PBI-Spanish State hosts events with defenders from Mexico and Kenya in Santander, Reinosa, Torrelavega and Maliaño

Photo of public forum in Santander by El Faradio. Peace Brigades International-Spanish State (Estado Español) is hosting a visit by defenders from Mexico and Kenya to Santander, Reinosa, Torrelavega and Maliaño/Camargo, cities in Cantabria, an autonomous province in northern Spain. (Photo, left to right): Jacinter Agunja (WHRD Toolkit Organizer), Diana Read more…

PBI-Kenya project officer Florence Mwikali and WHRD Toolkit Organizer Jecinter Agunja on advocacy tour

Photo (left to right): PBI-Kenya project officer Florence Mwikali, UN Human Rights Officer, WHRD Toolkit Organizer Jecinter Agunja. On October 12, PBI-Kenya tweeted: “The first stop on our international advocacy tour that started this week, is #Switzerland. Jecinter Agunja, #WHRD Toolkit Organiser, together with PBI Kenya’s Florence met with the Read more…

PBI-Kenya provides safety and security workshops in the lead up to the August 9 presidential election

An election will take place in Kenya this coming Tuesday August 9. It is expected that 22.1 million registered Kenyans will go to the polls to elect the country’s fifth president and successor to the incumbent Uhuru Kenyatta. The Peace Brigades International-Kenya Project has been providing workshops on safety and Read more…

PBI-Kenya accompanies Ruaraka Social Justice Centre as safety measures developed for August election

On Facebook, PBI-Kenya added: “The training took participants thorough status review of Ruaraka SJC during the campaign period, risk assessment, safety measures, roles and responsibilities of each member at the center, development of policies and protocols, and emergency planning.” The general election is scheduled for August 9, 2022. Following the Read more…

PBI-Kenya accompanies Mothers of Victims and Survivors Network march for peaceful elections and against police violence

On June 23, PBI-Kenya tweeted: In the lead-up to the march, the Mothers Network also tweeted: The general election is scheduled for August 9, 2022. Following the 2017 election, Human Rights Watch stated: “The elections were marred by serious human rights violations by Kenyan security forces, who used excessive force to Read more…

PBI-Kenya visits Kiambiu and Ruaraka in Nairobi for discussions on defending human rights

On May 19, PBI-Kenya tweeted: “We visited @KiambiuJustice [Kiambiu Justice & Information Network – KIJIN] to know their offices and discussed their vision, structure, and #humanrights issues in Kiambiu. Congratulations on the work with the #youth and thank you for sharing your experiences as an #HRD.” Kiambiu is an informal Read more…

PBI-Kenya accompanies march in Nairobi demanding an end to femicide and justice for Elizabeth Ibrahim Ekaru

PBI-Kenya outside the Supreme Court of Kenya in Nairobi, January 11. On January 12, PBI-Kenya tweeted: “Yesterday #WHRDs and #HRDs across Kenya demonstrated against the increase in femicide and violence against women in Kenya, after the murder of #WHRD Elizabeth Ekaru.” Elizabeth Ibrahim Ekaru was murdered on January 3 in Read more…

PBI-Kenya shocked by killing of land rights activist Elizabeth Ibrahim Ekaru, calls on government to protect WHRDs

Photo: Elizabeth Ibrahim Ekaru On January 5, PBI-Kenya tweeted: “We are shocked by the killing of Elizabeth Ibrahim Ekaru on Monday 3 January. We urge the government of #Kenya to conduct thorough investigations into her killing and to protect #HRDs #WHRDs.” Ekaru, who was 47 years old, was a renowned Read more…