PBI-Kenya discusses digital security with human rights defenders at monthly mandazi meeting

On September 21, the Peace Brigades International-Kenya Project posted: “In our #MonthlyMandaziMeeting we discussed digital security for human rights defenders, including safe communication platforms and social media presence.” A mandazi is a fried snack, like a doughnut, only triangular and far less sweet. Mandazis are always had with tea and Read more…

PBI-Kenya discusses safety and security with human rights defenders from Social Justice Centres in Nairobi

On September 8, the Peace Brigades International-Kenya Project posted: “We visited human rights defenders of different Social Justice Centers and discussed safety and security for HRDs [human rights defenders] and the concerns of their communities.” PBI-Kenya adds: “This is part of the Increased Capacities, Stronger Networks project.” PBI-Kenya has previously Read more…

PBI-Kenya and Social Justice Working Group bring security concerns of communities to meeting with Peace Cop Kenya

On August 18, the Peace Brigades International-Kenya Project posted: “Yesterday, PBI-Kenya and the Social Justice Centres Working Group [the collective leadership of 24 social justice centres across Kenya] met with Peace Cop [a peace building program of the Administration Police Kenya] to discuss the security concerns of communities, community dialogues, Read more…

Toolkit Organizers meet in Kawangware to discuss strategies for the elimination of sexual and gender-based violence

On August 10, the Peace Brigades International-Kenya Project posted on Facebook: “The Women Human Rights Defenders Toolkit Organizers met today in Kawangware urban settlement to discuss sexual and gender-based violence as well as a joint strategy to contribute to the elimination of SGBV.” Human Rights Watch has noted: “Violence is Read more…

Editar Ochieng among 56+ people arrested at protest against police violence in Nairobi, Kenya

On July 7, the Peace Brigades International-Kenya Project tweeted: “We express our concern about the arrests of various human rights defenders including @happyolal @UhaiWetu and @oeditar @feminist_centre @TOsWHRDs and the use of teargas against the protesters during today’s #SabaSabaMarch4ourlives.” One of those arrested, Editar Ochieng, took part in the PBI-United Read more…

PBI-Kenya draws attention to police violence in Kenya in the wake of global protests against the killing of George Floyd

On June 15, the Peace Brigades International-Kenya Project shared an opinion piece from the Kenyan newspaper The Star titled Police must stop killing, maiming the poor. Joseph Kariuki writes: “The world’s attention amid COVID-19 shifted overnight to police brutality with #ICantBreath hashtag trending for days after the horrific killing of Read more…