Rights Defenders-­‐Kenya (NCHRDs-­‐K), and Human Rights Agenda (HURIA) are jointly submitting this urgent appeal for your consideration, in relation to the ongoing targeting, by the Kenyan government and its security forces, of two respected Kenyan human rights organisations. UNSR Appeal

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