News and Announcements

Prof. PLO Lumumba's Speech during the launch of Black History Month at the USIU (Kenya)

ImageThis 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.

Prof. PLO Lumumba's Speech during the launch of Black History Month at the USIU (Kenya)

ImageThis 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.He has lectured law at the University of Nairobi, USIU (Kenya), Widener University USA (Summer School).

Children driven Advocacy – Resisting child labour in Mt Elgon.

Mt. ElgonEvelyn 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.

Looking back - The participatory halfway mark review of the fellowship with the fellows

ReflectionDuring the May workshop the fellows were ask to reflect over their fellowship experience. To this effect the fellows were asked questions regarding the meaning of the fellowship program, what their expectations are, what they are willing to commit to and what needs to improve to make the...

The Commons, Social Movements and Social Justice

ImageIn 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.

Movement building in the fight for secure land tenure and proper housing in Mathare

MuunganoAn 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.

Can Pigs Talk? – Organizing against the greed of elected officials

MpigsCan Pigs Talk? This was the question posed to the Fellows by Dr Steve Ouma during the May workshop.

This was rather interesting considering that one of the fellows, Emily Kwamboka, had been part of the protest match that took their grievances to the very doors of parliament.

Fahamu Movement Building Boot Camp for Activists

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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 Nominated for Front Line Defenders Award

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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.

WE ARE THE SOLUTION Participation in the FIARA Agricultural Fair

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WE ARE THE SOLUTION is a Pan African women campaign for food sovereignty and women access to resources. The WE ARE THE SOLUTION campaign sisters organized a brilliant conference in March 2013, Dakar Sénégal. Four (04) african rural women leaders engaged debate with their mate on issue of peasant seeds, women in agriculture, land grabbing and agro ecological practices for food sovereignty.

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