ACHPR: Overview of the Human Rights Situation in the East and Horn of Africa, October 2013– April 2014

To read the full report on the human rights situation in the East and Horn of Africa from October 2013 to April 2014, please click here: EHAHRDP Report to the ACHPR 55th session October 2013- March 2014

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Human Rights Defender of the month: Alex Njenga John

Alex Njenga has always believed in egalitarianism both as a principle and as a tool for justice. As a result, he has always been suspicious of, and at times hostile to social prejudices that treat some people as “more equal than others,” – to use a line from George Orwell’s famed political fable, Animal Farm.

Some of the experiences that have shaped his social and political outlook have been personal. As an adolescent in Kenya’s Uasin Gishu County, Alex was stigmatised and denied healthcare after he identified himself as belonging to Kenya’s sexual orientation and gender identity (SOGI) community.

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