The Government Of Kenya Hosts Minorities And Marginalized Groups

The Government Of Kenya Hosts Minorities And Marginalized Groups

Indigenous people are classified as minorities under international law. Because they share a non-dominant status in the society in which they live, indigenous people are regarded as minorities. They might have different cultures, dialects, or religious beliefs than prevailing populations. According to UN data, minorities make up between 10 and 20 percent of the global…

Access to Justice in Kenya Through Alternative Dispute Resolution

Access to Justice in Kenya Through Alternative Dispute Resolution

Kenyans have experienced substantial advancements in the promotion and protection of human rights, gender equality, and access to justice since the adoption of a new constitution in 2010. Nonetheless, the country’s long-term prosperity and increased public trust in the court remain critical priorities that necessitate continual improvements. The system, which provides elders and religious leaders…

An Indigenous Peoples' Perspective on Climate Justice

Indigenous Peoples’ Perspective On Climate Justice

Many of the world’s leading experts have identified climate change as the “defining issue of our time,” and the prediction for the earth’s natural survival is grave. The UN secretary-general António Guterres has described humanity’s “war on nature” as “senseless and suicidal,” and sustainability goals “cannot be met by current trajectories.” The term “climate justice”…

Indigenous People Land Rights Should Be Protected

Indigenous People Land Rights Should Be Protected

The inclusion of Indigenous peoples in global policy processes such as the Paris Agreement demonstrates a rising recognition of their knowledge, rights, and critical responsibilities in environmental conservation. Indigenous people desire acknowledgement for their contributions to the long-term management of their lands – recognition for the fact that they have been and continue to be…

75th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights

The Samburu Women Trust (SWT) joins the global community in celebrating Human Rights Day on December 10, the 75th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR). In 1948, the United Nations General Assembly declared December 10 as International Day of Peace. It stated unequivocally that human rights are universal and not optional. Human…

Kenya: A women-only village is a sisterhood of support

“I kept walking and walking, not knowing where I was going,” recalls Napaishai.* “All I knew is that I needed to get away from my husband, who continuously harassed me throughout our three-year marriage.” Napaishai was married at age 12 to her 40-year-old husband.   Kenya’s drought aggravated an already tense situation for Napaishai. All the…

Girls And Women Are Speaking Out Against FGM

Girls And Women Are Speaking Out Against FGM

FGM has affected at least 200 million girls and women living in 31 countries today. Female genital mutilation (FGM) is defined as “any non-medical treatments involving partial or entire removal of the female external genitalia or other harm to the female genital organs.” FGM is a violation of the human rights of girls and women.…

Women And Girls Have Untapped Potential

The progress and prosperity of any nation is dependent on its citizens having equal rights, opportunities, and ability to define their own future. Ensure that girls attain their full potential is not just an ethical obligation, but also a strategic imperative. The status of women and girls, as well as economic wealth, are intimately intertwined.…