Faith Kasina to speak on Peace Brigades International webinar about police violence, October 30

Faith Kasina is the co-convener of the Social Justice Centres Working Group (Uhai Wetu), the co-founder and coordinator of the Kayole Community Justice Centre in Nairobi, Kenya, and is a field assistant with the Peace Brigades International-Kenya Project. She will be speaking on the Peace Brigades International-organized webinar: Police violence Read more…

PBI to Human Rights Council: “Police violence has continued to be a daily experience in Kenya.”

On September 30, Peace Brigades International-Switzerland Advocacy Coordinator Kim-Mai Vu presented on the human rights situation in Kenya during the Universal Periodic Review (UPR) general debate at the United Nations Human Rights Council in Geneva. She stated: “We welcome the important contributions to the UPR of Kenya. Due to Covid-19 Read more…

“PBI was a true introduction to the meaning of solidarity”: Justin Mohammed on his time as a PBI volunteer in Kenya

As Peace Brigades International approaches its 40th anniversary in 2021, we are sharing the reflections of past volunteers from Canada who accompanied at-risk defenders in various PBI project countries over the years. Justin Mohammed, who now lives in Ottawa, accompanied defenders through the Peace Brigades International-Kenya Project in 2015-16. Justin Read more…

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…