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Demistfying Lesbians, Gay,Bisexuals, Transgender and Intersex (LGBTI)

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May 17th is celebrated all over the word as International Day against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia (IDAHOBIT). The purpose of this day is to raise awareness of violence, discrimination, and repression of LGBTIQ communities worldwide. This day highlights the ongoing challenges experienced by the LGBTIQ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Intersex and Queer) and seek support to bring inclusiveness of all persons in the world through dialogue, media advocacy, policy reviews and public forums.scroll back to top
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NATIONALISM & PHOBIAS: How inequality killed patriotism

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on Monday, 20 April 2015
Equality & Anti-Discrimination

By Laura Maina

Xenophobic violence in South Africa illuminates opens discussion on human rights issues across the globe. Leaders and citizens of different nationalities are condemning the act deemed to be inhuman. The acts of looting, burning, killing of fellow black foreigners in the country has resulted to many states strategizing on evacuation for their citizens from the Durban city.

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Are We Learning the Right Lessons in the War Against Terror?

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on Wednesday, 15 April 2015
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By Andrew Songa- Programme Advisor, Transformative Justice

"The way America changed after 9/11 is the way Kenya will change after Garissa,"- William Ruto, Deputy President of Kenya

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Election Monitoring to Ensure Protection of Rights

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on Monday, 13 April 2015
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By Carol Werunga – Programme Advisor – Electoral Governance

KHRC regularly embarks on elections monitoring under the Transformative Justice Progamme because this process helps to promote and protect the rights of participants in elections. Election monitoring is conducted by KHRC in a bid to:

  • Build public confidence in the electoral processes,
  • Deter manipulation and fraud, and
  • Correct weak practices such as voter bribery and intimidation, discrimination, and violence in the electoral process even when the process itself is still underway.
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Surveillance as a Threat to Human Rights

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on Tuesday, 31 March 2015
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By Andrew Songa- Programme Manager- Transformative Justice

Surveillance and criminal investigations are not supposed to be easy… When someone shows up on your doorstep with a warrant; you do not give them a tour. – Edward Snowden

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A Reflection on the Rights of LGBTI Persons in Kenya

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on Wednesday, 25 March 2015
Equality & Anti-Discrimination
The LGBTI individuals in Kenya continue to be some of the most marginalized and discriminated individuals because of their real or perceived sexual orientation or gender identity.scroll back to top
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Delivering the Women’s Agenda: Beyond the Written

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on Wednesday, 11 March 2015
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The National Action Plan sets out the roles of stakeholders in the Women’s Agenda. It was launched by Cabinet Secretary for Devolution and Planning, Anne Waiguru, on 26 February 2015 at Kasarani Stadium, Nairobi. All partners and leaders present committed to delivering the Women’s Agenda as set out in the Women’s Charter. The launch brought together grassroots peoples, organisations, scholars, national government, county government and international partners working together on the Women’s Agenda.

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Maintain focus on development friendly EPA deal

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on Monday, 18 August 2014
Economic, Social & Cultural Rights.

The East African region has of recent past experienced concerted diplomatic tactic
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Sugarcane Farmers Need COMESA Safeguards

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on Thursday, 27 February 2014
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The recent effort by the Kenyan government to push for an extension of the sugar waiver by common market for eastern and southern Africa (COMESA) is a huge boost to the already vulnerable sugar industry. Some of the conditions that Kenya was advised to meet included lowering the cost of production, privatization of State-owned millers and changing of the cane-selling formula. This is the fourth time Kenya is seeking an extension of the limits on duty free quotas since 2004 despite wavering on changes like privatization which would have made millers stand up better to competition. For Kenyan competitors such as Malawi, Zimbabwe, Egypt and Mauritius, they have developed elaborate diversification programs, lowered production costs and have a very high level of efficiency.The recent effort by the Kenyan government to push for an extension of the sugar waiver by common market for eastern and southern Africa (COMESA) is a huge boost to the already vulnerable sugar industry. Some of the conditions that Kenya was advised to meet included lowering the cost of production, privatization of State-owned millers and changing of the cane-selling formula. This is the fourth time Kenya is seeking an extension of the limits on duty free quotas since 2004 despite wavering on changes like privatization which would have made millers stand up better to competition. For Kenyan competitors such as Malawi, Zimbabwe, Egypt and Mauritius, they have developed elaborate diversification programs, lowered production costs and have a very high level of efficiency.The recent effort by the Kenyan government to push for an extension of the sugar waiver by common market for eastern and southern Africa (COMESA) is a huge boost to the already vulnerable sugar industry. Some of the conditions that Kenya was advised to meet included lowering the cost of production, privatization of State-owned millers and changing of the cane-selling formula. This is the fourth time Kenya is seeking an extension of the limits on duty free quotas since 2004 despite wavering on changes like privatization which would have made millers stand up better to competition. For Kenyan competitors such as Malawi, Zimbabwe, Egypt and Mauritius, they have developed elaborate diversification programs, lowered production costs and have a very high level of efficiency.The recent effort by the Kenyan government to push for an extension of the sugar waiver by common market for eastern and southern Africa (COMESA) is a huge boost to the already vulnerable sugar industry. Some of the conditions that Kenya was advised to meet included lowering the cost of production, privatization of State-owned millers and changing of the cane-selling formula. This is the fourth time Kenya is seeking an extension of the limits on duty free quotas since 2004 despite wavering on changes like privatization which would have made millers stand up better to competition. For Kenyan competitors such as Malawi, Zimbabwe, Egypt and Mauritius, they have developed elaborate diversification programs, lowered production costs and have a very high level of efficiency.

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Provincial Administration stifles ministries, departments and agencies (MDAs)

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on Friday, 16 March 2012
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The President’s refusal to assent the County Governments Bill, 2011 is a blessing that places Provincial Administration (PA) in the limelight for a critical look at its structure, purpose and what role it has played in Kenya’s development.

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