PBI-Kenya supports International Women’s Day conference in Nairobi on ending sexual and gender-based violence

The Peace Brigades International-Kenya Project helped develop the Toolkit for WHRDs in Nairobi’s Urban Settlements in 2016. The Toolkit Organizers network grew out of that. The network is comprised of fifteen women human rights defenders (WHRDs) from the urban settlements of Kibera, Langata, Kawangaware, Mukuru and Mathare. On International Women’s Read more…

PBI-Kenya calls for release of four human rights defenders arrested in front of Ugandan embassy in Nairobi ahead of election

Photo from HAKI Africa. On January 13, the Peace Brigades International-Kenya Project tweeted: “We express concern regarding the arrest of human rights defenders HAKI Africa ED Hussein Khalid, Waithera Beatrice, Yassah Musa, and Ojiro Odhiambo today and urge for their release.” While still in detention, Khalid tweeted: “A threat to Read more…

PBI releases new 14-minute documentary on police executions, social justice and the human right to water in Nairobi

The Peace Brigades International-Kenya Project and Peace Brigades International-United Kingdom have just released a new 14-minute documentary titled Ghetto Justice. That documentary can be seen by clicking here. It raises many issues including mobilizing for social justice, the human right to water, and police killings in the informal settlements of Read more…

PBI-Kenya supports murals on child pregnancies to help communicate messages of change

“Niache Nisome” translates as “Let me pursue my education”. On October 26, the Peace Brigades International-Kenya Project posted: “Murals are effective in communicating messages of change.” “These last weeks, the Women Human Rights Defenders Toolkit Organizers have been using murals to address the rise in child pregnancies during Covid-19.” “To Read more…

PBI-Kenya supports community discussions on teenage pregnancies in Nairobi’s informal settlements during the pandemic

The Peace Brigades International-Kenya Project has noted that there has been a sharp increase in teenage pregnancies in Kenya during the Covid-19 pandemic. PBI-Kenya has highlighted: “Child pregnancies are closely linked to sexual and gender-based violence (SGBV) and put the health of girls at risk, have negative socio-economic effects and Read more…

PBI-Kenya holds trainings on the security situation for human rights defenders in Nairobi

In June, PBI-Kenya carried out a collaborative risk baseline assessment with sixteen Social Justice Centres that identified gaps that needed to be addressed to enhance the security of human rights defenders. Then in September, PBI-Kenya discussed digital security for HRDs, including safe communication platforms and social media presence. In their Read more…