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Call For Expression of Interest by CRECO

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August 6, 2018
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CRECO is currently implementing a project ‘Promoting Agricultural extension services in Baringo and West Pokot Counties with an aim of increasing livestock production by enhancing agricultural information through extension services. As a part of this initiative CRECO is seeking to contract a consultant to conduct a model social audit of selected public projects on livestock extension services     Read More

Protection Coordinator (Field based – West and Central Africa)

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July 23, 2018
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Front Line Defenders is seeking an exceptional candidate with significant human rights experience to take on this challenging post based in the region. The Protection Coordinator (Field-based West and Central Africa) will be responsible for maintaining and developing Front Line Defenders’ contacts with human rights defenders in countries in the region, providing rapid response to cases of     Read More

I Defend Rights: Shifting the Narrative about Human Rights Defenders and CSOs

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July 9, 2018
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I Defend Rights: Shifting the Narrative about Human Rights Defenders and Civil Society Globally is a project of the Norwegian Human Rights Fund and Memria.org in collaboration with partners from all over the world (see www.idefendrights.org for more information) with the endorsement of Michel Forst, UN Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights defenders. According to the United     Read More

Scottish Bar International Human Rights Award

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July 9, 2018
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The Faculty of Advocates is pleased to announce the launch of the Scottish Bar International Human Rights Award. The award seeks to recognise the achievements of human rights defenders who work in challenging situations around the world.It is open to human rights lawyers and defenders who are not residents of the UK or Ireland. The     Read More

WHY DEFEND HUMAN RIGHTS?

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July 4, 2018
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Who Is A Human Rights Defender: According to the UN, “There is no strict definition of human rights defenders because they can be anyone who acts at any moment for any human rights. A human rights defender can be a man, a woman, a lawyer, a student, an NGO’s employee, a doctor or any person     Read More

CALL FOR NOMINATIONS: CHILD AND YOUNG HUMAN RIGHTS DEFENDER

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July 2, 2018
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CALL FOR NOMINATIONS: CHILD AND YOUNG HUMAN RIGHTS DEFENDER TO PARTICIPATE IN THE COMMITTEE ON THE RIGHTS OF THE CHILD DAY OF GENERAL DISCUSSION: “PROTECTING AND EMPOWERING CHILDREN AS HUMAN RIGHTS DEFENDERS” Background The 2018 Day of Discussion is the first ever global discussion focusing on children as human rights defenders. The Day of Discussion will take     Read More

Feeling too young to Defend Human Rights?

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June 18, 2018
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A story of  Salma Abdulatif Salma is a 23-year-old lady raised in Mombasa County who is currently pursuing her degree in Business Management (Maritime Option) at the Moi University, Eldoret Campus. She started her human rights work in 2015 and is also the founder and president of Motivational Talks for Youth Organization (MTY); a community     Read More

MEN CAN DEFEND WOMEN RIGHTS TOO- Story of Charles Omwanro

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June 13, 2018
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“Violation of one’s right threatens personal safety and peace. Therefore, if we are unable to prevent human rights violation then we should ensure that justice prevails,” Charles Omwanro, HRD Charles is a Human Rights Defender who champions for the rights of women and children with a focus on prevention and response to gender based violence.     Read More

NOMINATION CALL FOR HUMAN RIGHTS DEFENDERS AWARDS 2018

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May 28, 2018
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INTRODUCTION Civic space in Kenya continues to be under pressure as a range of actions are being directed against the work of Human Rights Defenders (HRD) and Civil Society organizations in Kenya. Physical attacks, criminal and administrative actions, legislative restrictions, negative rhetoric and limitation of human rights have undermined the Constitutional and international protections available     Read More

CALL FOR INTERNSHIP

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April 18, 2018
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POSITION OF PROGRAMMES INTERNS (3) The National Coalition of Human Rights Defenders–Kenya (NCHRD-K) is a national organization incorporated in the Republic of Kenya as a Trust. Its mission is to strengthen the capacity of human rights defenders (HRDs) to work effectively in the country and to reduce their vulnerability to the risk of persecution, through     Read More

SOLIDARITY STATEMENT

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February 23, 2018
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“Closing Space for Civil Society and Media in East Africa: Forging a Collaborative Response” 23 February 2018 (Nairobi, Kenya) We, more than 60 civil society organisation and media representatives from Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda working on human rights, democratic development, transparency, digital media, women and youth empowerment, legal aid, litigation and other issues of public interest     Read More
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