18 January 2024
Social Justice Centers Traveling Theatre won Upcoming HRD of the Year Award, during the Annual HRD Awards
21 December 2023
PBI-Kenya board chairperson Naomi Barasa during a speaker tour in the UK
28 November 2023
The Police Reforms Working Group- Kenya, on 28 November 2023, issued a statement in response to the report of the National Taskforce on Improvement of Terms and Conditions of Service and other reforms for members of the National Police Service and Kenya Prisons Service. They deemed the report welcome, but short on human rights and community policing.
25 October 2023
Meeting with HRDs and experts working in Kilifi
3 July 2023
In June, PBI made an oral statement at the 53rd Human Rights Council Session during the Interactive Dialogue on Violence against women and girls. We raised concern about the situation of women and girls and Women Human Rights Defenders in Kenya and Guatemala. On Kenya, the statement reads:
30 June 2023
In June PBI drew the attention of the United Nations Human Rights Council to extrajudicial executions committed in Colombia, Honduras and Kenya.About Kenya, the full statement reads:
30 May 2023
PBI published its 2022 International Annual Review, reflecting upon the challenges facing environmental and human rights defenders around the world, and the impact of their work and PBI’s activities in Latin America, Kenya, Nepal and Indonesia.The increased militarisation of public security and widespread smearing of defenders were two of the dynamics that affected the ability of activists to work effectively across the regions and communities where PBI operates.
18 May 2023
A vital aspect of the Toolkit Organisers network is sharing knowledge between HRDs. This week, Junia shared best practices on effective campaigning as an advocacy strategy and supported the team in practically creating a vision and problem identification.In 2022, Junia attended a Fellowship for human rights defenders at Dundee University. He worked on well-being and expanded his networks and knowledge of best practices in advocacy. Upon his return, he shared his experiences with the Toolkit Organisers in the session.
12 May 2023
To be safe and effective in defending human rights it is important to know the context you work in.
9 May 2023
The WHRD Toolkit Organizers network has been active since 2016. Last year, several members started a community-based organisation, ‘Toolkit Organizers CBO’. With support from PBI Kenya they held a workshop on Organization Development and Structure Strengthening (ODSS). The Toolkit Organizers brought out the need to strengthen the CBO's structure and systems. The workshop contributed to the capacity to handle internal and external relationships for greater impact. They touched on leadership, governance and financial resource management.