Oxfam, Fahamu and the State of the Union Coalition (SOTU) have pleasure in inviting you to a breakfast celebrating the launch of the first country report under Oxfam's Raising Her Voice project analysing the implementation in Kenya of the Protocol on the Rights of Women in Africa.
The Community Immersion and Dialogue in Mwea Irrigation Scheme was the 2nd in a series of Monthly dialogues conducted under Fahamu's Pan African Fellowship Programme(FPAP).The session took place from 26th -29th August 2014.
This is part of a speech and a collection of pictures including pictures taken during the launch of Black History month at the United States International University in Kenya, where the speech was given. The speech was made by Prof. PLO Lumumba an associate Professor of Public Law.
Evelyn Mkite is a fellow based in Cheptais location in the Mt Elgon region in Bungoma County. Her activism work revolves around fighting against child labour in Cheptais with the intent of keeping children in school.In the Mt Elgon region there has been an upsurge of school dropping-out over the last couple of years.
In the month of May Kiama Kaara introduced discourse on the concept of the commons. From this interaction the fellows were able to learn that Social Justice advocates for the Common goods of life. The fellows also appreciated the fact that the commons of the world are being unjustly held in the hands of a few at the expense of the many.
An interaction with John Njehia, a fellow with the FPAF, will immediately reveal his keen sense of purpose in the work he does – advocacy for the urban poor in the ensuring of security of land tenure and proper housing. His area of focus is largely in Nairobi’s Mathare ‘informal settlement’ schemes. John is an active member of the Muungano Wa Wanavijiji, Federation of Slum Dwellers, movement.
The Adilisha program will be holding a movement building boot camp for activists’ from social justice movements and organisations in Lesotho, Namibia, Zambia, Zimbabwe and Malawi.The boot camp being held in Lusaka, Zambia from May 12 to 17 will facilitate activists' consciousness of their context from a deep analysis and connect what they are doing to the bigger picture or vision of social change they seek to achieve.
Ruth Mumbi has been nominated for this years Front Line Award for Human Rights Defenders at Risk. The award is to recognise outstanding contributions made by human rights activists. Ruth is one of six nominees selected from a total of 90 nominations.
Two of her fellow nominees are currently in prison. Congratulations go to Ruth.