Vacancy: Evaluation

EHAHRDP is seeking the services of a consultant to undertake an evaluation of EHAHRDP’s programming in promoting and protecting human rights defenders in the East and Horn of Africa since its establishment. The evaluation would seek to identify lessons learnt from EHAHRDP’s experience in the past five years, as well as opportunities for the organisation going forward. For more details click here.

 

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Human Rights Defender of the Month: Anny Kapenga

As a young student, Anny Kapenga used to cringe at the cult-like worship of Mobutu Sese Seko, the then Zaire’s President. By then, in the early 1990s, Zaire was still under one party rule, and calls were increasing for Mobutu to open political space to allow other parties to operate. In the meantime, however, all Zairians were expected to show affection for Mobutu wherever they gathered in public.

Students across Zaire’s schools were required to sing and dance adoringly before his (Mobutu)’s portrait every morning before they went to class, and all school scholastic materials were emblemed with his portrait. A young Anny never really appreciated the obsession:

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