Human Rights Defenders Timeline 2005-2015 #10YearsDefending

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The East and Horn of Africa Human Rights Defenders Project has been working to protect African human rights defenders for ten years. Join us on this tour of developments, highlights and emblematic cases in the African system supporting human rights defenders.

 

media uploadEHAHRDP was established to meet the needs of human rights defenders in the region through protection, advocacy, and capacity building programs. We defend human rights defenders in Burundi, Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Rwanda, Somalia (together with Somaliland), South Sudan, Sudan, and Tanzania.

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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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